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Janice Magazine Is The Antidote For Our Short Comedic Attention Spans

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 02.24.2016 | Comedy

Gone are the days where one could walk down the street, pick up a physical copy of The Onion, finger through a couple pages, and enjoy a laugh that so...

An Illiterate Walks Into an MFA Program

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 02.19.2016 | Comedy
Benjamin Rubenstein

Despite having written two nonfiction books, I don't know how to write. Shh. Have you ever done something without knowing how but you just did it anyway and could never explain it? That's me for writing, and now I'm attending a low residency Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program for fiction.

Joseph Brodsky Explains Perfectly How to Deal With Critics and Detractors in Your Life

James Clear | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The best thing that can happen to bad advice is that it becomes irrelevant, ignored, and forgotten. In the words of Brodsky, "it's the echo that counts." Negativity doesn't deserve a louder voice. Spend your time echoing something worth hearing.

'Interior Darkness,' A Conversation with Peter Straub

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.16.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Peter Straub needs no lengthy introduction. As a novelist and poet, he has received many literary honors including the Bram Stoker Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the International Horror Guild Award.

Love, Medieval Islamic Style

Michelle M Hamilton | Posted 02.13.2016 | Books
Michelle M Hamilton

One of the most important scholars of the medieval Islamic world, Abū Muḥammad ʿAlī ibn Aḥmad ibn Saʿīd ibn Ḥazm (994-1064), an Andalusi legal scholar and philosopher dedicated an entire book-length study, Ṭawq al-Ḥamāmah, to the nature of love.

The Art of Loving

Chris Castiglione | Posted 02.10.2016 | HuffPost Home
Chris Castiglione

The Art of Loving (by Erich Fromm, 1956) is rare in its ability to treat love as an active art, rather than a passive "falling into," In the book From...

Nurturing The Young Social Justice Writer

Christine Stoddard | Posted 02.09.2016 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

While the other girls wrote about princesses and high school Queen Bees, Emily* wrote about Harriet Tubman. Her first piece in the week-long creative writing workshop began as an academic essay, but ended up being creative non-fiction.

Why I Quit My Book Group

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.16.2016 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Okay, the snacks were great, and so was the wine. But the books were awful. I wanted to have fun, but everyone kept voting for books that were depressing. They called them "classics."

Wrestlemania Matches: The Norton Anthology of Literature Edition

Paul Lander | Posted 02.05.2016 | Comedy
Paul Lander

Wrestlemania Matches: The Norton Anthology Of Literature Edition Brett Hart of Darkness vs. Sgt. Slaughter House Five Rowdy Roddy Pippa Longstocking...

The Conversation You Missed: Russia's Dissident Writers Spoke in New York City On Media, Literature, and Censorship

Mariya Yefremova | Posted 02.04.2016 | New York
Mariya Yefremova

Edward Snowden and Ludmila Ulitskaya exist in the same world. Ulitskaya, one of Russia's most famous novelists, scientists, and playwrights, and Edwar...

What We Can All Learn About Marriage From Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

James J. Sexton | Posted 02.04.2016 | Entertainment
James J. Sexton

If you're anything like me, you've been waiting for something as entertaining as Downton Abbey to come out, holding out but little hope. Alas, your tiny hope is not to be in vain!

Octavia E. Butler Wrote The Story Of Her Success Years Before It Happened

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.26.2016 | Black Voices

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Octavia E. Butler, the Hugo Award-winning science fiction writer best known for the novels Kindre...

Scott A. Trimble's Visionquest

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 01.26.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

In his process-oriented palimpsestic landscapes and portraits, Trimble works at a prolific headlong pace, alone, in a race to execute ideas to his satisfaction before the next ones appear, fully formed, to disrupt the steady silent slap of paint hitting canvas.

The 1 Reason This Is the Only List Article I Will Ever Write

Rebekah Williams | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts
Rebekah Williams

I used to believe list articles catered to lazy readers, those wanting to skim through an article and read no more than 40 words, all of which would be boldfaced. Then a more upsetting reason for the plethora of these glib, kitschy articles crossed my mind: The real problem is lazy writers.

On Safari

Brian Caldirola | Posted 01.15.2016 | Comedy
Brian Caldirola


Why Leaders, Managers and Writers Need to Know What Fortune 500 CEOs Read

Kimberly Connor | Posted 01.11.2016 | Education
Kimberly Connor

As the holiday season was approaching, I received a surprise gift in my email that supported my ongoing activity blogging about how the humanities can support an education in management and my work at the University of San Francisco.

The Bard

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.10.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


What's The Answer?

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.10.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Murdering Terrorists' Families: Trump's Campaign of Vengeance

Katy Woodring | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Katy Woodring

Probably contravening international law, Trump proposes we combat terrorism by systematically murdering known terrorist's parents, siblings, spouses, children, and so on, without clarifying where to stop on the family tree.

The 5 Major Differences Between Writing Novels and Screenplays

ScreenCraft | Posted 12.28.2015 | Books

First off, let me start by saying if you're a writer, you can write novels and screenplays, if you have the undying ambition and drive to do so.

Booksplosion: The YouTube Trio You Need on Your Radar

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 12.22.2015 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

It's no secret YouTube basically rules the world these days. So much so, its become one of the most popular places readers go for young adult book recommendations.

Gratitude Speaks: Recipes for a Sacred Life With Rivvy Neshama

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

When you're plugged in to the guidance of your highest self, life flows. In fact, it glows. It's when grids light up and new doors open. It's when ang...

The Light at the End -- and Beginning -- of John Muir's Journey

Barbara Mossberg | Posted 12.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Mossberg

"Good poetry makes the universe reveal a secret." -- Hafiz As new planets are being discovered, where it's possible there's life, here on good old Ea...

Notes From a Dive Bar: Ulysses Walks Into a Bar

Alan Black | Posted 12.14.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Ulysses walks into a bar, sort of... Talk. Talk. Talk. Sticky mouths moving, shapes and shapeless lips, tongues tremble, then later some kissing and ...

8 Great NYC Literary Haunts (That Aren't the Algonquin or White Horse Tavern)

Sarah Stodola | Posted 12.07.2015 | Travel
Sarah Stodola

As followers in the footsteps of New York City's long list of boozy writers, we've been resting on our Algonquin and White Horse laurels for way too l...