6 Things We Learned About Noah Hawley,
Yahoo TV (blog)6 Things We Learned About Noah Hawley, 'Fargo,' and 'Legion' at SXSWYahoo TV (blog)(An audience member asked him about “Cat's Cradle,” a Kurt Vonnegut novel he's optioned for television, and Hawley joked, “I'm meant to be working on that, as I'm here talking to you. I think this was the hour I set aside for that.” But in reality, he ...and more »
Posted on 11 March 2017 | 4:49 pm
Page Turner: Christopher Moore novels very
Page Turner: Christopher Moore novels very funny, but touchingNews Sentinel"A favorite book that I must recommend is Kurt Vonnegut's 'Player Piano.' I have re-read it four or five times, first reading it while in college. It takes place in the future when machines and robots have taken over. It is satire and somewhat funny ...
Posted on 11 March 2017 | 2:26 am
Opinion | 'Have the guts to cut' your emails
Newcastle HeraldOpinion | 'Have the guts to cut' your emails | Darrell CrokerNewcastle HeraldIn 2015 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame inducted Kurt Vonnegut posthumously. The asteroid 25399 Vonnegut is named in his honour, but Vonnegut's subject matter is rooted deeply to Earth. Slaughterhouse-Five has as its basis his World War ...
Posted on 6 March 2017 | 6:12 am
United States: Illinois Federal Judge Awards
United States: Illinois Federal Judge Awards Treble Damages And Attorneys' Fees In Kurt Vonnegut-Fueled OpinionMondaq News Alerts (registration)In a unique opinion replete with quotations from, and references to, literary works written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole addressed the current standards for determining willfulness under 35 U.S.C. § 284 and finding a case ...
Posted on 2 March 2017 | 4:56 pm
Now seems like a fine time to listen to Kurt
A.V. Club (blog)Now seems like a fine time to listen to Kurt Vonnegut's sermon on nuclear annihilationA.V. Club (blog)And so, apropos of this, let us listen to the sage words of Kurt Vonnegut, who in 1982 was called on by the Catholic church to deliver a sermon on the nuclear threat. At the time, the Cold War was in full swing, and a then-recent three-part article by ...
Posted on 28 February 2017 | 3:07 pm
Premiere: Charlie Barnes - 'More Stately
Graceful, soothing songwriting... Charlie Barnes is both one and many. A deeply individual artist, the name also adorns the songwriter's band project. Debut album 'More Stately Mansions' arrives on May 11th, taking its title from a short story by noted American author Kurt Vonnegut. Clash is able to premiere the title track, and it's a soothing introduction to Charlie Barnes. At times sparse ...
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 2:27 am
New Ford technology will turn drivers’
Is it too much to ask motorists to pay attention?
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 2:05 am
UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 12, 2015
By United Press International UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 12, 2015
Posted on 12 April 2015 | 12:32 am
Tesla owners show off vehicles at Wyoming
KINGSTON — Bill Hinko’s license plate, “ICE NEIN” is a double pun. It’s a nod to the science-fictional super-ice in Kurt Vonnegut’s novel “Cat’s Cradle,” but also describes Hinko’s car: no ICE, or internal combustion engine. (“Nein” is German for “no.”) H
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 1:05 am
Vonnegut's anti-war novel chosen for
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s “Slaughterhouse-Five” is the 2015 selection for the New Student Reading Project at Cornell, Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Laura Brown announced this week.
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 6:44 am
The Man Who Invented Psychopathy
Small wonder that “The Mask of Sanity” was read not just by Dr. Cleckley’s colleagues but by other people ranging from Carson McCullers (who concluded that her late husband had been a psychopath) to Kurt Vonnegut (who drew the same conclusion about ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 11:58 am
A sketch of summer
I see no evidence we are. She folded the book together and sipped her beer. I glimpsed the title: “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut. I couldn’t believe it. A woman was reading a Kurt Vonnegut novel in a bar in Astoria. I was so shocked by this ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:06 am
Racing tip of the day
The book in question is Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut who was present during the firebombing of Dresden which featured as the focal point for his most famous novel which then led me to pick up Mother Night by the same author, featuring the US Nazi ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:10 pm
Actress Jennifer Esposito shops for Hamptons
Gorgeous actress Jennifer Esposito (who also owns gluten-free bakery Jennifer’s Way in the East Village) is in talks to buy a charming house in East Hampton Springs, the famed artist colony where Jackson Pollock, Kurt Vonnegut and John Steinbeck once worked.
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 9:25 am
Are depression and creativity linked?
For example, in 1987, famous neuroscientist Nancy Andreasen studied 30 famous authors from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (including sci-fi author Kurt Vonnegut) and compared them to 30 controls, along with both groups’ first-degree relatives. The authors ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 9:01 am
Vonnegut memorial library to open in
Three years after his death, pieces of Kurt Vonnegut's life are coming together in his hometown, where a new library will chronicle the "Slaughterhouse Five" author's harrowing World War II experiences and his works that struck a chord wit
Posted on 18 August 2010 | 12:07 am
Publisher to release new batch of Vonnegut
A posthumous collection of short stories by Kurt Vonnegut will be released this November.
Posted on 10 April 2009 | 9:01 am
Critic John Leonard dies at age 69
Literary and cultural critic John Leonard, an early champion of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and many other authors, and so consumed and informed by books that Kurt Vonnegut once praised him as "the smartest man who ever lived," has died
Posted on 6 November 2008 | 12:31 pm
Posted on 30 March 2008 | 12:14 pm
Kurt Vonnegut Tops in Public's Heart
Within the past year, three of the most famous authors to emerge after World War II have died: Norman Mailer, Kurt Vonnegut and William Styron. Their deaths all resulted in front-page stories, lengthy appreciations and ongoing discussions about their plac
Posted on 15 November 2007 | 3:09 pm
Resolved Question: Kurt Vonnegut's short
I have to pick two short stories of Kurt Vonnegut work to compare and contrast. Can you help?? I dont know where to start D: What two stories would be good to compare and contrast the similarities and differences of?
Posted on 13 May 2013 | 9:58 am
Resolved Question: Slaughterhouse-Five by
In your opinion, does Vonnegut's unconventional writing style in Slaughterhouse-Five help him convey his message or hurt it? Do you think it's alienating to engage the readers? I'm interested to see some of your responses and if you have a quote to help support your opinion that would be even better!
Posted on 14 January 2013 | 5:21 am
Resolved Question: Slaughterhouse-Five by
How is the novel's theme (free will/fate) enhanced by the manipulated narrative style (disorganized plot, narrator being a part of the story, preface as the first chapter)?
I know everything there is know from reading spark notes, the book, and every other on-line tool. Now, I need some in-depth analysis into the book. I wrote my essay, but it is terribly choppy. Now I need some points of view to fill the awkward structure..
Posted on 3 September 2011 | 5:40 am
Resolved Question: Authors like Kurt
I'm looking for authors like Kurt Vonnegut, except maybe a bit darker. I like sci-fi and fantasy novels as well, but please no twilight or novels written with a target audience of teenage girls. thanks so much.
Posted on 13 June 2011 | 10:22 am
Resolved Question: SlaughterHouse Five by
how is billy's alienation and loneliness depicted in the book? How does it affect him? and What causes him to be alienated from others? Please help !!!!!!! I'm writing an Essay no its actually Tralfalmadore
Posted on 8 February 2011 | 6:32 am