Magazine Articles Tagged With politics

TED Talks to Become Book Series, Philip Roth's Letter to the Editor, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.11.14

Writers at the Atlantic look at writing and marriage; the effects of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s writing on his personal life; the death of Michael Rockefeller; and other news.

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Two Festivals Celebrate Small Presses, More Books Bound in Human Skin, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.3.14

Mathematical Poetry Month; the best books to celebrate warmer weather; John Updike’s home turf; and other news.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea Pens Memoir, Jane Goodall On Plagiarism, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.2.14

Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books; a road trip to film dead poets; Sherman Alexie book banned in Idaho; and other news.

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Keith Richards’s Children’s Book, Twitter Fiction Festival, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.12.14

Author advocates autonomy for sex workers; Wes Anderson discusses Stefan Zweig; the Irish Grey Gardens; and other news.

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James Patterson To Give $1 Million to Independent Bookstores, AWP Open to the Public, and More

by Melissa Faliveno

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.20.14

Haruki Murakami's next novel will be published in the U.S. in August; Chinese dissident author Yu Jie is having trouble finding a publisher; Electric Literature's 2014 Great Indie Press Preview; and other news.

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The Exiles: Report From Literary Syria

by Stephen Morison Jr.

The Literary Life

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

In a continuing series examining the state of literature abroad, poets Amjad Etry and Hala Mohammad and filmmaker Muhammad Bayazid discuss the challenges that writers and artists face amidst ongoing political turmoil in Syria.

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Journalists in Ukraine Under Threat, Stephen Colbert Audiobook Wins a Grammy, and More

by Melissa Faliveno

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.27.14

Journalists find themselves under increasing threat of violence as protests continue in Ukraine; Sheryl Sandberg's 2013 best-selling book Lean In will become a movie; comedian Stephen Colbert's audiobook has won a Grammy; the Huffington Post rounds up the fifteen hottest romances in literature; and other news.

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Tom Clancy Dies at 66, Writers on Government Incompetence, Family Memoirs, Author Website Tips, and More

by James F. Thompson

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.2.13

Tom Clancy, bestselling author of military novels, dies; Famous writers observe government incompetence; Joy Castro discusses the perils of writing about family; Website tips to help authors connect with readers; and other news.

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Inventory Project

Posted 5.1.13

In 2010 San Francisco poet and bookseller Beau Beausoleil founded the Al-Mutanabbi Street Inventory Project to commemorate the 2007 bombing of Baghdad's famous bookselling thoroughfare, which left thirty people dead and the city's literary center devastated. Since then, Beausoleil has commissioned 261 artist books, created by artists from around the world to celebrate al-Mutanabbi Street and the resilience of the written word. This past March, a group of the books was selected for exhibition by the San Francisco Center for the Book; Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, on display at the center until May 11, includes fifty-five artist books from the inventory. The images below represent just a few of the works currently on display. 

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  • 1 of 8Evidence Vol. 48, 6134, 27, 537, 1129
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    Evidence Vol. 48, 6134, 27, 537, 1129

    "Evidence Vol. 48, 6134, 27, 537, 1129" by Ania Gilmore and Annie Zeybekoglu, United States.

  • 2 of 8Fragile
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    Fragile

    "Fragile" by Dorothy Krause, United States. 

  • 3 of 8Monday
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    Monday

    "Monday" by Kathleen O'Connell, Peru. 

  • 4 of 8Redemption
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    Redemption

    "Redemption" by Lizanne van Essen, United Kingdom.

  • 5 of 8The Song Lives On
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    The Song Lives On

    "The Song Lives On" by John Bently, United Kingdom.

  • 6 of 8Until It Is in Flame
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    Until It Is in Flame

    "Until It Is in Flame" by Beau Beausoleil and Andrea Hassiba, United States. 

  • 7 of 8Witness
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    Witness

    "Witness" by Miriam Schaer, United States. 

  • 8 of 8World of Books
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    World of Books

    "World of Books" by Sas Colby, United States. 

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The Revolution: Report From Literary Egypt

by Stephen Morison Jr.

The Literary Life

Posted 3.1.13

March/April 2013

Contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. reports on the literary community in Cairo, Egypt, interviewing authors, publishers, and booksellers about the ongoing protests, freedom of speech, and the future of Egypt.

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