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Short Fiction
None of your Business by Natalia Klyuchareva (Words Without Borders) (kudos to [personal profile] yumiyoshi)
"A young boy tries to discipline his alcoholic parents, to shock them into changing their ways. Wallows in the depravity of human nature, yet the story (and the people) carry on."

Came across this story through DW's Latest Things; there's something really interesting about this one.

Mostly Femslash Recs: Bitch Slap (1), Glee (2), HP (5), Oglaf (2), Sherlock (1), Spartacus: Blood and Sand (1) (warning: adult, not work-safe) )
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[personal profile] sasha_feather posted the transcript and video of Elif Shafak's TED Talk on fiction vs. identity politics. There's a whole lot being covered in this talk but the highlights are how she talks about fiction as fiction, "writing what you know" as being a suffocating pigeonhole, and how identity politics might be divisive mechanism that doesn't let us get out of our cultural ghettos (assuming we identify with one). Good food for thought and a good speaker in general.
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THE HARDY BOYS THE FINAL CHAPTER... by Gene Weingarten (The Washington Post, Aug. 9, 1998)

A fascinating article about the writer of the Hardy Boys, spotted via a comment in [livejournal.com profile] beatonna's Nancy Drew comics. It does change your perspective on the series, so if you're all about putting writers on their pedestals and leaving them there, look away. I spent a few weeks reading my school library's collection of Hardy Boys when I was about 10, so I can't help but be fascinated. No one told me the books were for boys, thankfully. :)


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