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First NIghter: Two Big Treats at London's Globe, Two Mistreats Elsewhere
Writer, Drama Critic
Even before William Shakespeare's so-called "problem play"
Measure for Measure
gets properly underway at the Globe, director Dominic Dromgoole has loosed on the audience what looks and sounds like a musical 16th-century orgy attended by various bawds and Lords (Lawds?).
Valentine's Day -- When the Heart Is Pierced
Author, novelist, journalist
From a passionate writer in a practical world, here's my advice: Let it happen. Love is a very interesting kiss of life. And whether it lasts or not, whether it's practical or not, it's here for its own reasons, a gift of expanding consciousness that takes us by surprise.
When Doubting Love, Turn to This Novel for Reaffirmation
The strongest love story in classical literature is in the novel
written by Emily Bronte where she develops the love story between Heathcliff and Catherine, proving the power of the emotion can carry on over a lifetime.
We Will Be Fooled Again: The Strange Pleasures of Narrative Trickery
Associate Professor of English, Oregon State University
For readers, the pleasures of the unreliable narrator seem to lie primarily in the challenges they offer our critical and interpretive faculties. Can we figure out the narrator's trustworthiness (or lack of it) before the other characters do?
Why I Hate Jane Austen
After about two decades of being a voracious reader, I'm still at a loss as to why so many people have elevated Jane Austen to the level of literary herodom. To put it bluntly, I just don't the seemingly female-gender-wide obsession with Ms. Austen.
New Year's Fiscal Cliff Hangover
Randee Mia Berman
Writer/Performer and Radio Host, Mia's World
Considering the art of rock climbing and sport of cliff scaling, we might have better fiscal sports analysis from ESPN than CNN. We know it's got something to do with debt and taxes. Just what we're not clear.
- Modernized Classic
Gentleman farmer, film critic for ReThink Reviews
Oscar-winner Andrea Arnold has pulled off something very special with her adaptation of Emily Brontë's literary classic
-- she's made a story that's over 150 years old feel modern without modernizing it.
Twain & Einstein by Michael Kupperman
Funny drawing guy
In Praise of the Author Crush
Writing Geek, Author, Rethinking Creative Writing
It seems to be all about the crush these days -- man crushes, chick crushes, book crushes. When readers talk about their literary crushes, most are referring to characters in fiction. But when I casually mentioned my longtime infatuation with author Charles Baxter, it seemed to strike a chord.
The ‘Wrinkle In Time’ Effect: Which Book Heroine Did You Want To Be?
Jessica Pearce Rotondi
Writer. Editor. Community Builder.
Whether you fell asleep at night clutching a copy of
Gone With The Wind
, the books we read as kids shape the women we become -- sometimes in complicated ways.
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January 21 Film Roundup
I saw three very impressive films at Sundance yesterday and was reminded why I'm here.
Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights' Gets A Teaser Trailer
The First Black Heathcliff In Adaptation History
Famous Authors Related by Blood or Marriage
Author, 'Comic (and Column) Confessional'
The Bronte sisters weren't alone in blood being as thick as ink.
Most Evil Book Villains: Readers Reveal Their Favorites
Based Upon the Book: An Interview with Charlotte Brontë
As anticipation builds around the wide release of the latest
film adaptation, it seems only fair that Charlotte Brontë, author of the beloved novel, gets her say.
How Wuthering Heights Caused A Critical Stir When First Published
Charlotte Bronte vs. Jane Austen: Are You A Janeite Or A Charlottan?
Top 10 Slang Narratives: From Pigeon English To "Milk-Plus"
Show Me the Sex
Author, 'Yoga Bitch'
Christmas is the time for 19th century novels, especially of the English variety. I've always hated them. The Brits, I decided at 13, were frustrated, neutered people. I didn't want to visit England, for fear my genitals would wither and harden like a dried pomegranate.
The Coolest Rock Songs Inspired By Literature
Edward Cullen and Rochester, or: Why We Need to Cut Stephenie Meyer Some Slack Already
Author of "Refuge" and "The Survival Girls"
I, for one, wasn't as annoyed at the worldwide popularity of a story like
as much as
. Bella's is not the worldview I want young girls across the planet to have.
The 12 Greatest Literary One-Hit Wonders (PHOTOS, POLL)
Brontes Are Hollywood's New Jane Austen? Three New Films Suggest Brontes' Rise In Popularity
Top 10 Rock 'N Roll Novels
Sing Any Good Books Lately?
Writer, Book Flack
The mission of my blog is to highlight popular songs that are based on, inspired by, or allude to books and authors -- "Books Shelved in Songs," as I say on the site.
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