Maybe this is why I love Drake so much, because his songs cast a spell upon the listener, unabashedly. How many poets right now can we say feel free enough in their own powers to do this?
Like the sound of a sonata, like Mozart, Einstein, and Whitman, you too will be gone someday. But like the abstract structure of a musical composition, the space-time coordinates and emergent patterns of your life are immortal, and your atomic and subatomic components will continue to exist in many and varied forms for trillions of years.
We've come a long way from Dewey Decimals. I've always admired librarians, from stereotype bun to books. It's National Friends of Libraries Week and I've been flipping the pages of reminiscence.
The Alice Tarot gets its distinctive lush look from the Baba team's unique approach to illustration. Each card is based on photographs of places, animals, objects, and costumed people, collaged into seamless tableaux and blended through skillful illustration.
If you've been in publishing at all -- no matter what your role -- author, editor, publisher, agent... you've undoubtedly told a few little white lies or been on the receiving end of them.
You're a writer. It's your job to put words on the page. So you have a writing session here and there. But then the inevitable happens -- you get a case of writer's block.
But poetry is at the heart of The Huffington Post's founder, Arianna Huffington, and it's at the heart of her wise and ambitious book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.
I invite each of you to notice and gain an awareness of who you are and where you are right now, as a way of quelling some of the obsessing either about where you were or where you "should" be.
As a one-time stage actor, and lifelong writer, Todd Hunt graduated from Fordham University determined to tell stories similar to those of his heroes.
I recently sat down with Aaron Goldfarb to talk about his two new books: The Guide for a Single Man and The Guide for a Single Woman (Foundry Group Press). Aaron and I have known each for four years, meeting via social media and (when I'm back in the tri-state area) in person.
There is always a point, about 250 pages into writing a novel, where I want to set fire to it.
Devour a book, become hooked on a TV show or be inspired by a speech and you're enjoying the skill of the storyteller. As to whether you remain reading, keep watching or tune-out, that's all down to how well your storyteller understood the power of paired opposites.
Famed and multi-awarded neurologist Dr. Allan Ropper, author of the definitive textbook on clinical neurology, with the help of Brian David Burrell, has turned his prodigious medical knowledge to us, the people, with an entertaining and eminently readable book, Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole.
In February 2013, I heard on the radio that Stephen King's 1977 book Rage would no longer be published at the request of its author. Therefore, I bought a copy from Amazon. I believe it is my right to purchase and to read this book. Here is why I did.
Almost 25 years ago, living in LA and working in the film industry, I decided to write a screenplay. I had abandoned prose writing somewhere in college, having been scared straight out of the writing habit via the tender ministrations of visiting New Yorker short story virtuosi creative writing instructors and my own mountainous insecurities and fears.
As one of Saudi Arabia's most senior scientists, Yasmin Altwaijri leads epidemiology research at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh. She's been a pioneer in spearheading countrywide studies measuring obesity, diabetes, and mental health issues in Saudi Arabia.
by Yannick Grannec
Published on October 14th, 2014
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Published on October 7th, 2014
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Published on September 30th, 2014
by David Bezmozgis
Published on September 23rd, 2014