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A curated selection of videos, including book trailers, brief interviews, and other literary curiosities updated daily.

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Noah & Dru's Novel

In the first episode of UCB Comedy's web series about two best friends trying to coauthor a novel, Noah and Dru agree upon some ground rules to make their weekly casual writer meetings more effective.

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The Voices of Fonts

A self-confessed "nerd about fonts" imagines what the voices of some of the most popular fonts would sound like.

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David Rakoff

In a short video from earlier this year, the author of three essay collections, including his most recent, Half Empty (Doubleday, 2010), and a frequent contributor to This American Life, talks about why he writes, the nature of creativity, and why writing only gets harder. Rakoff died on Thursday night after a battle with cancer. He was forty-seven.

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Charles Yu

The author of the new story collection Sorry Please Thank You (Pantheon), who is profiled in the current issue of the magazine by contributing editor Kevin Nance, talks about "not writing" as a means to being more productive, counterfeit writing, and writing that "slips out like a burp."

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Anna Blume

Inspired by the poem "An Anna Blume," written in 1919 by German artist Kurt Schwitters, this short film by Vessela Dantcheva explores the ways in which "lust and ingestion, disguised in love, drive the two characters to an end where love turns to be a very lonesome and strange place."

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Bill Murray Reads Wallace Stevens

Actor Bill Murray read two poems by Wallace Stevens at Bubby's Brooklyn as part of Poets House's seventeenth annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge last month.

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Rejection

For anyone who's received a rejection letter recently, Open Road Media presents this short viedo, featuring Nile Southern and Kaylie Jones, reminding us how even the best novelists experience the indignity of the literary rebuff, either at the hands of an editor or a fellow writer.

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Maira Kalman

"Wonderful things happen when your brain is empty," says artist and author Maira Kalman as she shares her thoughts on the difference between thinking and feeling, the inspiring power of walking in the city, and more.

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Gore Vidal

The outspoken author and critic is seen here in conversation with Jay Parini at the 2009 Key West Literary Seminar. Vidal had been sick for some time and died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia at his home in the Hollywood Hills. He was eighty-six.

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Cloud Atlas

See what all the buzz is about with this extended trailer of Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski's adaptation of David Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas (Sceptre, 2004). Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Hugh Grant, the movie will open in theaters on October 26.

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