LitStack Rec: Vivian Maier: Street Photographer & Private Diary of Mr. Darcy

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Vivian Maier: Street Photographer by Vivian Maier (Author), John Maloof (Editor), Geoff Dyer (Contributor) For forty years, Vivian Maier worked as a nanny in Chicago and took photographs on her days off. That may not seem extraordinary, but her work is quickly proving to be our era’s preeminent artistic discovery—the kind that comes along once [….]

LitStack Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

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Dark Matter Blake Crouch Publisher:  Crown Release Date:  July 26, 2016 ISBN 978-1-101-90422-0 When you read in an author’s Acknowledgements page, and he thanks his film and TV manager, and his entertainment attorney, and then you read the line, “I couldn’t ask for a stronger group trying to make XXXXX, the movie, a reality,” you [….]

2015 Nebula Award Winners Announced

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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the winners of the 2015 Nebula Awards in a50th anniversary ceremony held in Chicago over the weekend, hosted by comedian John Hodgman.  Also announced were the awards for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science [….]

2015 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced

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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have announced the nominees for the 2015 Nebula Awards, as well as the nominees for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. According to the SFWA’s eligibility rules, all works first published in [….]

Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff

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Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish David Rakoff Doubleday Release Date: July 16, 2013 ISBN 978-0-385-53521-2 If anyone had told me that I would be reading a novel that was completely written in verse, I would have rolled my eyes in a “heaven help us” gesture.  Epic poems are certainly not unknown in literature, but [….]

American Writers Get Their Own Museum in 2015

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From The Huffington Post: There is a museum for almost anything in America. Albuquerque, NM is home to the American National Rattlesnake Museum. Philadelphia boasts the Mütter Museum, a collection of medical oddities. Besides all its famed art museums, New York also has the Museum of Sex. But where is the museum for writers? By [….]