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Dave Davies on Reviving the Kinks: 'Where There's Life, There's Hope'

The Kinks guitarist on his new live album, an upcoming biopic and those never-ending reunion questions<p>Two years ago, Dave Davies told <i>Rolling Stone</i> …


in Arts & Entertainment onMay 10, 2015 1:15 pm

fullscreen<p>continue<p>view fullscreen<p>close<p>Pitchfork Media welcomed visitors into its Chicago office last week for a studio tour organized by local design …

Pitchfork Music Festival

Spoon, Weezer, Erykah Badu To Headline Taste Of Chicago

Finally, some headliners that push a few boundaries. [ more › ]

Erykah Badu

in News onMay 13, 2015 11:10 am

<i>Photo via Jim Bochnowski</i><p>The new rock climbing walls at Maggie Daley Park opened up to the public yesterday. I walked over to check it out during my …


21 Most Anticipated Movies From The Cannes Film Festival

From Salma Hayek as a heart-eating queen to Matthew McConaughey as a suicidal traveler, it looks like it's going to be a good year at the world's greatest film event.<p>The Cannes Film Festival is glamorous, glitzy, and famous as an uncompromising showcase of the best cinema in the world. Even if you …

"Olive Kitteridge is evidence that even the most daunting adaptation can work, without displacing its source material."

"As creative writing education continues to expand from a narrow field pursued by a devoted few to a profitable industry employing thousands, perhaps we should pause a moment to reflect on precisely what is being sold."

Gestation of Ideas: On Vertical Writing and Living

<b>Tobias Wolff</b> said that before <b>Andre Dubus</b> became his friend, “he was one of my masters, in the unwitting way that writers sometimes serve as masters …

"Her fans have been described by The New York Times as 'ardent, even cultish.' And like the equally ardent and cultish readers of Joan Didion or David Foster Wallace, writers also distinctive and evocative and deadly funny or deadly sad, we the willfully misunderstood finally feel understood, and we crave her writing, almost narcissistically so. Because we each feel like she 'gets us,' we also feel — covetously and alone — that we 'get her.'" On Lorrie Moore.

What every writer needs to succeed

Sure, practice and research are important. But there’s something else that might matter even more: Luck<p>The Internet is filled with writing, and, as an inevitable corollary, it is filled with advice on how to be a successful writer. Poke around and you can get John Green to explain to you that the …

Apple's World Wide Developers Conference 1997 with Steve Jobs