Olivia Laing
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The Best Books of 2014: Nonfiction
8 Jan 2015 // 8:30 PM

The truth may be stranger than fiction, but as the numerous nonfiction books of 2014 also attest, it's often the truest stories that are the most gripping.


The Drowning Pool: When Great Writers Are Drunks
9 Mar 2014 // 8:30 PM

Berryman, Carver, Cheever, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Williams; none could tend the flame of their talent with anything but liquor and devastation.


Cracking Up: Why Writing and Drinking May Not Be Such a Great Combination, After All
6 Feb 2014 // 1:05 AM

The Trip to Echo Spring contemplates the vexed relationship between six great American writers and the alcoholism that undermined their lives.

//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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