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5 Storied Isles of the South Pacific: Going Literary on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.21.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Not for nothing have some of the world's most famous authors dwelt literarily on and physically in the islands of the South Seas, the mystic beauty of...

First Nighter: Jekyll & Hyde, Orphans, Collapse Bow to Mixed Results

David Finkle | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If someone grabbed you on the street and yelled in your face for the next two and a half hours, what would you do? Well, the cast of the Jekyll & Hyde revival at the Marquis scream until your eardrums are ready to burst.

Classic Paintings By Notable Illustrator Get Their Due

AP | Posted 04.08.2013 | Arts

ROCKLAND, Maine -- Maine's Farnsworth Art Museum is opening an exhibition this month that features about 30 paintings by N.C. Wyeth on loan from the B...

Long-Lost Essay By Classic Author Published

AP | By HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 03.14.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- Robert Louis Stevenson is the author of "Treasure Island" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," some of the most thrilling stories in literary hi...

The Fastest Writers Ever Give You Advice for NaNoWriMo

Posted 01.07.2012 | Books

From Flavorwire Yesterday marked the kickoff of National Novel-Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), the online project that challenges participants to wr...

The Art of Not Finishing a Famous Book

Dave Astor | Posted 10.12.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

I realize that continuing to slog through a novel that says "stop reading me" after 100 pages may pay dividends when I reach the end of the book. Dense can turn into sophisticated, confusing into illuminating.

CultureZohn: Tina Fey Is the New Harry Potter

Patricia Zohn | Posted 07.01.2011 | Books
Patricia Zohn

2011-04-26-boynoook.jpgTina is as much of an action heroine (OK, the action might be hiding out from cruise ship fires or preparing for a photo shoot) as a Hardy Boy ever was.

Classic Book Covers Get Artistic Makeovers

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.21.2011 | Books

For the past seven years, Katie Cromwell and Jensen Carp at Gallery 1988 have been showcasing pop culture-themed artwork to a new generation of LA res...

The Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Steven Moffat's Jekyll

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Learn about this radical reenvisioning featuring standout performances by James Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday) and Gina Bellman (Coupling), plus corporate conspiracies, weird science and, oh yes, lesbian private detectives.

ART AND DRUGS: High Society, Exhibit On Mind-Altering Drugs In History And Culture

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

We all hope that the art we view can inspire us, as the audience, to take a different perspective on an age old question; to make the familiar unfamil...

Poetry For Kids: It Doesn't Need To Be Sweet

Slate Magazine | Robert Pinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As the most bodily of literary forms, poetry appeals to children. It also has a certain appeal for adults who read to children. For one thing, good wr...

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains: Shuffle Bored!

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

No matter what those dopey Twilight movies tell you, werewolves make lousy house pets. But someone else was morphing into a monster under last night's full moon as well...

Who Was Borges's Literary Idol?

The New York Times | RIVKA GALCHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

More than any other 20th-century figure, Borges is the one designated -- and often dismissed as -- the Platonic ideal of Writer. His outrageous intell...

Top 10 Seafaring Tales

The Guardian | Carsten Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Given that men have sailed the seas for thousands of years, it's perhaps surprising how few great works of literature have been inspired by the seafa...

Emily's Stew Will Be Good for You Too

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sherman Yellen

Fine children's books, like this one, teach the lesson that life is much more than oatmeal and putting one's toys away neatly: it is a place full of the bad, the good, and the wonderful, the wonderful often prevailing.

Unlock Creativity Through Your Dreams

Pythia Peay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pythia Peay

A long tradition exists of writers and artists who have drawn sustenance from the "Land of Nod".

Not Just Kid Stuff: From Kidz Bop to The Fuzzy Stones

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Kenny Loggins, Linda Ronstadt, Jason & the Scorchers, Gorillaz, Lisa Loeb, Janis Ian, The Fuzzy Stones, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dan Zanes, Kelly Clarkson, James Blunt, The Music Man, John Mayer, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Bette Midler, Mary Poppins, Hans Christian Anderson, Timbaland, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Robert B. Sherman, Van Hunt, Tom CHapin, Peter Paul & Mary, The Jackson 5, Daughtry, Fleischer Brothers, Millie Jackson, Pbs, Teddy Pendegrass, Black Eyed Peas, Think Tree, Barney & Friends, Fergie, George Benson, Dr. John, Elmo, Pete Fitzpatrick, Gwen Stefani, Teddy Geiger, Todd Tobias, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, They Might Be Giants, Al Jarreau, Tracy Bonham, Taylor Swift, Smash Mouth, Laurie Berkner, Cobra Verde, Pink, Jack Johnson, The New Zoo Review, David Seville, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Monkees, Justin Timerblake, Barenaked Ladies, Barney, Laurel & Hardy, Buck Howdy, Rankin & Bass, Miley Cyrus, Sesame Street, The Original P, National Geographic, The Wiggles, Britney Spears, Clem Snide, The Blue Man Group, Brad Robinson, Harry Chapin, Judy Garland, Billy Joel, The Beatles, Douglas "Truth" Smith, Lou Rawls, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Robert Pollard, Peanuts, Carly Simon, Public Broadcasting System, Ohio, Plain White T’S, Nikka Costa, Count Zero, Naftule's Dream, Cleveland Scene, Jim Henson, Bing Crosby, The Partridge Family, Rhianna, Dr. Suess, Green Day, Beyoncé, Texas, Looney Tunes, Fat Albert, Justin Roberts, Kidz Bop, Marlo Thomas, Kate Taylor, The Sippycups, Farmer Jason, Josie & the Pussycats, Guided by Voices, Gang of Four, The Chipmunks, The Doobie Brothers, Nelly, Alicia Keys, The Simon Sisters, Richard M. Sherman, Eric Paul, James Taylor, The Archies, Bruce Springsteen, Putumayo, How I Met Your Mother, Sony Wonder, Neil Patrick Harris, Fall Out Boy, Raffi, Baby Einstein, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Blake, Robert Burns, Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Veggie Tales, Red Skelton, The Red Skelton Show, Jackie Gleason, Lawrence Welk, The Jackie Gleason Show, The Lawrence Welk Show, Itunes, Fraggle Rock, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

When did children's music get so awful? It wasn't always as painful to listen to. Some historic recordings, though not exactly classified as "children's," have been cherished forever.