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

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Heft

In case you missed it, here's the trailer for Liz Moore's second novel, Heft, the story of the unlikely connection between a former academic, Arthur Opp, who weighs 550 pounds and hasn't left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade, and seventeen-year-old Kel Keller, a poor kid in a rich school who pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career. Heft was published in January by Norton.

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Revenge Poems for Babies and Toddlers

Actor Dave Foley (The Kids in the Hall, NewsRadio) reads "Suck It," a poem from Suzanne Weber's To What Miserable Wretches Have I Been Born: Revenge Poems for Babies and Toddlers, forthcoming from Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, in April.

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Cheryl Strayed's Long Hike

The author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, who is profiled in the current issue, describes her three-month, eleven-hundred-mile hike in this new video from Knopf.

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Pulp Shakespeare

Her Majesty's Secret Players present "Pulp Shakespeare," an Elizabethan take on Quentin Tarantino's 1994 movie, now playing at Theatre Asylum on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles.

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March Is Women's History Month

In this new video from Open Road Media, bestselling authors Alice Walker, Erica Jong, and Alix Kates Shulman talk about their work advocating for women, writing about women, and exploring stories about the female experience.

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Book Dominoes

The arts collective Responsible Fishing UK took over a lecture hall at the Barnsley Library in South Yorkshire, England, last March to attempt a world-record "Domino Topple" using discarded hardcover library books.

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Loud Dreaming in a Quiet Room

This animated film for Betsy Wheeler's poetry collection Loud Dreaming in a Quiet Room (National Poetry Review Press, 2012) features art and animation by Luca Depierro and music by Stephen Barnard.

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Ander Monson

Oh, look: Poet, novelist, nonfiction writer, and editor Ander Monson appears to be reading "For Orts," a poem from The Available World (Sarabande Books, 2010), in a refrigerator. In a tiger costume.

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Pictionary: Cormac McCarthy Edition

Fun for the whole family, the game includes "a timer filled with muted black sand and pencils crafted from the ragged bones of dead horses" in this hilarious video from the Upright Citizens Brigaide, written by Achilles Stamatelaky and directed by Jennifer Treuting.

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Ira Glass on Storytelling

After listening to Ira Glass, the inimitable host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life, talk about what it takes to be a good storyteller, David Shiyang Liu created this graphic representation of Glass's words of wisdom.

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