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Alice Kaltman

Alice Kaltman

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As you might’ve heard, Jonathan Franzen’s back at it with his latest novel about suburban angst and ennui. Save your money. Buy Dawg Towne by Alice Kaltman instead.more

Melissa Faliveno

Melissa Faliveno

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First of all, her initials are MF and I think she’d be okay with me calling her a badass MF’er, which is what I’m trying to tell you:  you need some more MF’in Melissa Faliveno in your life. Which is to say, you need to read Tomboyland. It’s required reading. I’m requiring it for you.more

David Tromblay

David Tromblay

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People who had childhoods like mine did so comfortably numb. It was normal. It was all I ever knew. But here’s something I didn’t put in the book: in high school (after I got away from my father) I had friends who lived inside the foster care system. I used to go to their homes and hang out after school sometimes, because when I was little, I used to fantasize about being taken away and put into foster care. I knew it would be so much better.more

To Rebel Is a Duty: On the Importance of Activism, Story and the Artistic Life

To Rebel Is a Duty: On the Importance of Activism, Story and the Artistic Life

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I’ve had the great pleasure over the last couple of years of getting to know Satish and Sarina Prabasi—activists, travelers, immigrants, father and daughter and first time memoirists of Fragments of Memory: A Nepali National’s Reminiscences and The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times respectively. It would be impossible not to be taken withmore

Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones

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Stephen Graham Jones writes about cars, trucks, cowboys, Indians, slashers, zombies, and werewolves as fluently and fondly as your grandma talks about the intricacies of each of her grandchildren. If you haven’t read his work yet, you’re in luck: The Only Good Indians (Saga Press $26.99) was released last month, and his next book is due outmore

FRANK REARDON

FRANK REARDON

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So here’s the thing you should know about interviewing Frank Reardon. No bullshit. No flinching. No wincing. Much like the stories he writes, he doesn’t spin. Anything. He doesn’t shy away or go looking for attention. He doesn’t dress up his life to make it feel like anything other than it is same way hemore

Soundtrack Your Apocalypse, Soundtrack Your Life: An Interview with Honus Honus of Man Man

Soundtrack Your Apocalypse, Soundtrack Your Life: An Interview with Honus Honus of Man Man

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You can tell where some bands are from by their sound. Other bands sound like tears in the fabric of reality. Man Man is the latter. If you were to guess where they are from based on the sound of their music you might think they sprang into existence in a secret bunker below amore

CATFISH MCDARIS

CATFISH MCDARIS

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I worked 97 days in a row, 12 hours at a time. We had shoot outs, murders, anthrax and ricin scares. When they captured Dahmer, we got at least four or five bomb scares a week—folks wanted to mail him an explosive package. I made it, and that’s plenty.more

Wesley Browne

Wesley Browne

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I deal with people in awkward situations, crisis situations, bad situations of their own making, all the time, so I’ve learned a lot about human nature. I’ve also learned a lot about the way people lead their lives when they hope nobody’s looking. I represent people who break the law. They tell me about it because it’s privileged.more

MEAGAN LUCAS

MEAGAN LUCAS

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What am I looking for as an editor? The short answer—something I wish to God I’d written, something that keeps me up at night. The long—on the first page, I want stakes, tension, and a character that I care enough about to keep reading. By the end, I want to feel something, and I want to not be able to stop thinking about it. more