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October 01, 2014 | 02:22 PM | 8 notes
millionsmillions:

The new issue of The Enemy is out, and it’s got some goodies which may be of interest to Millions readers. Among them are two new poems by Ruth Ellen Kocher, who won the 2014 PEN Open Book prize; an appraisal of the value of bad art by sociologist Alison Gerber; and a reassessment of the MFA by Beckett Flannery.

My friend Charlie edits this magazine and it’s wonderful.

millionsmillions:

The new issue of The Enemy is out, and it’s got some goodies which may be of interest to Millions readers. Among them are two new poems by Ruth Ellen Kocher, who won the 2014 PEN Open Book prize; an appraisal of the value of bad art by sociologist Alison Gerber; and a reassessment of the MFA by Beckett Flannery.

My friend Charlie edits this magazine and it’s wonderful.

October 01, 2014 | 09:49 AM | 5 notes

Mike Uva is a musician in Cleveland.  He wrote me to say he was reading  my book and that he had a song called California that’s really about Cleveland, which is where my main character Cal is from. Give it a listen—it’s beautiful.

October 01, 2014 | 09:43 AM | 392 notes
npr:

A new study finds that individuals who are least sensitive to bitter compounds consume significantly more vegetables compared with those who are most sensitive.
"What we think [is that] if somebody finds some vegetables too bitter, they sort of generalize to all green vegetables," said researcher Valerie Duffy of the University of Connecticut.
From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes
Photo: Claire Eggers for NPR

Patrick is the KING of bitter foods. And beer. And coffee.  He is the least bitter person, though. Grumpy, yes, but not bitter.

npr:

A new study finds that individuals who are least sensitive to bitter compounds consume significantly more vegetables compared with those who are most sensitive.

"What we think [is that] if somebody finds some vegetables too bitter, they sort of generalize to all green vegetables," said researcher Valerie Duffy of the University of Connecticut.

From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

Photo: Claire Eggers for NPR

Patrick is the KING of bitter foods. And beer. And coffee.  He is the least bitter person, though. Grumpy, yes, but not bitter.

September 30, 2014 | 07:57 PM | 22 notes

I hate photos of authors in overcoats and scarves.

September 30, 2014 | 09:38 AM | 12 notes
"As a child, I went on Club Med vacations with my family, and happily splashed around in the shallow waves, picking sand out of my bathing suit. I was a teenager in the 1990s, and the absolute apex of cool was when Brenda and Dylan (or Kelly and Dylan) cuddled on a beach blanket on a cool Californian night. Beaches are for relaxed, laid-back people, the kind of people who own both surfboards and dogs. I have lots of books and two cats. Beaches have always been my Kryptonite."

Author Emma Straub’s 5 Best Beaches for Fall and Winter - Condé Nast Traveler

I wrote about cold beaches for Conde Nast Traveler.

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Because I love to swim in the ocean, I don’t quite get the beach when it’s cold—it’s one of my many aversions to Northern Californian living, actually. But Emma makes a strong case for it!

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