Slice and Dice


An Interview with Myla Goldberg, by Maria Gagliano

Myla Goldberg has a way about her. Not everyone can inspire a famous rock star they don’t even know to write a song about them. Not everyone can transport themselves back to the mind of an eleven-year-old. And most of us certainly can’t sit our butts down for six to eight hours straight, distractions be damned, and just write. That certain something is evident in her novels—from Bee Season, which inspired the Decemberists’ Song for Myla Goldberg, to her latest novel, The False Friend, in which she vividly relives life among adolescent girls.

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Emily Bass

The latest installment of our weekly podcast series features a reading from Emily Bass. Click here to listen to Emily read “Zulu Love Story,” which appears in Issue 12: Obsession.

Emily Bass‘s HIV/AIDS and health-related journalism has appeared in the Lancet: Infectious DiseasesOut magazine, Salon, and many other publications. In 2004, she received a Fulbright journalism award to report on the introduction of free AIDS treatment programs in Uganda. She received her MFA in nonfiction from Hunter College in 2009 and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Series curator Tim Mucci has been published by Slice magazineand has done comic scriptwriting for both Dark Horse Comics and Sterling Publishing’s All-Action Classics series. He knows about UFOs, dragons, the occult and other stuff and is excited to be talking about Clark Ashton Smith on his other podcast The Double Shadow. He lives in Brooklyn with his artist wife and cat (not an artist); you can send him donuts via his twitter account: @timx13.

Music featured in the podcast
Joe Travieso – String Quartet – Tunguska
Julien Allioux – Fly
Julien Allioux – Obscurity
Julien Allioux – The Fight Against the Death
Header illustration by Andrea Sparacio (www.artsparrow.com)

Author photo by Liam Flaherty

Flower photograph from WikiCommons

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Encounters in Publishing #4: 90% of Publishing, by Ami Greko

Pretty much everything about the Columbia Publishing Course was weird to me. I was twenty-four and living in a dorm again. With a meal plan. And giant breaks in the middle of the day where I was expected to sit in the sun and “study,” as opposed to my previous sunny day activity, sitting in a cubicle proofreading articles for the scientific journal Molecular Cell.

The weirdest thing about the Columbia Course, though, was our twice weekly sherry hour. They were, as far as I could tell, mandatory. There was never any sherry around, just red wine from what I suspect was a box, and those little cheese cubes that get a sort of shiny film after about five minutes out of the refrigerator.

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Jon Reiner

The latest installment of our weekly podcast series features an essay from Jon Reiner. Click here to listen to Jon read an excerpt from “Immortality and the T2000,” which appears in Issue 12: Obsession.

Jon Reiner is the author of the memoir The Man Who Couldn’t Eat, selected as a Top Pick by the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Daily Beast and winner of a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award for best audiobook. Reiner is also a winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for Magazine Feature Writing. His writing has been published by Esquire, the Daily BeastNPR.comCNN.comDown East and the San Francisco Book Review. Reiner is a Lecturer in Writing at Rutgers University. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

Series curator Tim Mucci has been published by Slice magazine and has done comic scriptwriting for both Dark Horse Comics and Sterling Publishing’s All-Action Classics series. He knows about UFOs, dragons, the occult and other stuff and is excited to be talking about Clark Ashton Smith on his other podcast The Double Shadow. He lives in Brooklyn with his artist wife and cat (not an artist); you can send him donuts via his twitter account: @timx13.

Music featured in the podcast:

ND – Tennis Anyone

Raulin de los Bosques – Hanschen Sei Gut

Raulin de los Bosques – Hoch Hoch

Raulin de los Bosques – Not That Again

Raulin de los Bosques – The Crate Catsby

 

Header illustration by Andrea Sparacio (www.artsparrow.com)

Author photo by Ellen Dubin Photography

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Encounters in Publishing #3: Yes, I Work There and There, by Liz Mathews

One funny thing about where I work is that if you’ve heard of the publisher/my employer, then you’re probably a huge fan of at least one of our authors. Another funny thing is that if you’ve heard of the building where I work, that’s also probably sort of interesting in a “you get to work inside a national landmark everyday?” way.

I am happy to have a conversation with you involving the place where I work or the place where I work. Perhaps the funny thing about me is that either conversation will probably have the same ending.

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Scott Cheshire

The latest installment of our weekly podcast series features a reading from Scott Cheshire. Click here to listen to Scott read “Romantics,” which appears in Issue 12: Obsession.

Scott Cheshire earned his MFA from Hunter College, is a contributing editor at the Tottenville Review, and teaches writing at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop. His debut novel High as the Horses’ Bridles is forthcoming from Henry Holt. To find out more about Scott, visit http://scottcheshire.tumblr.com/.

Series curator Tim Mucci has been published by Slice magazineand has done comic scriptwriting for both Dark Horse Comics and Sterling Publishing’s All-Action Classics series. He knows about UFOs, dragons, the occult and other stuff and is excited to be talking about Clark Ashton Smith on his other podcast The Double Shadow. He lives in Brooklyn with his artist wife and cat (not an artist); you can send him donuts via his twitter account: @timx13.

Music featured in the podcast
Blue Witchcraft – My Boss
Operachina – Nitro
Bent & Broken – Kevin MacLeod
Walking Along – Kevin MacLeod

 

Header illustration by Andrea Sparacio (www.artsparrow.com)

Author photo by Kate Cheshire

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