Kurt Vonnegut

Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People review – variety show for atheists returns

Conway Hall, London A joyful lucky dip in which secular sermons and Christmas messages quoting Kurt Vonnegut make for a silly but rousing celebration of rationalism<p>It’s hard to believe this is the 10th year of Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, an endearingly shambolic, joyful lucky dip of …

Jarvis Cocker

Indie Bookstores Tell Us About Their Most Stolen Books

Unlike surreptitiously lifting gummy bears from Walmart, the act of stealing a book reveals a lot about the character, or at least the literary …

Literature

Net Loss or Net Gain on the Neutrality Vote?

The FCC voted to end its rules on net neutrality, but that didn’t end the fight.<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>Net Loss or Net Gain on the Neutrality Vote?</b><p>Consumer advocates have called it the “end of the internet as we know it.” <b>Ajit Pai</b>, the FCC chairman named by <b>President Trump</b>, says it’s aimed at “helping consumers …

Michelle Pfeiffer

Vonnegut Book Club: Bagombo Snuff Box

In his final novel Timequake, Kurt Vonnegut essentially wrote his own funeral. A few years later, he dug up his past short stories, reworked many of …

Humor

The Best Books By Hoosier Authors In 2017

Turtles All The Way Down By John Green After the international phenomenon that was 2012’s The Fault in Our Stars (23 million copies sold, a film …

Indianapolis

Q&A With Dylan Farrow

By Robert Weide<p>Whenever <b>Woody Allen</b> has a new film coming out (which happens like clockwork, once a year) or receives another award (which happens …

Woody Allen

Moby announces somber new album Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt, shares video for “Like A Motherless Child,” fails to cite Kurt Vonnegut in proper MLA format

Why so serious, Moby?<p>After years of major adrenaline-soaked rave tunes, Moby’s Blue Period is entrenched in the End Times (see his last two albums …

Moby

The Atlantic Daily: This Fraught Duet

The high-stakes race in Alabama, Trump’s foreign-policy strategy, the fallacy of Social Security, and more<p>What We’re Following<p><b>Special Election:</b> Alabama voters will make their choice today in the highly unpredictable race for U.S. Senate between Roy Moore, the Republican judge who faces multiple …

H. R. McMaster

The 9:01: Two churches, two Southern cities, and figuring out what the South means

The 9:01 is a daily column on all things Memphis.<p><i>Good morning in Memphis, where the Grizzlies imploded, but first …</i><p>Yesterday in Memphis ground was …

'It's the Grandparents Stealing From the Grandchildren'

There’s a fiction at the heart of the debate over entitlements: The carefully cultivated impression that beneficiaries are simply receiving back their “own” money.<p>One day in 1984, Kurt Vonnegut called.<p>I was ditching my law school classes to work on the presidential campaign of Walter Mondale, the …

Politics

Are certain familiar narrative arcs inherently appealing?

35 Inspirational Quotes on Creativity

<i>35 inspirational quotes on creativity to feel your soul.</i><p>1. We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.</b> …

Creativity

How to Discover Where Your Happiness Lives

Who doesn’t want to be happier in their life? But what is happiness?It’s different for everyone and the challenge is finding what it means for us. …

Happiness

Moby Announces New Album, Releases New Single

It’s barely been six months since Moby released <i>More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse,</i> the second album with his Moby & The Void Pacific Choir project, …

Music

Greenlit: Reboots, Adaptations + Additional Seasons Lead Projects Casting Ahead of Pilot Season

<i>Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an</i> …

TV

AI in storytelling: Machines as cocreators

Computers don’t cry during sad stories, but they can tell when we will.<p><b>Sunspring debuted</b> at the SCI-FI LONDON film festival in 2016. Set in a …

Storytelling

The Positivity of Negativity

Some days are good, some are bad. Some decisions are favourable, some are unfavourable.<p>But do we stop living our lives depending on the nature of the …

Happiness

High aspirations at By the Pound, Capitol Hill’s first deli counter with a secret bar

What if CHS told you a group of people expert at putting together Seattle’s DJ dance nights and building a party scene also wanted to create a space …

Seattle

Last Call: Best food writing 2017 and Kurt Vonnegut on the shape of stories

Photo: The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<i>Last Call</i><i> is</i> The Takeout’s<i> online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and bullshit the</i> …

Food

How I Finally Moved On From My Childhood Crush, Holden Caulfield

I read <i>Catcher in the Rye</i> for the first time as seventh grader with a shaved head, polyester thrift store button-up shirts, acne, and an abundance of …

Literature

The Rumpus 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Having trouble picking out a present that’s just right for that special someone? Out of ideas for that ever-growing gift list? We’ve gathered up our …

Shopping

The 8 Best Gifts for Bookworms & Writers (Besides Books)

If you have a known bookworm or writer on your holiday gifting list, your first thought may be to buy them a book. But therein lies the problem: With …

Literature

What managing social media at Amnesty has taught me about having better online conversations

7 December 2017<p><b>On Human Rights Day, Amnesty’s Jessie Mawson shares her actionable and hard-won advice for protecting, defending, and promoting human</b> …

Manus Island

December First Friday: Vonnegut, Bridge Collective, and Alhambra

+4<p><i>Tiny: the Year of Vonnegut</i> at Gallery 924 through Jan. 5 is something of a misnomer of an exhibition: it’s a very big exhibit involving 53 artists …

Indianapolis

The shock of Pearl Harbor

Short Title: The shock of Pearl Harbor The Japanese bombing of the US naval base in Pearl Harbor 75 years ago sent a seismic shock around the world. …

Military History

Slaughterhouse-Five is getting the TV adaptation treatment

Listen: <i>Slaughterhouse-Five</i> is being turned into a TV show.<p>That’s per <i>Variety</i>, which reports that Universal Cable recently snatched up the rights to …

TV

Happy! and Walking Dead creators developing Slaughterhouse-Five TV series based on Kurt Vonnegut novel

Well, it looks like the higher-ups at Universal Cable Productions are plenty happy with the way Happy! is turning out, because they just gave its …

Entertainment

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five Is Coming to TV

One of the minds behind Syfy’s brain-bending comics adaptation <i>Happy!</i> Is bringing another weird tale to television: Kurt Vonnegut’s iconic, …

Geek

‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ in the Works at UCP With ‘Happy’ EP Patrick Macmanus (EXCLUSIVE)

Universal Cable productions is developing a series based on Kurt Vonnegut’s novel “Slaughterhouse-Five.” The adaptation will be written and executive …

Literature

Slaughterhouse-Five TV Series in the Works

This may sound like a <i>Bojack Horseman</i> joke, but it’s actual movie news and not a gag from a Hollywood satire that once featured an ongoing subplot …

TV