Benjamin Ogden in the New York Times: In a 2010 letter to his friend and fellow novelist Paul Auster, J. M. Coetzee made a remark that would not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with his work: “I must...

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The Outlaw Novelist as Literary Critic

 

Benjamin Ogden in the New York Times:

14Ogden-superJumboIn a 2010 letter to his friend and fellow novelist Paul Auster, J. M. Coetzee made a remark that would not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with his work: “I must say that I get impatient with fiction that doesn’t try something that hasn’t been...

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The Outlaw Novelist as Literary Critic

 

Benjamin Ogden in the New York Times:

14Ogden-superJumboIn a 2010 letter to his friend and fellow novelist Paul Auster, J. M. Coetzee made a remark that would not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with his work: “I must say that I get impatient with fiction that doesn’t try something that hasn’t been...

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Brain Cells Share Information With Virus-Like Capsules

 

Ed Yong in The Atlantic:

Lead_960When Jason Shepherd first saw the structures under a microscope, he thought they looked like viruses. The problem was: he wasn’t studying viruses.

Shepherd studies a gene called Arc which is active in neurons, and plays a vital role in the brain. A mouse...

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Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems... palsy is just one

    
 


How to Fix Facebook—Before It Fixes Us

Roger McNamee in Washington Monthly:

Jan-18-McNamee-FacebookIn early 2006, I got a call from Chris Kelly, then the chief privacy officer at Facebook, asking if I would be willing to meet with his boss, Mark Zuckerberg. I had been a technology investor for more than two decades, but the meeting was unlike any I had...

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