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There is a documentary about writers and what they define as “bad” writing, called Bad Writing. You can watch it here for free for the entire month of January. Give it a watch! Featuring a lot of different writers, including Margaret Atwood and David Sedaris. Want to know the specific name for practically every group of animals? Have a huge…

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Here’s a neat idea: a subscription service where your favorite cultural icons put together mail goodies for you that are personally meaningful. You can see all the different people doing this at Quarterly Co. The Nobel Prize winner for literature was announced recently: the Chinese writer, Mo Yan. An online friend of mine posted a list from her creative writing…

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A book-loving teen discusses how he has to deal with “dumbing himself down” and pretending to be someone else while among his peers and growing up in an environment that doesn’t particularly encourage reading. My sister showed me this art blog and I fell in love. I especially love the art of Dima Rebus. Here is a great quote by…

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Joyce Carol Oates talks about Foxfire‘s newest film adaptation and its relevance to feminism and online internet harassment. Flannery O’Connor reads her short story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.” I’ve never actually heard her read before. Excellent. You can trade your used books online at Paperbackswap. I’ve been looking for something like this. Flavorwire compiles a list of the…

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You can see what people are reading on the subways over at The Underground New York Public Library. Another great blog I discovered: Pen and Ink. Tattoos and the stories behind them. Many people were upset earlier this year about having no Pulitzer Prize awarded for fiction. In the New Yorker, writer Michael Cunningham (who was one of members of the jury…

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