One origin story for f*ck is that it comes from when sex was outlawed unless it was permitted explicitly by the king, so people who were legally banging had Fornication Under Consent of the King on their doors, or: F.U.C.K. But obviously that's wrong. And if you do believe that, stop it. Stop it right now.
During my writer's journey, I've come across an interesting question that I think every writer (and non-writer) can relate to: what makes something or someone authentic?
After talking to several people with significant experience in the industry, I realized that traditional publishing was not going to be easy.
Shapiro casts aside much of the superficial glitz associated with the stage in favor of a no-nonsense, true-to-life look at these women and their varied careers, bravely emphasizing their struggles as much as their triumphs.
Thomas Piketty's new book on the history and future of capitalism is a bold attempt to pick up where Marx left off and correct what he got wrong. While there is much that is useful in this lengthy and well-written book, it owes too much to the master, and not in a good way.
In the India of today, anything that is "alternative," or takes an unconventional look at history, biography or mythology (among other things) becomes unacceptable to some fanatical group or the other.
The capital of Saudi Arabia is teeming with Western restaurant chains. I rarely go to these places, but the good news about these eateries is they are "family" friendly, which means female friendly.
Everything old is new again. What began as a nineteenth century publishing practice is now seeing a resurgence thanks to digital technology.
Kind of like kids knowing they need to eat their veggies, authors know the importance of a well-crafted bio, but that still doesn't mean they like writing one.
I have been asked dozens of times, "How did you do it?" By "it" people mean how did I become a signed and bestselling author with an amazing publisher and a producer working to get my young adult fantasy series, The Necoh Saga, made into major motion pictures.
At the end, we are left to close the book, to reopen it, and to change with it. We feel as if we have fallen in love, married, separated and re-united. Square Feet invites us along for the journey,
The death of Adrienne Rich on March 27, 2012, filled me with grief and a profound sense of loss. It took a few months before I could contemplate a tribute issue, but I knew immediately that Sinister Wisdom must do a tribute issue.
Nuland held an interesting place in the world of the history of medicine, a torch holder for an older type of scholarship that praised great doctors of the past.
If people believe they are meant to do one thing in life, they obviously haven't met Bud Santora. The former costume designer went on to be a book illustrator and now has penned his first novel.
7. Have back-up plans. Have a Plan B to deal with everything from metro strikes and public rallies to lost luggage and closed attractions.
This series of interviews lets me, struggling author of the recently released The Life and Remembrances of Martha Toole, pick the brains of fellow travelers.
I don't usually read gardening books, but this one promised sex. I was intrigued by a peek at the great orgy happening in the great outdoors.
Naomi Sakr's Transformations in Egyptian Journalism (I.B. Tauris, 2013), should be required reading for American public diplomacy specialists who want to engage Egyptians through the media.
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