Philip Roth may be our most celebrated literary kvetcher. Even among a long line of iconic Jewish-American authors like Bernard Malamud and Saul Bellow, Roth’s authorial voice was always the loudest and the wryest. Authors Sam Lipsyte and Howard Norman discuss this legacy and Roth’s impact on their own work at the Library of Congress [...]
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Philip Roth (Portnoy's Complaint, American Pastoral) was one of the biggest names on the National Book Festival's lineup when the schedule was revealed in May. But Roth's name is now conspicuously absent from the fest's website.
Library of Congress spokesperson Gayle Osterberg confirms it's not a mistake. "Unfortunately Philip Roth is now not able to attend," she [...]
Yesterday the Library of Congress disclosed the long list of authors who are scheduled to appear at this year’s National Book Festival. For the second straight year it’ll run for two days, Sept. 22 and 23, bringing big names in fiction (mass-market and literary), history, YA, graphic novels, poetry, children’s books, and more to the [...]
Hello! Hirshhorn Director Richard Koshalek wants to put a giant bubble on top of the museum. Wuh?
Writing in the New York Times, architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff details a plan for a blue, 145-foot inflatable structure (he describes it as a multipurpose meeting hall) that would bloom from the museums's central courtyard twice a year and [...]
Is that they all suck, apparently. Morning, y'all! Re TV: You got Chris Klimek and Glen Weldon gracefully dropping huge turds on the new Prisoner, and here's Bill O'Reilly meh-meh-mehing about how the script writers for the alien invasion show V are taking "potshots" at the Obama Administration. Incidentally, Klimek and Weldon are criticizing [...]