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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...

  • A journalism masterclass from Ira Glass (thanks to Mike Daisey’s fabrications)

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 18, 2012 | 1:42 am

    For anyone who hasn’t already heard about this weeks’ episode of This American Life (“Retraction”) that retracts and debunks many of the details presented in an earlier TAL episode (“Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory”), I won’t rehash too much of it here.

    In addition...

  • Ira Glass: Why do we all like the storytellers?

    By Melanie Reynard

    March 29, 2010 | 3:25 pm

    “Everyone likes someone who is good at telling stories,” a friend once observed to me years ago.  Tonight with Ira Glass on stage, it seems to be true.

    It’s 6:20 PM, and Ira Glass is re-cutting the opening for our 7:00 PM show.  He’s on stage at UCLA’s Royce Hall, about to...

  • Gotcha? You betcha!

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 6, 2008 | 1:44 pm

    John McCain and Sara Palin have been complaining that there's too much "gotcha journalism" going around.

    If only.

    When they say "gotcha journalism," what they're really trying to do, of course, is to demonize journalism itself -- to de-legitimize asking tough questions, and...