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22 Places You Absolutely Mu...

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A Fist or a Heart

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Iceland Defense Force

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GalleyCat's Varney the Vampire Literary Remix (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:36PM
Description: I contributed a rewritten and restyled page to GalleyCat's 2012 Literary Remix Contest of the Victorian vampire novel VARNEY THE VAMPIRE, OR, FEAST OF BLOOD. My page (229 in the .html version)--given the heading "Western Union Varnegram"--was rewritten in an epistolary fashion, with telegrams ("Varnegrams"), gossip columns, and even a bureaucratic memo from an overseer in a dank mine to his supervisor. From the official description: "In the fall of 2012, GalleyCat hosted a writing contest to celebrate Mediabistro’s Media App Summit. Illustrating the Media App Summit’s spirit of digital innovation, a crew of dedicated writers remixed a single page from Varney the Vampire-a bestselling vampire novel from the 19th Century filled with enough star-crossed romance, vampire action and purple prose to inspire another Twilight trilogy. More than one hundred and sixty years after the novel was published, these readers found new ways to tell the melodramatic vampire story. They rewrote the pages in their unique style, from poetry to Twitter updates to illustrations to Facebook accounts to imitations of great writers."
Building the First Little Free Library in Iceland! (Nonfiction)
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Description: A small multi-lingual collection in Reykjavík.
Little Free Library Reykjavík is Up and Running! (Select)
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (On Film) (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 18, 2010 08:56AM
Description: As posted on <i>The L Magazine</i>'s website, 3/17/10 (here:, my review of the film adaptation of Steig Larsson's <i>The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo</i>.
Leave Them Kids Alone (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 18, 2010 07:57AM
Description: Review of <i>Stolen Spring</i> (1940) and <i>The Missing Bureaucrat</i> (1938) by Danish author Hans Scherfig
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Carolyn A big thank you, Larissa, for recommending McSweeney's Magazine #15. It arrived last week from Malmo, not New Jersey as I'd imagined. The writing was generally good - I am a bit of a short story fan. But Fridrick and the Eedjit, by Sjon, was as brilliant a short story as I have ever read. It was so poetic and rich in humanity. I have a copy of The Mouth of the Whale that I will read when I've finish Iceland's Bell by Halldor Laxness.
So thanks again, Larissa!

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