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Required Reading Classic Gets The Graphic Novel Reboot It Deserves

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.12.2016 | Arts

You know the story. Maybe you read it for high school English class, and misguidedly used it as the basis for your devil-may-care attitude. Maybe you ...

A Second Coming

Francis Levy | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

Truly great thinkers introduce a human dimension into what is generally thought to be a political condition. Once you introduce a broader question whi...

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KidSpirit | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion

By contributing writer Mustafa Khan for KidSpirit's issue on The Stranger. The stranger can't be trusted. The stranger is inhospitable and dangerous....

Invoking Camus to Live

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.13.2016 | Books
Michael Shammas

In just two words of five syllables, medieval man brewed a bitter antidote to all from melancholy and regret to hubris and ostentation: memento mori.

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Francis Levy | Posted 06.02.2016 | Books
Francis Levy

Perhaps the novel has maintained its hold on our imaginations because it's fundamentally about empathy or the loss thereof--a phenomenon that allows for what Clausewitz termed "the continuation of politics by other means," a state we know only too well, as war.

The Zeitgeist

Francis Levy | Posted 05.14.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Zeitgeist is like a person who walks into a room and feels totally at home. "Zeit" in German is time and "Geist" is spirit. So the words literally means "spirit of the time."

SIC Shingerview: Tim Keck, The Onion, The Stranger

David Shing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
David Shing

This past week, at the Seattle Interactive Conference, I sat down with Tim Keck, the co-founder of The Onion. Tim and I spoke about transparency from both a creative and editorial standpoint -- and what has made The Onion so successful all these years.

Boston Phoenix Falls, Smaller Alt-Weeklies Survive

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Media
Michael Sigman

The abrupt closing last week of the 47-year-old Boston Phoenix was a shock to the alternative weekly ecosystem. It also underscored the divide between struggling big city papers and more viable smaller-market ones.

Gauguin Exhibition Strikes Controversy

Posted 02.21.2012 | Arts

Almost as legendary as Paul Gauguin's colorful depictions of Tahitian utopia is the colorful story of how he got there and what he did once in the tro...

Our Favorite Classic Outsiders In Literature

Posted 10.24.2011 | Books

You'd be lying if you were to say that never in your life did you feel like an outcast. Whether only for a few moments or maybe a few years, everyone ...

Most Overrated Classic Books

Posted 09.18.2011 | Books

Ever read a classic and asked yourself, "What’s the big deal?" There are thousands of books the world considers classics, from Shakespeare to Saling...

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The Stranger Remixes Palin's Gunsight 'Surveyor's Marks' Map | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

To borrow a phrase from the folks over at Rumproast, The Stranger has decided they will "go there." In a "sneak preview" of the cover of their pending...

Great American Novelist

The Stranger | Tao Lin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Lin isn't the richest or most famous living American human, but you could argue--I would argue--that he is one of the most nonjudgmental (for years he...

Writing Under the Influence, Living Under the Influence

David Finkle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Finkle

Although her title is an eyebrow-raiser, Elizabeth Hawes knows what she's doing. With Camus, a Romance, her new and unconventional work, she isn't simply writing a biography.