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Salman Rushdie’s ‘Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights’ Can’t Tether the Muses

All the rowdy little devils from Persitan have settled down here, a bit, but Rushdie's mischievousness will not be tamed.

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An Awesome Guy!: An Interview with Dallas Clayton

Dallas Clayton once made a small little homemade book for his son. Then he put it online. Then, it became a worldwide smash. Heralded by celebrities, subject of a Google ad, and inspried by his son, PopMatters speaks to author Robert Alford about modern-day publishing, maintaining your center, and the importance of keeping your family close at all times.

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PEN World Voices Fest: What Went Wrong?: 30 April 2011 - New York

This out of the ordinary event brought together a high profile literary line-up to practice the art of storytelling for the sold-out crowd at Cooper Union’s Great Hall.

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Always Look on the Grimm Side of Life

Murder, masochism, Satanism and nihilism: Parents, you might want to rethink substituting your kids' Twilight paperbacks for the classics.

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28 Apr 2009 // 8:59 PM

Baloney by Pascal Blanchet

Blanchet’s world is one of the marbled pinks and reds of high quality beef, the pale pinks of processed meats like hot dogs and, of course, baloney, but his words are like stale bread.

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Kirby Fields shies away from adding celeb-authored books to his brand new baby's library. Until he spies "Dylan" on one very important kid-lit spine.

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3 Aug 2008 // 9:59 PM

The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie

An enlightening arabesque that confirms why Rushdie is Rushdie, and his belittlers far littler.

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23 Jul 2008 // 3:41 AM

Rushdie traces the roots of his latest award-winning tale

Fatehpur Sikri, the old, abandoned capital of India’s Mughal King Akbar, is a somewhat deserted place these days, a bit off the beaten tourist

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8 May 2008 // 3:07 AM

Then She Found Me

As cute and inoffensive and eventually uplifting as Then She Found Me may be, it is also a formulaic exercise.

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The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen by ed. Maria Tatar

What a loose-limbed, witty, and even oddly post-modern writer Hans Christian Andersen was.

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—Salman Rushdie is no longer in hiding and no longer facing a state-sponsored death threat. That may not be news for some

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31 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

In Wood's hands, Little Red Riding Hood had never met a wolf so dangerous.

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15 Jul 2007 // 8:18 PM

Fans, publishers wondering what to do next…

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LONDON - After spending nearly a decade living in secret locations under the armed guard of British police, it has only been in the last

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10 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Session by Aaron Petrovich

Petrovich's depiction of the frenzied audience as victims of a "pre-traumatic stress disorder" is cleverly done and well-characterized.

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17 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

Though Rushdie is rigid in his opinions, he is not judgmental when it comes to his characters.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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