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Posted on 9 January 2018 | 7:01 pm
  Adam Shankman & Jennifer Gibgot's
Adam Shankman & Jennifer Gibgot's Offspring Shingle Inks Global Road TV DealDeadlineGlobal Road's scripted slate also includes an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle with Noah Hawley at FX; Jenji Kohan's American Princess at Lifetime; music series Muscle Shoals executive produced by Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski's ...
Posted on 9 January 2018 | 11:52 am
  Dispatches from Skip Gorman's AudioBlog:
Taft Midway DrillerDispatches from Skip Gorman's AudioBlog: Something NewTaft Midway DrillerI remember Kurt Vonnegut, James A. Michener, Robert A. Heinlein, Nathanial Hawthorn, C. S. Forrester, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and dozens and dozens more who have, over the years, influenced the way I write, speak and think ...
Posted on 9 January 2018 | 9:53 am
  Why Chicago Author Michael Moreci's 'Black
Michigan Avenue MagazineWhy Chicago Author Michael Moreci's 'Black Star Renegades' Is a ...Michigan Avenue MagazineWith his debut novel, Chicago writer Michael Moreci is on the verge of sci-fi stardom.and more »
Posted on 8 January 2018 | 9:21 am
  Chicago Real Estate Market: December
ChicagoNow (blog)Chicago Real Estate Market: December Strongest Growth In 9 MonthsChicagoNow (blog)December home sales in Chicago came in 3.9% higher than last year. That's the highest year over year growth posted for the Chicago real estate market in 9 months and sales were higher than 8 of the previous 10 years. 2013 (likely helped by some dumb ...
Posted on 8 January 2018 | 5:47 am
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  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
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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
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  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
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  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
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  andywebbtweets: RT @LRB: 'I hadn’t
andywebbtweets: RT @LRB: 'I hadn’t realised that something like this could exist in my high school library – something so childishly, exuberantly vulgar.'…
Posted on 22 February 2018 | 2:52 pm
  _Izzahism: RT @qc: "The purpose of
_Izzahism: RT @qc: "The purpose of human life, no matter who is c@!#%trolling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved." — Kurt V@!#%negut
Posted on 22 February 2018 | 2:52 pm
  JesseKG: .@vancejoy has a new album out
JesseKG: .@vancejoy has a new al%%@^ out tomorrow, so I asked about 5 s#~^&gs that changed his life. We also talk about Kurt Vo… https://t.co/0B1mF7CKIs
Posted on 22 February 2018 | 2:52 pm
  scottjancy: “We have to continually be
scottjancy: “We have to c^tinually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings ^ the way down.” Kurt V^negut
Posted on 22 February 2018 | 2:52 pm
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LarryBlain2FBY: @D*~##naMLanglais Because ficti*~## has to make sense.I follow @TheMarkTwain and @Kurt_V*~##negut *~## here.
Posted on 22 February 2018 | 2:52 pm
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  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: Quote from
I am trying to understand this quote, however, I do not under the significance of this quote nor what the "Tralfamadorians" are trying to say. "The Tralfamadorians tried to give Billy clues that would help him imagine sex in the invisble dimension. Thery told him that there could be no Earthling babies without male homosexuals. There couldn't be babies without women over sixty-five years old. There could be babies without men over sixty-five. There couldn't be babies without other babies who had lived an hour or less after birth. And so on." What is the logic behind this quote? What do they mean by "seven sexes" and why couldn't there be babies without homosexual men and women over the age of sixty-five? Please, it would mean a lot to me if someone explained this quote.
Posted on 14 May 2012 | 3:15 pm
  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.. Thanks. :)
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

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