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Feelings For The Unfeeling: A (2005) Interview With David Berman

It’s no secret on this blog that I am a big fan of the Silver Jews and their sole fixed member, David Berman. As it happens, I e-interviewed Berman for my college’s alternative magazine years ago, but due to our … Continue reading

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Michael Hasting’s Reporting Process For Long-Form Articles

Buzzfeed’s Michael Hastings, the reporter who catalyzed Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s ouster as the top general in Afghanistan, participated in one of Reddit’s Ask Me Anything interviews yesterday. Many of the questions were about war, foreign policy or the upcoming election. … Continue reading

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What Mary Karr Says I Should Bring To The Party

In an interview published today on The Days of Yore, Mary Karr has what seems to me to be good advice on making your way in the world. Naturally, her advice is laced with the advice of other writers: Do … Continue reading

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Catching Sight Of The Phoney Gulp In The Wild

As part of a blitz of blogging yesterday, David Berman ordained what he calls “the phoney gulp” as “the new worst move in journalism.” Pulling examples from Vanity Fair, The Stranger, and HTMLGiant, DCB decried the modern tendency for some … Continue reading

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“Discovering” James Tate

Well, the Pulitzer Prize winner is new to me at least. Or, I should say, his words are. I had heard of him from the blurb on Actual Air and I knew from reading interviews that David Berman had studied … Continue reading

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Background For Future Statistical Analysis

Last May, as I spent about 10 days chained to my desk writing my final research papers of the semester, I found my attention drifting to dreams of other ways to spend my time. Instead of hurriedly scanning through academic … Continue reading

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