Author Archives: Matt Borondy

December 2011 Reading List: Turtle Island, Michael Chabon, Percival Everett

Matt Borondy is reading two poetry books: Turtle Island by Gary Snyder and our music editor Anna-Lynne’s new one.

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Monday’s Margins: Remnick on Havel; Christopher Hitchens; Gifts for Writers and Readers

Vaclev Havel has died. David Remnick composed a top-ten reading list of Vaclev Havel and Beyond…

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Why Can’t Amazon and the Indies Just Get Along?

Amazon riled up the book-reading world again, using a price-checking app promotion to declare war on the brick-and-mortars.

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10 Best Books I Didn’t Read in 2011

Seriously. I go to Malaprop’s all the time and pick this book up and read the praise and think, “Wow, this must be a fucking great book.”

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Monday’s Margins: Joyce Carol Oates; Amazon Bestsellers; Occupy!

Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs topped Amazon’s Bestselling Books of 2011.

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Identity Theory 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Ho Ho Ho

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Monday’s Margins: Murakami, The New Inquiry, A Year in Reading

“Is our world less real than an unreal world? And if our sense of reality has fundamentally changed, how does that affect the stories we tell?”

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"Serpents" by Sharon Van Etten: Song of the Month for December

Our song of the month for December is Sharon Van Etten’s “Serpents.”The tune is off her forthcoming (February 2012) album, Tramp.Listen to the track and/or download it on SoundCloud.Visit the artist at sharonvanetten.com.

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Monday’s Margins: Shop Indie Bookstores; Obama’s Holiday Reading; Vonnegut

Salon reminds you to support your indie bookstore this holiday season.

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November 2011 Reading List: Peter Matthiessen, Roberto Bolano, Lauren Oliver, Jonathan Franzen

Robert Birnbaum is reading The Third Reich by Roberto Bolano, The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco, Stolen Souls by Stuart Neville, and The Wake of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart.

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On Second Thought, Maybe I Won’t Do NaNoWriMo This Year

Some time tomorrow, which is the first day of November, the second to last month of the year twenty eleven a.d., a Tuesday like so many other Tuesdays that have come before and likely will come again barring any unforeseen incidents…

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Monday’s Margins: The Future Sucks; Change It.

Newsflash: The future is boring, says Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story.“Comedies end in marriage, tragedies in death. Otherwise they aren’t so different,” says the protagonist of Siri Hustvedt‘s “exuberant” new novel, The Summer Without Men.Only posting two stories is kinda lame, we admit. We’ll work on blogging better in the future.

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May 2011 Reading List: Micheal Crumney, John Sayles, Wilfred Santiago

A sampling of books we are reading this May…

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5 Questions: Summer Block Talks About Editing "The Foghorn," An Online Comedy Magazine

Summer Block Kumar

In addition to editing The Foghorn, Summer Block has published essays, short fiction, and poetry in McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, Identity Theory, DIAGRAM, Monkeybicycle, PANK, and many other publications.

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Sailing: Good Clean Fun!

The waters are rising to record highs near our headquarters.

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