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Cherilyn Parsons is a writer who lives in Berkeley, Calif. She has published feature stories and essays in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles...

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A Theory of the Young-Girl


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A slim, shattering book by a French collective called Tiqqun shows us the “Young-Girl” in everyone in consumer society—experiencing ourselves almost entirely as commodities to be valorized and marketed.

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A New Front in the War on Terror


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In an attempt to promote international understanding, the Jaipur Literature Festival fights against “the terrorism of the mind,” said the event’s producer, Sanjoy Roy.

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Kim Jong Un, This One’s for You


“The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson is a rich, careening, dystopian tale that gives us a visceral hit of life inside North Korea.

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A Night of Hope in Berkeley


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It wasn’t quite Berkeley in 1964, but it wanted to be, and that might be the ultimate significance of the thousands-strong gathering Tuesday night in Sproul Plaza on the Cal campus.

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‘Lost Horizon’ for American Ovaries


Ann Patchett’s sixth novel, “State of Wonder,” poses a provocative question: If, ladies, you could preserve your fertility into your 50s, 60s or even later, would you?

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Gazing Into the ‘Secret Center’ of the Novel


“The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist” by Orhan Pamuk is a love letter to the literary novel. It can expand your awareness and joy of reading. For novelists, it’s a treasure trove.

Posted on Apr 28, 2011 READ MORE

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Blood and Suicide


Linda Gray Sexton, a survivor of suicide attempts, explores her bitter-sweet connections to her mother, famed poet and suicide victim Anne Sexton, and delves into a force that takes tens of thousands of lives in the U.S. each year.

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Cherilyn Parsons
Cherilyn Parsons

Cherilyn Parsons is a writer who lives in Berkeley, Calif. She has published feature stories and essays in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Online Journalism Review, New York Newsday, and literary anthologies. She taught in USC’s School of Business Administration for several years and her writing focuses on books, travel, journalism and human rights; she is finishing a novel set partly in Tibet. As a professional fundraising consultant she has raised millions of philanthropic dollars for various nonprofit journalism ventures, most notably the Center for Investigative Reporting, which she was instrumental in growing from a staff of 6 people to 70.

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