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Good Things Come in Threes

My brilliant husband has three recent publications in which you might be interested: a new short story in Fence (both the print and online editions), whose new issue also features new work by Deborah Eisenberg and Fiona Maazel; an essay on observing the yarzheit of a non-Jewish parent, currently up on Tablet; and an article called “Network: How to Use LinkedIn to Connect With Your Community” in the November/December Poets & Writers. I recommend all three!

“They Don’t Have On Clothes,” A Paul La Farge Book Trailer

Or, as Tom Hop so aptly put it on his website, a trailer for “They Don’t Have On,” by Clothes.

Our three-year-old son, Tobias, made this unofficial trailer for Paul La Farge’s new novel, Luminous Airplanes, whose print and online versions I most wholeheartedly recommend.

The Frogs on the Roof at Yaddo

My husband, Thomas Israel Hopkins, has an excellent article on “The Future of Family-Friendly Residencies” in the March/April 2011 issue of Poets & Writers magazine. Though the article is only available in the print edition (as if you needed another reason to purchase—or better yet, subscribe to—the magazine), you can watch a video on the subject right here on the Internets. Tom talks about his inspiration for the article; Tobias talks about the frogs and monkeys writing poems on the roof at Yaddo (who knew?); and I hold a toy seal pup.

I Dare You to Read These Blog Posts

This week, my friend novelist Jessica Anthony is the guest blogger on Powell’s book blog. I’ve been enjoying all her smart, goofy, irreverent posts, but I’d particularly like to draw your attention to the entries for Wednesday, August 19th and Thursday, August 20th: a two-part conversation, on the topic of writerly dares, with the brilliant, funny, and did I mention very handsome Thomas Israel Hopkins. And while you’re over there, check out Jess’s novel, The Convalescent!

Cynthia Hopkins & Gloria Deluxe

Cynthia Hopkins & her amazing band, Gloria Deluxe, will be playing at the Bard Spiegeltent on Saturday evening, July 25th, at 8:30. Alt-country meets Weimar cabaret! Don’t miss this show!