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The Ecstasy of the Moon

Peter Reynosa | Posted 10.25.2016 | Arts
Peter Reynosa

Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons, photo by Smatprt, 2009 *This is a short story I wrote in 2011 that symbolizes the difficulty and horror and m...

Einstein Disguised As Robin Hood: Bob Dylan -- Finally -- Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Lauren Daley | Posted 10.20.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

It may be fair to say that we Bob Dylan fans have been rooting for this moment far harder, for far longer, than Dylan himself.

Hidden Treasures Part One - The Secrets Of Old Books

Louise Verity | Posted 10.13.2016 | Books
Louise Verity

As the owner of a literary gift company, I have a lot of gorgeous old books. I'm often lucky enough to find hidden treasures, secret snippets of the past, nestled within their pages.

27 Tweets That Capture How Baffling Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Win Is

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.25.2016 | Arts

Every year in the lead-up to the Nobel Prize announcements, a couple of names would circulate with particular feverishness for the prize in literature...

Linn Ullmann: At That Point it Became Possible to Write

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.11.2016 | Parents
Louisiana Channel

"Subterfuge is very liberating. It helps you be as truthful as you can." Award-winning Norwegian writer Linn Ullmann discusses memory and autobiograph...

New Voices in Vietnamese American Literature: A Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Lam, and Aimee Phan

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.05.2016 | Books
Andrew Lam

Viet Thanh Nguyen became the first Vietnamese American writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for his debut novel, The Sympathizer, this year. His achieveme...

"Lords of Misrule" A New Novel By Joel D. Hirst

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 10.04.2016 | Books
Joel D. Hirst

With this post I am pleased to announce the release of my third novel "Lords of Misrule." Our nation is engaged in a challenging discussion regarding ...

Karl Ove Knausgård: Literature Should be Ruthless

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.04.2016 | Books
Louisiana Channel

Karl Ove Knausgård has enchanted the literary world with 'My Struggle', a novel of more than 3000 pages about his own life. Watch the star author dis...

Elena Ferrante's Outing Is A Prime Example Of Toxic Masculinity

Krithika Varagur | Posted 10.04.2016 | Women
Krithika Varagur

Gatti is a coward, but he is not exceptional; Ferrante is exceptional. What he did is so boring that it's a cliché. A woman asserts something as clearly as possible. And a man tells her, no, this is what you really meant.

Do You Like Your College Students? Really?

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 09.29.2016 | College
Stephen Kuusisto

I entered a college classroom as an instructor for the first time in August, 1983. I was 28 years old, legally blind, with extremely long hair and an ...

10 Forgotten Books And Their Surprising Claims To Fame

Oliver Tearle | Posted 09.28.2016 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Here are ten of the most obscure books I discovered locked away in Western history's secret library, and the reasons we should know more about them.

Cultural Appropriation - Thank You Lionel Shriver

Sherry Bronson | Posted 09.27.2016 | Books
Sherry Bronson

I wish I could speak with ironclad certainty about the right of fiction writers to portray anyone, from any culture, in any way we wish. In her opening address at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Lionel Shriver, a celebrated U.S. author, adamantly took that stance. Her argument appeared sound: the genre is fiction, therefore it's made up, imaginary, and nobody should take offense.

Destruction to Desolation: Shriver's Course of Empire

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 09.26.2016 | Books
Joseph A. Domino

It's hard to classify Lionel Shriver's latest novel, The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, as futuristic dystopian fiction if for no other reason than the present direction and momentum of the U.S. could bring us something like Shriver's vision in a decade or so.

Beyond Words Alone: Poets as Artists of the Intentional

Harold Lloyd | Posted 09.25.2016 | Books
Harold Lloyd

In his wonderful The New Book of Forms, Lewis Turco tells us that poets "focus on mode, on language itself." Focusing on language, a poet in Turco's ...

Taming the West with Six-Guns & Fists

Dennis Miller | Posted 09.22.2016 | Books
Dennis Miller

After decades of collecting vintage western paperbacks, (published 1939-1960) I decided to downsize and part with the approximately 3,000 novels I'd acquired.

Doing Well By Doing Good: An Interview with Marc Levy, International Author

Alexandre Mars | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

Marc Levy is the most read French author in the world and has sold more than 40 million copies. His novels have been translated into 49 languages!

As Summer Fades We Welcome a New Season Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up, September 2016...

Jill Lynne | Posted 09.07.2016 | Arts
Jill Lynne

As Summer Fades We Welcome a New September Season Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up, 2016... Text & Photographs © Jill Lynne 2016 The hi-pitched sound...

How Dostoevsky predicted Trump's America

The Conversation US | Posted 08.23.2016 | Books
The Conversation US

Ani Kokobobo, University of Kansas As a professor of Russian literature, I've come to realize that it's never a good sign when real life resembles a ...

Ahmed Naji: Six Months of Detention is Six Months Too Many

Mai El-Sadany | Posted 08.23.2016 | Media
Mai El-Sadany

(This piece was originally posted on Medium on May 16, 2016; it has been slightly adapted) Today marks six months since Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji w...

Derailment And How To Manage It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Read More: Psychology, Derailment, Processes, Veer, Off Track, Stray, Thought, Car, Road, Ideas, Fail, Arrive, Destination, Politics, Tactic, Complaints, Power, Abuse, Wrongdoing, Alternative, Topic, Diversion, Life, Goal, Possible, Course, John Cheever, Journal, Loss, Continuity, Critical, Point, Coming of Age, Year, Day, Hour, Growth, Damaged, Back, How, Moment, Lost, Beyond, Scope, Blog, Highlights, Expression, Common, Problem, Movie, Release, Florence Foster Jenkins, Heroine, Syphilis, Husband, First, Children, Bear, Fulfilling, Family, Led, Devote, Singing, Musical, World, Fortune, Inherited, Father, Assume, Extreme, Disaster, Event, Represent, Chance, Recover, Direction, Passion, The Little Prince, Classic, Story, Popular, Viewed, Realm, Literature, Young, Boy, Protagonist, Drew, Boa Constrictor, Swallowing, Elephant, Adults, Drawing, Hat, Unimpressed, Child, Skill, Grown-Ups, Artistic, Practical, Studies, Geography, History, Arithmetic, Grammar, Abandoned, Age, Six, Magnificent, Career, Artist, Profession, Pilot, Years, Later, Plane, Crashed, Isolated, Place, Little, Prince, Draw, Imagination, Alter Ego, Desire, Real, Depression, Serious, Psychological, Crash, Hospitalization, Recalled, Youth, Singer, Hospital, Opportunity, Connect, Ambition, Recovery, Voice, Musician, Successful, Undo, Past, Recognize, Action, Track, Aspired, Awry, Commanded, Consecutiveness, Contracted, Deprived, Equivalent, Explores, Extends, Harbored, Insisted, Introducing, Justifying, Long-Forgotten, Metaphorical, Redirected, Skidded, Studied, Supporting, Visited, Healthy Living News
Jane Simon, M.D.

Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.

The 3 Reasons Why Universities Struggle To Get Student Mentees

Garrett Mintz | Posted 08.15.2016 | Education
Read More: Aim, Ambition in Motion, Garrett Mintz, Iu, Indiana University, MentorResource.Com, Gallup, Purdue, Great Jobs Great Lives, Brandon Busteed, Mentorship, Mentee, College, Department, University, School, Education, Graduate, Mentor, Mentor Program, College Resource, College Resources, Career Development, College Project, Educational Opportunity, Professional, Professionalism, Vulnerability, Fear of Missing Out, Mentee Program, Mentor Obligation, Generational Strengths, Sharing Knowledge, Leadership Skills, Management Skills, Department Chair, Agriculture (i.e. Plant and Soil Sciences, Animal Studies, Natural Resources, Parks, Etc.), Architecture, Biological Sciences (i.e. Biomedical, Botany, Biology, Physiology, Business Accounting, Business Economics, Business Entrepreneurship, Business Finance, Business Information Systems, Business Law and Ethics, Business Management, Business Marketing, Business Other, Business Public Policy, Business Real Estate, Business Sales, Business Supply Chain, Chemistry, Civil Engineering. Communications Other, Computer and Information Sciences, Construction Engineering, Economics, Education (i.e. Elementary Education, Special Education, Physical Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering and Technology Other, Family and Consumer Sciences (i.e. Human Development, Family Studies, Fashion/ Interior Design, Global Media, Health/Fitness, Hospitality Management, Humanities (i.e. Foreign Languages, Literature, Linguistics, Gender Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, English, History, International Business, Journalism News Reporting, Legal, Math, Mechanical Engineering, Media Advertising, Media Technology, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Sciences (i.e. Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Geography, Physical Therapy, Political Science, Pre-Med, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Work, Sociology, Sports Media, Visual and Performing Arts (i.e. Dance, Theatre, Music, Art, Mentorresource, Education News
Garrett Mintz

The Gallup Purdue Great Jobs, Great Lives report has shed light that mentorship is clearly vital and necessary to the development of college students....

Blue Grief, Unforgettable: The Late Poems of Georg Trakl

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 08.11.2016 | Books
Stephen Kuusisto

I have for some time been in possession of a ragged copy of Twenty Poems of George Trakl, translated by James Wright & Robert Bly, published by The Sixties Press in 1961.

Illustrated Fiction: Mud Show

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.08.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

"Mud Show" is a work of fiction that Christine Stoddard wrote while an undergraduate at VCUarts in Richmond, Virginia. It was the basis for a short film that the VCUarts Cinema program produced in 2011. This version features illustrations created by Virginia artist Sarah V. Smith.

Ladies Of Lore -- A Feminist Poetry Project

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.28.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

I saw women on the street or in books and I imagined even more of them, from their bodies to their minds to their animal urges. I considered their origins, their dreams, and their failures. And, woman by woman, my cast of characters was born.

The Writing Life: Digging Into The Past To Learn About The Present

Pranay Gupte | Posted 07.24.2016 | Media
Pranay Gupte

Writing is a lonely profession. Let no one tell you otherwise. This is what it comes down to: It's just you, your computer, and your stack of notebo...