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February 2, 2011
Most readers know what collegeACB is: a gossip or rumor site that targets college campuses. I have written about it before. I am writing about it again because I have my suspicions that site owners and/or their personnel seed the site. What else would account for such obviously inflammatory and sickening statements made against minorities the first day of the semester?
February 1, 2011
The Southern Foodways Alliance, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, documents, studies, and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the changing American South. The SFA is a member-supported organization of more than 800 chefs and academics, writers and eaters. In the Atlantic Monthly, Corby Kummer dubbed the SFA “this country’s most intellectually engaged food society.”
February 1, 2011
Etgar Keret, Israeli writer (Missing Kissinger, The Girl on the Fridge) and filmmaker (Jellyfish, winner of the Caméra d’Or at Cannes and Best Director Award of the French Artists and Writers’ Guild) reads his short story “Shoes.”
February 1, 2011
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February 1, 2011
Eugene Alper is a talented cat. Translator (Anton Chekhov: A Brother's Memoir, by Mikhail Chekhov), actor (catch him on Law & Order: LA), and musician, here he reads his translations of poet Tatiana Kuzovleva then performs hauntingly beautiful music he wrote to her Russian lyrics.
February 1, 2011
South African memoirist Glen Retief is an Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction at Susquehanna University. Here he’s prepared an audio essay on teaching travel writing to American students abroad, recorded in part while staying with them in a Xhosa seaside village just three weeks ago.
February 1, 2011
Poet and essayist Art Homer was born in the Missouri Ozarks and spent his childhood there and in the Pacific Northwest of California and Oregon. He worked on forest trail crews, as an animal caretaker, and as a journeyman ironworker before taking a BA at Portland State University and an MFA at the University of Montana, where he studied with Richard Hugo, Madeline DeFrees, and Tess Gallagher.
February 1, 2011
Lee Gutkind, “godfather” of the creative nonfiction movement, talks here with his son, Sam, who’s 19, on their memoir Truckin' With Sam: A Father and Son, the Mick and the Dyl, Rockin' and Rollin', on the Road (SUNY Press, 2010). The conversation is moderated by Stephen Knezovich, Associate Editor of Creative Nonfiction.
February 1, 2011
Country after country announces national policy to pick leading research universities, lavish resources upon them, and thrust them higher into international leadership. China, Germany, and Japan are three of the powerhouse examples, even though their higher education system otherwise differ greatly.
February 1, 2011
We were all pretty much snowbound yesterday, yet again, so The Wife and I decided to use some streaming goodness to introduce the kids to Fat Albert.



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