Reluctant Habits

Stone Arabia Roundtable — Part Five

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In our final installment of the Stone Arabia discussion, we hear new thoughts from ten of our participants — including Full Stop’s Alex Shephard and a lengthy response from Dana Spiotta herself!

Stone Arabia Roundtable — Part Four

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Our fourth roundtable installment features Susan Straight remarking upon the book after a death in the family, Porochista Khakpour coming to grips with her Los Angeles past and her academic present, Roxane Gay pursuing the issue of supporting women’s writers, and Judith Zissman investigating memory.

Stone Arabia Roundtable — Part Three

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Our third roundtable installment features Lydia Kiesling, Paula Bomer, and more — with thoughts on authenticity, early Internet culture, polyamory, and punk rock.

Stone Arabia Roundtable — Part Two

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Our second installment features a footnote-charged cover dissection from Darby Dixon, thoughts on reader obligation from Robert Birnbaum, insights into concession from Insulted by Authors’s Bill Ryan, and connections to hoarding from Roxane Gay.

Stone Arabia Roundtable — Part One

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Our first installment features Edward Champion, Sarah Weinman, Levi Asher, and Diane Leach discussing artistic integrity, the music world, Ada Lovelace, Thomas Kinkade, Sontag, and public dissection.