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Food in Fiction: A column, a book, a lot of pretty pictures

The Gabriel Garcia Marquez reference in Dinah Fried’s new book, “Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals,” might not be the Colombian author’s altogether most memorable dish. 199 more words


Prodigy, corrections and a dangerous obessession with things that are online and not real

When I was an awkward teenager I constantly got lost in books. The novels I read were mostly science fiction. Some of my favorites included series like Ender’s Game by Oscar Scott Card and then Hyperion series by Dan Simmons.  1,068 more words


Jonathan Franzen

For the past two years, I’ve been sort of ambivalent about the work of Jonathan Franzen.  I’ve only read his last two novels (which are also his most popular), which I thought were pretty okay, but didn’t leave a lasting impression on me that I thought good fiction was supposed to do.   794 more words

10 Potentially Great TV Shows That Never Aired

Michael Lombardo, HBO’s president of programming, recently talked with Vulture about the status of some of the network’s projects. Among them was the scrapped adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s… 1,104 more words