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Nick Curley is the Associate Editor of the Barnes and Noble Review. His writing has appeared in Vol 1. Brooklyn, Harper's, New York Press, The L Magazine, Hazlitt and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. Come talk to him about all things bookish and beyond on Twitter (@vivacurley).

Judah Friedlander: Hero for the Common Person

COMEDY

Judah Friedlander: Hero for the Common Person

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The comedian, actor, and artist on why he chose to immerse himself for fifteen hours a day into the creation of "When the Raindrops United", his new collection of single-panel cartoons.
Elvis Costello Has Great News

INTERVIEW

Elvis Costello Has Great News

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The rock icon on his new 670-page memoir, how songs mutate over time, and why the last decade of his career has been his best. A conversation with Nick Curley.
Lie Better: David Lagerkrantz on Lisbeth’s Return

INTERVIEW

Lie Better: David Lagerkrantz on Lisbeth’s Return

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Bringing Steig Larsson's characters to thrilling life, one more time....
Catherine Coulter, Saved from Robbers and Outlaws

WRITERS ON WRITING

Catherine Coulter, Saved from Robbers and Outlaws

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The author of over seventy novels - including this week's latest, "The End Game" - on dirty jobs, who she admires, and how to craft a marriage on the page.
Jonathan Galassi: Books Are Not a Pair of Socks

INTERVIEW

Jonathan Galassi: Books Are Not a Pair of Socks

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The publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux -- and author of "Muse" -- on literature's future, the authors he's proud to have worked with, and writing his first novel at age sixty-five.
Sandra Brown: Hunting the Mythic

INTERVIEW

Sandra Brown: Hunting the Mythic

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The author of nearly seventy novels - including this week's latest, "Friction" - on how her characters surprise her, what it means to be a Texan, and the best advice she's received as a writer.
Brad Meltzer, from Fifty Feet High

INTERVIEW

Brad Meltzer, from Fifty Feet High

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The author of "The President's Shadow" believes the next great thriller "is being worked on right now by some woman in her garage that none of us has ever heard of."
Aziz Ansari Wants You to Get Offline and Go Meet People

INTERVIEWS

Aziz Ansari Wants You to Get Offline and Go Meet People

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The comedian and author of "Modern Romance" on learning about marriage from the elderly, snacks as relationship tests, and what your phone is doing your love life.
Kate Tempest’s Back Pages

MUSIC

Kate Tempest’s Back Pages

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Two new poetry collections from a British hip-hop MC bring old gods to modern London.
Bill Nye: Gravity’s Influence

INTERVIEWS

Bill Nye: Gravity’s Influence

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"We all made it this far in evolutionary history. So scientifically, we are all in this together."
Jill Lepore: Of Ruckus and Rumpus

HISTORY

Jill Lepore: Of Ruckus and Rumpus

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"History isn’t a museum store. It’s a junk yard guarded by a fat old dog who’s meaner than hell."

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James Ellroy: Brood and Yearn

CRIME

James Ellroy: Brood and Yearn

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"My relationship with L.A. is largely imaginative; it allows me to ignore the untenable aspects of L.A. today," says the author of Perfidia.