You’re Wrong: The Movie is Better Than the Book

Published on October 6th, 2014 | by Daniel Chacon

As writers, we know a movie can’t even come close to the experience of the book, that John Gardner “vivid and continuous dream” that is the experience of reading. But not everyone agrees. Listen to what ... Read More



How Is This Comedian like Toni Morrison??

Published on March 8th, 2014 | by 46 Clubhouse

John Delaney has been called the “Funniest guy on Twitter.” He’s been doing standup comedy for years, but has just released a new book, a memoir called Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. ... Read More



Weird Things Writers Do

Published on March 6th, 2014 | by Daniel Chacon

Every morning , I wake up at around seven a.m. Before I start my day of writing, or my half day, depending on the day’s demands, I find a quiet place, get in a cross-legged sitting ... Read More


AshleyFarmer Independent Books to Look Out for

Published on March 6th, 2014 | by 46 Clubhouse does all kinds of fun lists, from what restaurant you should avoid to what cities you should live in. But this list by Richard Thomas  seems pretty awesome for independent writers like us. It’s his ... Read More



On the Origins of Monolingualism

Published on February 28th, 2014 | by 46 Clubhouse

It’s amazing that so many educated people in the US are still monolingual. That’s not the case for most countries, where educated people speak more than one language, sometimes three or four. Why wouldn’t someone want ... Read More


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LA Weekly’s Top Ten Independent Bookstores

Published on February 28th, 2014 | by 46 Clubhouse

Los Angeles has been home to many indie bookstores throughout the years, but with the struggling economy and the rise of e-commerce sites like eBay and Amazon – not to mention the growing popularity of e-readers ... Read More



The Persistence of a Poet

Published on February 26th, 2014 | by Daniel Chacon

Raphael Dagold won the Gerald Cable Book Award from Silverfish Review Press, for his collection of poems called Bastard Heart (2014). Although the word “Won” somehow doesn’t seem right for Dagold or the thousands of other poets who ... Read More



Borges Really Loved to Do This

Published on February 21st, 2014 | by 46 Clubhouse

It’s well known that a favorite activity of the late Argentine Bard, Jorge Luis Borges, was to take walks in the city with one or two companions and just talk. Ask Willis Barnestone, who’s memoir With ... Read More



Over 10,500 Creative Writers Will Invade This City

Published on February 21st, 2014 | by 46 Clubhouse

Starting on Feb 26th 2014, over 10,000 writers will arrive in Seattle, and for the next three days they will pack into the Washington State Convention Center and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Can you imagine what ... Read More


Sidewalk Cafe & Small World Books, Venice Beach Boardwalk

It’s a Small World Books After All

Published on February 20th, 2014 | by 46 Clubhouse

One of the most recognizable restaurants on Venice Beach is the Sidewalk Cafe, and it hides the portal into another world, into Small World Books, an independent bookstore with a decent poetry and a great selection of ... Read More

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