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Toni Morrison, Joan Didion among those in PEN online archive
PEN America, the literary and human rights organization, has assembled more than 1,500 hours of audio and visual material for a digital archive featuring Toni Morrison, Joan Didion other leading writers and public thinkers of the past half-century
Excerpt: 'The Tyranny of Silence' by Flemming Rose
Excerpted from ‘The Tyranny of Silence‘ by Flemming Rose, by arrangement with the Cato Institute (USA), Inc., Copyright © Cato Institute 2014 Chapter One: From Where I Stand It’s a Sunday morning in 2009, and I’m standing under the shower in a hotel room in...
Jon Stewart Bans Hugh Grant From 'Daily Show,' Also Doesn't Like Cat Stevens
Jon Stewart loves sparring with his “Daily Show” guests, but there’s one guy he never wants to see on his set again: Hugh Grant. Last week, at a Montclair, N.J. fundraiser he hosted with his Comedy Central cohort Steven Colbert, Stewart said the British actor acted...
Padma Lakshmi Strips Down, Tells All for Playboy
Padma Lakshmi is pretty much perfect. In the December issue of Playboy, the “Top Chef” host and former model strips down to a lace negligee and reveals that she doesn’t like dudes who shower her with gifts, thinks pretty people are boring, and works her...
Salman Rushdie's "Joseph Anton": Death Warrant, Secret Police, 9 Years in Hiding
Rushdie's new memoir chronicles years living with death threats for writing "The Satanic Verses"
Tom Rivers is a correspondent for ABC News Radio based in London. From his London post, he has covered some of the biggest stories in the last 25 years, including the Lockerbie disaster, the war in Bosnia, the London terror attacks and the Royal Wedding, and has interviewed thousands, including
Facebook's Forgotten Rule: No Fake Names Allowed
One of the oldest jokes about the Web -- the 1993 New Yorker cartoon that said "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog" -- may not be true for much longer. Several major websites spent the past year slowly chiseling away at online anonymity . Two of the biggest forces, Facebook and Google ,
Are You There Twitter? It's Me, Judy
That’s the description author Judy Blume uses for her Twitter handle @judyblume. For fans of the author of “Are You There, God? It’s Me Margaret” and “Forever,” it must come as a pleasant surprise that the woman who channels teenage angst and longing into bestselling...
Christopher Hitchens, Author and Television Personality, Dies at 62
The Controversial and Fearless Writer Loses His Battle With Esophogeal Cancer
Dec. 11, 1990: Salman Rushdie and the Fatwa
Author speaks about life after controversial publication, "The Satanic Verses."