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President Lyndon B. Johnson and Robert F. Kennedy Campaigning in New York, 1964; photo by Cecil W. Stoughton; Public Domain

Movies with My Mother—and James Agee

Nov 24, 2014

Essay by Marc Schiffman

I could still hear the movie voices circling at the bottom of the staircase like lost and scared children in a forest.

Screen Time, Reader's Life, Critics | Read More

What Journalists Can Teach Memoir Writers

Nov 17, 2014

TW Column by Martha Nichols

First-person journalism is my antidote to much of what goes on in creative nonfiction classes.

Media Debate, First Person, Journalism | Read More

"Women and Power" in the NYT Book Review

Oct 15, 2014

TW Opinion by Lorraine Berry and Martha Nichols

At a time when female critics from Caitlin Moran to Mary Beard are being harassed all over the Internet, the lack of editorial attitude is troubling.

Media Debate, Diversity, Journalism | Read More

Rich Writers vs. the Critics—and Me

Oct 08, 2014

Theme Essay by Anna Coppola

Some people might criticize me for expecting a literary author to hold my hand and make it easy.

Authors, Money | Read More

Happy Twentieth Birthday, "Bird by Bird"

Sep 22, 2014

Tribute Essay by Kathy Curto

My paperback copy, first purchased in 2004, is tattered and coffee-stained with faded Post-it Notes.

Advice, Book Reviews | Read More

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