In essay after essay -- skip most of the fiction; he's no master -- Orwell writes clean, satisfying prose, what he liked to think of as "prose like a windowpane." These essays mattered then. If you can connect some dots, you'll see they matter now.
Studies show that as a person grows in wealth, they lose empathy for their fellow man. This is also directly tied in with inequality, because as someone climbs a curve exhibiting exponential growth, that person will have exponentially fewer peers.
Comical, colorful, picturesque and grand as is our land, turkeys are the unsung swans of the open fields. They chirp melodically and their guttural cacophony we have immortalized with the famously phoneticized "gobble, gobble, gobble."
In Clever Little Lies, every line hits hard. Playwright Joe DiPietro has no mercy as he portrays a cheating husband whose child-obsessed wife coddles her baby with the new-age spirit and energy that make parents dreadful company these days.
I notice the difference immediately after my most casual face-to-face social revelation of the "number" -- even if it is merely a reminder to my friends and my children. The change in expression is immediate, and the processing in the receiver's brain, while subliminal, is obvious.
Though written in diverse styles, varying tenses and with different points of view, these first few sentences or paragraphs penned by immensely gifted authors have much more in common than just superb writing.
My belief in Dahlia as a character came from the fact that I, too, have enjoyed reading about liars in novels. They are some of my favorite characters, and lying is one of the more fascinating parts of the human condition.
Generosity is a state of mind that goes beyond the possession of money and material goods and relates to feelings of abundance from positive connections. To own an authentic sense of generosity is a gift we give ourselves.
Jack Higgins is one of the best-selling authors of popular fiction in the world. He is often considered the architect of the modern thriller. His breakthrough novel, The Eagle Has Landed, written in 1975, sold more than 50 million copies.
What should haunt us all this Christmas is not the wretched sight of Ignorance and Want, but the question that Scrooge poses to the Ghost -- "Spirit are they yours?" In Scrooge's moral world, parents are responsible for their "own" children.
went to see the perennial stage version at Bill Haney's North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT). Now in its 24th year! Once again I was blown away by the high caliber of theater that the adorable Mr. Hanney and his company have assembled.
In Woman With a Gun, obsessed with finding answers, Stacey learns the woman in the photograph was suspected of having killed her millionaire husband on their wedding night, but the 10-year-old murder remains unsolved.