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The Song of Achilles: A Forbidden Romance of Epic Proportions

Off The Shelf | Posted 07.25.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Taylor Jenkins Reid | Off the Shelf I came across The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller in one of the most romantic ways one can find a story. I...

'The Searcher,' a Conversation With Simon Toyne

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.06.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Simon Toyne left a successful television career as a writer, director, and producer to take a gamble on novel-writing. The risk paid off, resulting in his penning the internationally bestselling Sanctus trilogy.

A Good Story Is Disturbing

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

No matter how beautifully written or "literary," a novel resonates deeply because the storyline tugs powerfully at us. It upsets, confounds and presents chaos, conflict, imbalance and upheaval -- either within its character's mind or circumstances.

Do You Wear a Watch?

David Sable | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
David Sable

Do you wear a watch? By watch I mean an analog device, with hands sweeping around a dial, possibly augmented by "complications" as they are known, and all designed to look good on your wrist.

Beware of Geeks...

David Sable | Posted 08.24.2013 | Media
David Sable

Recently I was asked what young creative types should study in order to be successful in today's digital-centric world. My answer: Read The Iliad and The Odyssey