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Marcel Proust

Genre Snobs Are Everywhere

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.27.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

The contempt these mystery readers sometimes feel directed at them gets recycled as they express disdain for books they don't like which have been written and enjoyed by people they have to denigrate. That's not an argument or even a defense: it's blatant insecurity.

The Inconsistencies Of Memory

Nina Wang | Posted 06.22.2016 | Science
Nina Wang

"Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were." -- Marcel Proust Proust's In Search of Lost Time is perhaps t...

Language Arts

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Charles Kolb

When I was in law school, a professor made a startling pronouncement that captured my attention and remained with me throughout my professional career: "There is no such thing as good writing. There is only rewriting."

The Golden Touch Behind My Golden Days

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment
Randee Mia Berman

We've had the Golden Age; the Golden Goose; Golden Oldies; Golden Books; the Golden Globes. And now we 've got My Golden Days.

Mindful Genius

Ira Israel | Posted 03.24.2017 | Education
Ira Israel

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. ~ F....

How to Write a Love Letter to Your Waitlist School...

Sam Johnson | Posted 01.31.2017 | College
Sam Johnson

The college admissions season has come and gone. You've turned in your apps, made sure your test score were received and handwritten a thank you lette...

Perry Brass: The Manly Pursuit of Desire: John Singer Sargent, Portraits of Artists and Friends, at the Met

Perry Brass | Posted 09.15.2016 | Arts
Perry Brass

The Metropolitan Museum has been hosting one of the great Sargent shows this fall; it will close on October 4, and believe me if you haven't run over to see it, do.

The Stars of The 1,000 Page Club

Steven Petite | Posted 07.11.2016 | Home
Steven Petite

While we live in an era where a large portion of the population likely dedicates a vast majority of their leisurely reading time glossing over 140 character snippets from friends, family, and celebrities via Twitter, there is an alternative for brave individuals, the novel.

TL;DR: Marcel Proust's 'In Search Of Lost Time'

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts

July 10th is the bookworm’s Day of Atonement: a holy time that honors the birth of Marcel Proust, gathering avid readers to bemoan the sins -- mostl...

The Middle East Among Us: Artist Nasser Alzayani in Florence

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

I caught up with the kind, thoughtful, wise-beyond-his-years artist inside the Odeon Cinema in Florence during Middle East Now, and it turned out to be a highlight of my festival. After the interview, do check out the slideshow of his work below.

Bob Durst, Camp Counselor

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2015 | Crime
Michael Sigman

Post-Jinx, amongst yellowed copies of LA Weekly, and a Gold Record of Paul Anka and Odia Coates' disgraceful single "(You're) Having My Baby," I found a 1964 photo of me and my bunkmates. Standing behind us was our counselor, Robert Durst.

'Misia': A New Musical At Last

Barry Singer | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

I never knew Vernon Duke but I have been working with him for fifteen years now and I'm delighted to report that we are finally, finally, getting someplace.

Bitcoin and Proust or "À la recherche de l'argent perdu."

Tony Woodcock | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Nevertheless, the BITCOIN idea is sheer Proustian in its alternative logic and shares the main features of Harai's description "humans are different because they inhabit an imagined world."

On The Border Of The Illusion

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 02.11.2015 | Home
Mohammed Fairouz

Because of music's inherent abstractness, it is the most fundamentally subversive of the arts. It says something very specific, eliciting overpowering responses, and yet it has the luxury of being able to claim that it has said nothing at all.

Great Quotes to Put Us in the Thanksgiving Spirit

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 01.26.2015 | Good News
Jeryl Brunner

Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks and focusing on what makes us grateful. So with the holiday upon us, let these quotes inspire you. "Let us be...

What Proust Has To Do With Our Nostalgia For School Lunch

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste

Our sense of smell has the most immediate connection to our memories.

Why Really Good Meat Can Be So Meaningful

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 10.11.2014 | Taste
Jeryl Brunner

One bite into a juicy steak, that savory and complex richness, and I am transported to my grandparent's barbecue at their green trim tudor house on Crawford Street.

My Cornell Reunion: Parting the Big Red Seas of Time

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Randee Mia Berman

OK, I admit it. I'm a sap for nostalgia. So when my 40th college reunion reminder popped up in the email, I bolted into reverse. Who wouldn't want to "Reflect, Rekindle, Reconnect" -- words the Notable Class Reunion Chairs cooed in their beckoning letters to the alums.

20 Top Picks

Tony Woodcock | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

I found 2013 to be a great year for discovery and experience in the arts, from theatre and music to television, film, and books. I have compiled a top 20 list of my favorites, with the hope that they might resonate with readers.

Theater: Cloudy Little Miss Sunshine; Digestive Proust

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A curious project falls flat. Sometimes, you hear about a book or movie being turned into a musical and think, of course! Other times you think, really?

Art Versus Life for the Heavyweight Title of the World

Francis Levy | Posted 12.10.2013 | Home
Francis Levy

In an essay entitled "Examined Lives," (The American Scholar, Autumn 2013) the prominent biographer Phyllis Rose makes the following statement: "The m...

You Can't Have a Proustian Fruit Moment With a Grape Gummy

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Heritage Radio Network

Our communal fear of real, actual fruit and gravitation towards safe, sanitized, foodiness "fruit" is really just an expression of our general obsession with safety across the board.

How 16 Incredible Women Define 'Perfect Happiness'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.26.2013 | Women

Since its inception, the Proust Questionnaire -- an unscientific but nonetheless illuminating personality test created in the salons of nineteenth-cen...

David Shields: In His Own Sampled Words

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Home
Davis Schneiderman

"Then the excitement for me in really brilliantly done that the pieces come together as intellectual and emotional investigating. The shards have not only speed and magic, but they have momentum qua excavation."

Hotels Where The Stars Live

trivago | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel

A stay in any of these historical hotels is a fantasy in itself, but living in one -- surely a luxury reserved for the VIPs of the world. The hotel se...