Curiosities

August 2, 2015

A Community of Introverts 0

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“What I want to know is, since when does making art require participation in any community, beyond the intense participation that the art itself is undertaking? Since when am I not contributing to the community if all I want to do is make the art itself?” Meghan Tifft gives voice to the struggle of the introverted writer […]

August 2, 2015

Graffiti Lit 0

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When street art and literature combine: on “The Moving, Playful Poetry of the World’s Textual Graffiti Artists,” from Slate.

July 31, 2015

What Happened 0

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Blackout, the recent memoir by Sarah Hepola, chronicles the author’s long struggle with reckless drinking. The title references the total loss of memory she experienced after some of her worst benders. At The Morning News, Rosecrans Baldwin talks with Hepola about her book, amnesia and the nature of memory.

July 31, 2015

“Twine around each other” 0

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Recommended Reading: “Management” by Erin McGraw.

July 31, 2015

Title Games 0

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Penguin is celebrating its eightieth anniversary this year. How well do you know its classic book covers? At The Telegraph, a quiz on the better-known titles in its library. You could also look back on one of our book cover battles.

July 31, 2015

False Negative 0

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A striking photo of the Brontё sisters is not, in fact, a photo of the Brontё sisters. The women in the photo look a lot like them, but their hometown didn’t have much in the way of photography in the 1840s, and there isn’t any record of the Brontёs getting their photo taken. So how […]

July 30, 2015

Browne’s Guide to Science Writing 0

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Want to write about science? Let Sir Thomas Browne, “17th-century know-it-all,” show you how.

July 30, 2015

Ur-Road Movie 0

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“This is the first one, the big one, the ur-road movie: the Odyssey.” Charlotte Higgins writes about how Homer’s epic goes far beyond geography for The Guardian.

July 30, 2015

Long-form Godfather 0

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Ernest Hemingway, “the godfather of long-form” nonfiction? Richard Brody argues so in the New Yorker, citing Hemingway’s autobiographical, and wildly ambitious, The Green Hills of Africa.

July 29, 2015

Breaking Out 0

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As part of a collaboration with several international magazines, Full-Stop is publishing Babelsprech International, a series of articles on poetry around the world. In the latest edition, Karel Piorecký writes about contemporary Czech poetry, drawing a line between the pre- and post-Communist periods. Related: John Yargo on the Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal.