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Tyler Malone

In Conversation with Simon Critchley

Tyler Malone | September 19, 2014 | Books
Critchley has two books being released this Fall: an examination of the man he claims is the greatest artist of the last forty years, David Bowie, and a narrative involving another of his long-time obsessions, memory theaters.
Michael J. Agovino


David Beckham, Live In New York (Kinda)

Michael J. Agovino | September 19, 2014 | Sports
Bruce Arena had said at one point that Beckham trained hard every day. He had never been a favorite of mine -- I thought he was another good-looking, overrated British brat -- but the older he got, the more he earned my respect.
John Casey

Rewriting Is Writing

John Casey | September 19, 2014 | Books
When I was 23 and about to go to law school, I thought I'd spend the summer writing a novel. (A bit more than a half-century later, I laugh.) To keep the days free for writing, I decided against getting a day job. Instead I sold my body to science...
Alexandra Symeonidou


Amphipolis: The Cone Pyramid, Time of Truth (Part 2)

Alexandra Symeonidou | September 19, 2014 | Books
According to different archaeological explanations the two sculptures -- the Lion and Sphinxes -- symbolize the power and strength of the Macedonian dynasty, consequently the power and impact of the person or the persons most likely buried inside the monument of Amphipolis.
G. Doucette


Introducing Bad Advice for Writers!

G. Doucette | September 18, 2014 | Books
Greetings from the offices of Bad Advice for Writers! Whether you're planning a novel, a screenplay, a short story, or a letter to your mother, if it's fiction we're here for you!
John Quick

Save Miami-Dade Libraries Because an Educated Community Is Priceless

John Quick | September 18, 2014 | Miami
You can't have a world class city with a decaying library system. Libraries are inextricably linked to education and quality of life factors that are central to the future economic growth of Miami-Dade County.
Off The Shelf

From Lost To Found On the Metro-North Train

Off The Shelf | September 18, 2014 | Books
By Grace Stearns for Off the Shelf An important part of my daily life as an apathetic Millennial involves the strategic avoidance of hype. Overenthusiasm or, even worse, earnest admiration of any kind is a social embarrassment too great to risk, regardless of whatever cultural phenomenon, life-changing product,...
Arthur I. Miller


These Trippy Photos Show Art Colliding With Science

Arthur I. Miller | September 18, 2014 | World
Today's cutting-edge art doesn't just use science and technology. It is actually driven by it.
Paul Jarvis

How to Market a Self-Published Book

Paul Jarvis | September 18, 2014 | Business
You can achieve success -- however you define success -- by doing practically anything that goes with or even against current advice online for self-published book marketing. The "self" in self-publishing means you've got the reins.
Lauren Sarner


5 Books That Celebrate Scotland

Lauren Sarner | September 18, 2014 | Books
If you want to be in Scotland but can't at the moment, here are five books that will take you there.
Brandi Megan Granett


The Older I Get, the Less I Like Rules: An Interview With Author Cathy Lamb

Brandi Megan Granett | September 18, 2014 | Books
Cathy Lamb, 47, is a women's fiction author. Her first novel, Julia's Chocolates, was published when she was forty, in 2007.
Mackenzie Patel

My Journey of Self-Publishing

Mackenzie Patel | September 18, 2014 | Teen
Self-publishing has sprung up recently due to the advent of the amazing Internet, and it allows anyone (like myself) to be proclaimed authors.
Elena Mauli Shapiro

6 Lesser-Known Fairy Tales That Don't End In 'Happily Ever After'

Elena Mauli Shapiro | September 18, 2014 | Books
These stories do not end with "...and they live happily ever after." Instead, they often end in death -- as life does -- or in an ambiguous place that does not grant a tidy moral.
Ian Buruma


Art And Violence

Ian Buruma | September 18, 2014 | Books
There is a commonly held Romantic notion that great suffering is the source of great art. If this were true, the world would probably be blessed with far more great art.
PEN American Center


Children's Literature: The Case for Net Neutrality

PEN American Center | September 18, 2014 | Books
PEN joined a coalition of advocacy groups, led by Free Press, in New York on Monday to advocate for the Open Net and preserve net neutrality. Author Fatima Shaik, a member of PEN's Children's and Young Adult Committee, participated in the rally and gave this fiery speech. "Writers use...
Dean Rader


Uttering the Holy: On Poetry and Politics

Dean Rader | September 18, 2014 | Books
To be sure, we are at a crossroads. Poets and audiences need each other. As a member of both groups, I am ready to rise to the occasion.
Robert Orlando


The Killing Factor: When Conspiracy Becomes the Mainstream

Robert Orlando | September 17, 2014 | Entertainment
While I plan on reading O'Reilly's take in Killing Patton, I also expect to find the rehashing of older speculations in a "bold and fresh" O'Reilly-Dugard style. An approach that can once again land O'Reilly -- God bless -- with more books sold, but very little new truth revealed.
Pat LaMarche


WWKD? In Banned Books Week? He'd Celebrate Reading!

Pat LaMarche | September 17, 2014 | Books
Welcome to the Monkey House was first published by Playboy Magazine. Playboy's published countless controversial stories by likewise provocative authors. In spite of this literary contribution, or perhaps because of it, the pinup publication has faced censorship around the world.
Maya Rodale


What Happened to the Historical Romance Novel?

Maya Rodale | September 17, 2014 | Books
Once upon a time, a girl could find some bad ass cowboys in historical westerns, tycoons in turn of the century NYC, and medieval Knights charging in to save the day.
Mark Rubinstein


Edge of Eternity: A Talk With Ken Follett

Mark Rubinstein | September 17, 2014 | Books
"It struck me that the period beginning with the First World War and ending with the fall of the Berlin wall was the period to write about. I realized it needed to be three books, each one based on a different war."
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