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Susan B. Anthony, Alexander Graham Bell, Emily Dickinson, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, Leonard Nimoy, Elizabeth Taylor, Sylvia Plath, Dr. Seuss, Sojourner Truth and Kurt Vonnegut have all impacted the Pioneer Valley in one way or another. Tonight, at the Academy of Music, The ...
Twice a year society recognizes an event that helps me step back and take a longer view of life. For someone who lives -- and dies -- by a clock, twice a year I sit dumbfounded as the hours allotted to what we conveniently call "a day" either expand or contract. If you need to label it, please use the common ...

(Scientists have discovered more than a dozen types of ice crystals, including ice IX--which, unlike Kurt Vonnegut's fictional ice-nine, doesn't freeze up the world's oceans.) Ice VII is well known from lab studies of materials under high pressure, Tschauner says, but the samples he and his colleagues ...
Vin was on the air the night that John Lennon died in 1980, and he turned WNEW's airwaves into a kind of virtual wake, with callers sharing their grief. Along the way, he interviewed everybody from David Bowie to Suzanne Vega to Kurt Vonnegut. I met Vin when we were both working at WFUV in the Bronx, ...
An imagined conversation between two yeast cells appears in Kurt Vonnegut's 1973 novel Breakfast of Champions. "They were discussing the possible purposes of life," Vonnegut writes. If that's not absurd enough, their existential discussion takes place against a weird, dismal backdrop, "as they ate sugar ...

Kokomo Civic Theatre will be celebrating love with its February production, "Who Am I This Time? (and Other Conundrums of Love)." Set on the stage of the North Crawford Mask and Wig Club, three early comic masterpieces by Kurt Vonnegut are sewn together into a seamless evening of hilarity and ...
Don't worry, that's not a jab; it's the first line of "Happy Birthday, Wanda June," which debuts on the weekend of Friday, Feb. 16 at the San Juan Community Theatre. In one of about five plays Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ever wrote, the fiction writer recycles themes from many of his famous novels, like the realities of ...
For decades, Kurt Vonnegut was an unshakeable, if unconventional, part of the American literary canon: even if his books didn't find a lot of traction in academia, they were in every high school library. That's where I first encountered him, some time in the mid-1980s, when I was supposed to be getting a ...
Well, I work at a bookstore so I do see some people who don't like or don't know of Kurt Vonnegut and then I end up giving them a little masterclass. I've had a few people they come and they're like, "Hey, I want to start reading Kurt Vonnegut." And I was like, "How much time you got? All right, here's what I ...
Kokomo Civic Theatre will be celebrating love with its February production, "Who Am I This Time? (and Other Conundrums of Love)." Set on the stage of the North Crawford Mask and Wig Club, three early comic masterpieces by Kurt Vonnegut are sewn together into a seamless evening of hilarity and ...
Don't worry, that's not a jab; it's the first line of "Happy Birthday, Wanda June," which debuts on the weekend of Friday, Feb. 16 at the San Juan Community Theatre. In one of about five plays Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ever wrote, the fiction writer recycles themes from many of his famous novels, like the realities of ...
For decades, Kurt Vonnegut was an unshakeable, if unconventional, part of the American literary canon: even if his books didn't find a lot of traction in academia, they were in every high school library. That's where I first encountered him, some time in the mid-1980s, when I was supposed to be getting a head start on my ...
Well, I work at a bookstore so I do see some people who don't like or don't know of Kurt Vonnegut and then I end up giving them a little masterclass. I've had a few people they come and they're like, "Hey, I want to start reading Kurt Vonnegut." And I was like, "How much time you got? All right, here's what I ...
A cocktail crafted by Bluebeard Bartender manager Ryan Gullet in honor of Kurt Vonnegut made its prime-time game show debut Monday night. During the Double Jeopardy! round of Monday's "Jeopardy!" episode, the first category was "Native Sons." The $400 dollar clue was, "The Breakfast of Champions ...
The play, which is based on three short stories by the writer Kurt Vonnegut, opens Feb. 1 at the Cape Fear Playhouse. When it comes to writers associated with Valentine's Day and love, Kurt Vonnegut probably isn't the first one who springs to mind. But while he's known for such novels as "Cat's Cradle," ...
For one, I'm sure you're familiar with Kurt Vonnegut, one of our city's favorite sons." Asked about the letter Friday, Honeywell smiled, "I haven't heard back from Jeff no, I have no confirmation he read the letter." But the PR guru says making Amazon's top 20 list is priceless, especially with all the exposure ...

It's hard to tell only a week in but I have high hopes, mostly because of something Kurt Vonnegut wrote near the end of his life in the 1990s. "Listen: We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anybody tell you any different!" Vonnegut in "Timequake." ...
My favorite scene (foul language warning) includes a cameo appearance by famous author Kurt Vonnegut. Rodney is assigned to write an essay on Vonnegut and cheats by hiring the author himself. Unfortunately, Vonnegut's essay on himself receives a failing grade. No matter what Rodney Dangerfield ...
Hosp also has worked on adaptations of two Kurt Vonnegut books for the IndyFringe stage, and this past summer he was in the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company's presentation of As You Like It. Theatre is his full-time job too. During the day, Hosp works as an Actor-Interpreter at The children's Museum, ...
Last but not least, and perhaps most in line with Legion, is Hawley's adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. "It's going good," he said of the script's progress. "I'm a little busy, but I'm working on a script that I really like. I said yes to too many things, which is my fault," he laughs. "But that shouldn't indicate ...
These days, graduate students in creative writing programs write short stories for literary magazines that are read almost exclusively by other graduate students in creative writing programs. science fiction writers have their short pieces published in targeted genre publications. Of course, there's The New ...
These days, graduate students in creative writing programs write short stories for literary magazines that are read almost exclusively by other graduate students in creative writing programs. science fiction writers have their short pieces published in targeted genre publications. Of course, there's The New ...
One day in 1984, Kurt Vonnegut called. I was ditching my law school classes to work on the presidential campaign of Walter Mondale, the Democratic candidate against Ronald Reagan, when one of those formerly-ubiquitous pink telephone messages was delivered to me saying that Vonnegut had called, ...
Patrick Macmanus who is getting decent reviews on Syfy's 'Happy!' has just been tapped by Universal Cable Productions to develop 'Slaughterhouse-Five' for the small screen. This iconic Kurt Vonnegut classic was initially released in 1969 and is ripe for a televised adaptation. This deal is coming about ...
Once upon a time Kurt Vonnegut walked the Hamptons. The last time I talked to him was outside the Sagaponack General Store. I was walking to my bike with my lunch; Kurt was slogging north toward the store. Kurt didn't really walk; he slogged as if the weight of the cosmos were on his shoulders. "Hi, Kurt ...
One of the minds behind Syfy's brain-bending comics adaptation Happy! is bringing another weird tale to television: Kurt Vonnegut's iconic, time-twisting satire Slaughterhouse-Five. Image: Dial Press. Patrick Macmanus will write and executive produce Universal Cable's adaptation of Vonnegut's mishmash ...
"The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library of course is celebrating Kurt Vonnegut," said Shannon Linker, director of Gallery 924. "This is the Year of Vonnegut and it's a city-wide celebration and we just wanted to be a part of that to help celebrate that. So this year we had a Kurt Vonnegut theme, so all of the work ...
Whenever you hear a story about a young person having had an encounter with Kurt Vonnegut, Vonnegut comes off as a nice guy. Here are two brand-new examples, this one from The New York Times earlier this week: A journalism major at a West Coast college in 1986 asks the visiting literary star, "Um, ...
"Complete Stories" was compiled and edited by Vonnegut's longtime friend Dan Wakefield and the scholar Jerome Klinkowitz, and they do a great job contextualizing the work -- an enterprise Klinkowitz refers to as "Short Stories of the 1950s, Inc., Kurt Vonnegut, proprietor." The editors divide them into ...
Many of the best American writers of the 20th century--Jack London, Sinclair Lewis, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Kurt Vonnegut--subsidized their literary careers by writing for high-paying mass-market "slicks" like The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, Liberty, and This Week. Although writing for ...
"This collection pulses with relevance," Dave Eggers writes in the foreword to Complete Stories, a soon-to-be-released collection of Kurt Vonnegut's short fiction that's set to include five never-before-published stories by the Slaughterhouse Five author. The eagerly anticipated book, edited by longtime ...
Saunders believes writers play a crucial role in troubled times if they reflect politics while rising above it. Janie Barrett. by Nicole Abadee. Texan-born George Saunders arrived at writing late in life, having started out as a geophysicist. He wrote short stories, two novellas and worked as a journalist before ...
Justin Barney: We are playing the new album, "Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt." Is that a reference to Kurt Vonnegut's, "Slaughterhouse-Five?" Moby: Yeah that's correct. When I was in high school I loved reading Kurt Vonnegut and I realized that time has passed and this is one of the benefits of ...
On Oct. 3, 1911, a new eight-story department store designed by Arthur John and Kurt Vonnegut Sr. opened at the southwest corner of Illinois and market. It was a prime location, with the Indianapolis Traction Terminal located across the street. The interurban system and eventually buses would practically ...
In the mural on that building on Mass Ave, Kurt Vonnegut is gigantic -- he is 38 feet tall, his head the size of a van. Now comes Vonnegut art that would fit in a glove compartment. The arts Council of Indianapolis' annual "Tiny" show, which opens Friday, is devoted to the famous and famously ...
In Kurt Vonnegut's 1961 short story, "Harrison Bergeron," a futuristic society mentally handicaps certain citizens by piping regular bouts of ...
November 11, 2017 would have been Kurt Vonnegut's 95th birthday. He passed away in 2007 due to brain injuries from a fall. In the years ...
Vonnegut belt buckle, $30, Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, 340 N. Senate Ave. Modeled on a 1970s design by a cousin of the writer.
And then I found, in my church library, a brittle, yellowing paperback of Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I'd heard of the book before ...
Kurt Vonnegut's experience of surviving the fire-bombing of Dresden as a prisoner of war provided a fundamental component of the raw ...
11, at 11 a.m., Veterans For Peace chapters across the United States will ring bells, recalling that minute in 1918 when, as Kurt Vonnegut wrote, ...
11, at 11 a.m., Veterans For Peace chapters across the United States will ring bells, recalling that minute in 1918 when, as Kurt Vonnegut wrote, ...
"Slaughterhouse-Five," by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Chapter One: BEFORE: All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much ...
I'm probably stealing other people's answer when I call dibs on Bokononism, the absurd religion at the center of Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle.
In 11th grade, I became obsessed with Kurt Vonnegut, reading at least a handful of his novels. When I found myself bedridden in the aftermath ...
It's packed away with other artifacts from my childhood; it helps tell the story of me. Now, as Kurt Vonnegut Library Museum board member and ...
"You'd walk in and might find her making chicken soup for Kurt Vonnegut because he was depressed about something." Solomon's current ...
Arriving in Boston for a few days recently, I bought a copy of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five. Although born in Indiana, Vonnegut was a ...
Wakefield will be discussing his new book, "The Complete Stories of Kurt Vonnegut," at Whistlestop Bookshop at 4:30 p.m. Friday. He will also ...


 

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