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Virginia Woolf

The Book About Nothing Is the Perfect Book: Virginia Woolf Writes of Utopia (or the No Place)

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

When I think of Virginia Woolf, I think of her commitment to such a process: the duality of the possible and impossible, working to locate patterns of consciousness rather than sequences of events in the external world.

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

Girls Run the World By Writing It

Jill Di Donato | Posted 05.28.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

n a media culture that often dictates, demeans and disenfranchises girls and women, that pits us against one another, infantilizes or downright ignores our imprints on culture, the power of women telling stories should not be underestimated.

'57 at 57: Missing Parents

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty
Elizabeth Gregory

1957 was 57 years ago this year, and as I move through my first Mother's Day without my mom in the world, I know my loneliness is shared by millions of motherless women and men, boomers and non-boomers alike

What Kind of Fiction Do You Love to Read or Write? Maybe It's Time to Push the Genre Envelope

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.14.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

Is my novel a mystery? Is it literary fiction? Yes, and yes. But it's still considered women's fiction in the marketplace.

What Dreams May Come, or Feelin' Drowsy

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

This winter, I developed an odd napping habit. As I described to my doctor, this new habit is different from my lifelong affection for the pleasures of plush pillows, soft blankets and high thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets (preferably Italian, if we're sharing pillow talk).

Virginia Woolf's Wisdom On The World Is Just The Inspiration You Need Today

Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Through her books' pages, Virginia Woolf invited millions of readers to evaluate how they view dreaming, themselves and the world. Whether it's about ...

Spring Eavesdropping

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

Just as a cool breeze can suddenly emerge, I sensed a change between my park bench neighbors. His arm remained draped over her shoulder, but his tone shifted abruptly. "You told me it was over," he asserted forcefully.

The Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cookie Recipe That Got Me Through A Stressful Day

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

You would think that going away for a long weekend with your girlfriends would insure you returned home relaxed and happy to see your teenagers. And I was initially thrilled to see my kids. I missed them a lot.

Needs a Rewrite: Great Authors' First Draft Revisions

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.06.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

"Moby Dick" Herman Melville "Call me the whale guy a hansom cab Steve Ishmael." "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway "He was an old man ...

Single Ladies' Dayna Lynne North: A TV Scribe to Watch

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

In an industry that has been difficult for women writers to establish themselves, let alone non-white writers, Dayna Lynne North has cemented a reputation as a significant voice in the growing ranks of terrific African-American TV writer/producers.

Fact or Fiction? 9 Unusual Author Deaths

Oliver Tearle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Sometimes authors don't shuffle off this mortal coil quietly or -- for want of a better word -- normally. Sometimes they meet a sticky and untimely end, and sometimes myths build up around an author's demise and we come to accept legend as fact.

A Room Of Your Own (Online)

Sophia Stuart | Posted 09.24.2013 | Women
Sophia Stuart

A room of your own on the web is a philosophical statement. Who are you? How do you want to be perceived? What do you want to showcase about your life/art/beliefs?

Hollywood Warns Gays: Careful What You Wish For (WATCH)

Dan Mirvish | Posted 08.27.2013 | Divorce
Dan Mirvish

As same sex couples start to register at Crate & Barrel, shouldn't they wonder: Of all the institutions to be committed to, is marriage really the sanest choice? If Hollywood is any guide, it probably isn't.

Weeklings: Gay Men, Pick a Celebrity Lesbian Wife! (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

This week, Archibshop Oscar Cruz of the Philippines said he has no problem with gay men marrying lesbians, because, as he put it, "[t]he anatomy is there." I think this idea is kind of awesome, so in this edition of Weeklings!, I pick the best celebrity lesbian brides for myself.

Women, Men, Refugees, UFOs and the CIA: The Places Documentary Can Go at Sheffield Doc Fest 2013

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.18.2013 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Sitting down on the bus carrying us out through the stunning Darbyshire countryside to a cavern where we would watch an Opening Night film for the Sheffield Doc Fest, little did I know what the woman sitting next to me would come to represent for me.

Memories of Spain

John J. Healey | Posted 05.14.2013 | Books
John J. Healey

After decades of being frustrated by how ignored Spain has been in the American press, where Europe always meant France and Italy, suddenly it is in the news virtually every day for the wrong reasons.

PHOTOS: 7 Impossible But Awesome Romantic Author Pairings

John J. Healey | Posted 06.30.2013 | Books
John J. Healey

As someone whose heroes are almost exclusively literary, it is hard to describe the emotions I felt discovering the love affair that occurred in the summer and fall of 1851 between Emily Dickinson and Herman Melville.

Sleeping with Tilda and Quentin

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

Reading about Swinton's collaboration with MoMA, I couldn't help but reminisce about a certain afternoon back in 1996 that I spent in the company of Quentin Crisp where sleep would also prove to be transformative -- for me.

Rules of One's Own

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean-In hits bookstores this week, promising women the wisdom to command more authority and success in the workplace. I'm intrigued.

The Wisdom and Creativity of the Elders in Art and Science

David Galenson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

The psychologists who specialize in the study of creativity are virtually unanimous: the old may be wise, but only the young are creative. These scholars are wrong. Wisdom not only can be the very source of creativity: it has been for many of our greatest innovators.

Fiction in New Forms

Electric Literature | Posted 02.04.2013 | Books
Electric Literature

While writers may welcome the Oulipian challenge of crafting prose fit for a tweet, Twitter isn't the first outlet for experimental publishing. And it likely isn't the last.

A Note to Virginia Woolf

Jan Phillips | Posted 01.12.2013 | Books
Jan Phillips

The creative force is rumbling through the cells of every female, a cacophony of ideas, urges, manifestations. It is falling like rain, roaring like a tsunami, boiling like water for afternoon tea.

LOOK: Famous Women Who Loved Women

Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women

Famous lesbian couples like Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, or Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni, are a now common sight in the news and on th...

Who's Afraid Of Some Virginia Woolf Memes?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

Yesterday marked the first preview of the 50th anniversary production of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf." Starring Tracey Letts and Am...