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  • Israeli writer Etgar Keret on the long and (very) short of it

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 30, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    Etgar Keret, with his collections “The Nimrod Flip-Out” and the recently published “Suddenly, a Knock on the Door,” reinvigorated the short story (and the short, short story). The author, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Zoetrope and on “This American Life,” recently...

  • Aaron Swartz: martyr or meme?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 4, 2013 | 3:10 pm

    When programmer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz killed himself on January 11, the outpouring of grief from those who knew him and appreciated his work was immediate and intense.

    Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law professor who befriended Swartz years before his suicide, wrote that...

  • The Cinderella stories of Aline Brosh McKenna

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 30, 2011 | 7:30 pm

    When Aline Brosh McKenna pitched her very first script in her first screenwriting class circa 1990, her words were met by a hushed, possibly startled, silence.  The setting was an extension course at New York University: “I just remember somebody writing something about an art...

  • The New Yorker’s Bruce Eric Kaplan on His New Book and Judd Apatow TV Series

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 3, 2011 | 2:07 am

    Many people know Bruce Eric Kaplan as BEK, the longtime cartoonist for The New Yorker.  But he’s also worked as a writer on the iconic TV shows “Six Feet Under” and “Seinfeld,” where he penned the episode in which Elaine was enraged by a cryptic New Yorker cartoon.

    To say...

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