How America Came to Enthusiastically Embrace Sushi

Strictly speaking, “sushi” refers not to the raw fish, but rather to the rice seasoned with vinegar, salt, and a bit of sugar. The concept of sushi came from China, where a 4th-century cookbook mentions salted fish being placed in cooked rice to undergo a fermentation process that helped preserve the fish. It likely made […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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How America Came to Enthusiastically Embrace Sushi

Strictly speaking, “sushi” refers not to the raw fish, but rather to the rice seasoned with vinegar, salt, and a bit of sugar. The concept of sushi came from China, where a 4th-century cookbook mentions salted fish being placed in cooked rice to undergo a fermentation process that helped... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-02-08 09:52:05 UTC ]
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Book Review: Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream, by Sarah Churchwell

In the late summer of 1941, as millions of Americans were debating whether to become involved in the war against Hitler, the journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote a celebrated essay for Harper's magazine. The title was Who Goes Nazi?, and Thompson explained that she had devised "a somewhat macabre... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Muslim Teen Finds Her Voice in Post-9/11 America: Read an Excerpt from HOPE ABLAZE by Sarah Mughal Rana

Read an excerpt of Hope Ablaze by Sarah Mughal Rana, a YA novel about a Muslim girl who writes a protest poem that goes viral, changing her whole life. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-02-21 12:30:00 UTC ]
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WAWOG Protestors Disrupt PEN America Event with Mayim Bialik

Protesters from Writers Against the War on Gaza disrupted a PEN America event featuring actor and outspoken Israel supporter Mayim Bialik in Los Angeles on January 31. One protestor, author Randa Jarrar. was physically removed from the scene. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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New PEN America Report Documents 'Scarlet Letter' Effect of Book Bans

PEN America has released "a cumulative data summary" of nearly 6,000 book bans in public schools, finding that shared lists of targeted books by organized political groups have led to books and authors being targeted in multiple communities across the country. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Novelists Should Embrace Artificial Intelligence

Let’s imagine, for the purpose of this essay, that the following statement is true: An AI writes a novel. Actually, forget about the imagining. This is already happening. Today’s AIs—large language models (LLMs) specifically, like GPT-4—can write. If you’ve glanced at the headlines this year,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-12-08 09:51:43 UTC ]
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PEN America Will Open an Office in Florida

PEN America intends to expand its presence in Florida amid growing book banning and other censorship efforts in the state, and has appointed ACLU veteran Katie Blankenship director of a new Florida office. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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World Literature Today to Co-host Online “RESISTIR Latin America” Poetry Event

World Literature Today to Co-host Online “RESISTIR Latin America” Poetry Event News and Events [email protected] Mon, 10/30/2023 - 15:47 On Saturday, November 18 at 10am cst, the “RESISTIR Groupe” of Latin American PEN Centers, World Literature... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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World Literature Today to Co-host Online “RESISTIR Latin America” Poetry Event and Call for Peace

World Literature Today to Co-host Online “RESISTIR Latin America” Poetry Event and Call for Peace News and Events [email protected] Mon, 10/30/2023 - 15:47 On Saturday, November 18 at 12pm cst, the “RESISTIR Groupe” of Latin American PEN Centers,... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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From Asia to Latin America: Independent Comics Publishers in Frankfurt

A Frankfurt Book Fair panel on independent comics publishers highlighted the innovative ways publishers get their books to readers. The post From Asia to Latin America: Independent Comics Publishers in Frankfurt appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-10-24 11:10:56 UTC ]
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By embracing the vices I used to avoid, I'm learning to be kinder to myself

At the age of 28, Keith Hodder hadn’t had a sip of alcohol, a drag of a cigarette or even a cup of coffee. Today he's out to challenge his vices one by one in order to be more comfortable with being vulnerable and to understand why he was being so judgmental toward others and himself in the... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-10-21 08:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Tim O'Brien's first novel in 20 years is about America's 'mythomania'

Tim O'Brien, author of the great novel 'The Things They Carried,' explains how COVID and Trump spawned 'America Fantastica,' his first novel in 20 years. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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New PEN America Report Finds 33% Jump in School Book Bans

"Amid a growing climate of censorship, school book bans continue to spread through coordinated campaigns by a vocal minority of groups and individual actors and, increasingly, as a result of pressure from state legislation," the report finds. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Want to understand Elon Musk (and America)? This is the book to read—and it’s fiction

‘Kill the Rich’ by Jack Allison and Kate Shapiro is a lacerating satire of America’s gonzo culture—and no one comes out unscathed. A provocative book title doesn’t always telegraph to readers what awaits inside. When it comes to those self-help books that include a naughty little swear on the... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2023-09-16 03:00:00 UTC ]
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WLT to Host “Indigenous Literatures of the Americas” Event at Green Feather Books, by The Editors of WLT

WLT to Host “Indigenous Literatures of the Americas” Event at Green Feather Books, by The Editors of WLT News and Events [email protected] Mon, 08/28/2023 - 15:10 World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2023-08-28 20:10:58 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Documents Surge in ‘Educational Intimidation’ Bills

A new wave of legislation is leading to censorship in schools and libraries by creating a climate of fear and uncertainty for educators. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Coming to America: Spotlight on Hardie Grant

With new offices in North America and a new imprint, Hardie Grant looks to reach new readers and expand its legacy, offering up an inaugural list featuring vibrant, visually stunning food and lifestyle books. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How did Suits become America’s most-watched TV show of the summer?

The 2010s legal drama has broken records since hitting US Netflix, shining light on viewing patterns in a fragmented television landscapeSince I work in the business of talking television, I am often asking people what they’re watching. And this summer, the predominant answer – usually in the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-08-17 18:02:26 UTC ]
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Patrick deWitt Would Like to Eat Sushi With Emily Dickinson

“I think she’d find it fascinating,” says the novelist, whose latest book is “The Librarianist.” Continue reading at The New York Times

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Beyond Book Banning: PEN America Warns of ‘Booklash,’ Self-Censorship

PEN America says it sees book publishing 'at a crossroads' in a new report warning of cancel culture, review-bombing, and book banning. The post Beyond Book Banning: PEN America Warns of ‘Booklash,’ Self-Censorship appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-08-07 21:16:27 UTC ]
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