How fake images change our memory and behaviour
Doctored images can affect what we eat, how we vote and even our childhood recollections. The question is why there's nothing we can do to stop it.
Creativity 'a mental illness'
Creativity is often part of a mental illness, with writers particularly susceptible, according to a study of more than a million people.
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Semicolons: A Love Story
How Kurt Vonnegut taught one writer to hate the semicolon; how William James convinced him to love it.
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The Strange Stories Behind Famous Writers' Pen Names
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Shelfari: Prose's Unsung Heroes: Punctuating with Personality...
By Susan J. Morris You know that guy who ends every sentences in three exclamation points? What speaks louder to you: the content of his missive, or the fact that he screams everything he says? That, my friend, is the...
Stumblers Who Like Most Amazing Miniature Food Artworks...
Shay Aaron is a brilliant artist from Israel who makes the most astonishing miniature food jewelry. These foodstuffs look so beautiful that we would desire to eat them. Actually, there's a whole
Gordon Bowker's ‘James Joyce': Portrait of the author...
On Saturday, June 16, devotees of James Joyce will be celebrating Bloomsday. More than 100 years ago, on June 16, 1904, Mr. Leopold Bloom and young Stephen Dedalus separately wandered the streets of Dublin, crossing paths with teachers, priests, medi...
Reasons why the Twilight Series Sucks Bad!
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James Joyce's Grandson Stephen and Literature's Most Tyrannical...
In a story of frustration—and ultimately, triumph—Gordon Bowker recounts the many hazards he faced writing his new biography of James Joyce; the biggest Cyclops of all is the author's litigious grandson, Stephen. Plus, to celebrate Bloomsday, how Fif...
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'Use and Abuse of Literature,' by Marjorie Garber
Not so, argues Marjorie Garber, in "The Use and Abuse of Literature," an immensely readable yet vastly erudite reflection on the history of literary writing, literary criticism and the social value of both. Garber, a renowned Harvard professor, offe...
Stephen Greenblatt on Revisions by Shakespeare
The Word Craft column by the author of Will in the World looks at evidence that the Bard quietly rewrote.
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What is Lucid Dreaming?
This is my final post on ways of working with dreams without a dang dream dictionary. Becoming a lucid dreamer is an advanced dream practice that is actually easy to learn.
The 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time
In my younger days if I heard a book or movie was disturbing or hard to handle I generally took that as a challenge. Most books generally turned out to not be
The Centered Librarian: 40 literary terms you should know...
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40 Fascinating Lectures for Linguistics Geeks » Online...
The following lectures represent a lovely little slice of how language permeates all things, for better and for worse.
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Top 10 Best Novels of the Last 20 Years
The ten novels on this list all substantiate the belief that books are the most elastic, introspective, human, and entertaining form of media that exist. Not movies, not music, not art, not the theatre. A famous author once said that novels are the...
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Why the Rules of Language Are Both Arbitrary and Essential...
Nature or nurture. Love it or leave it. If it doesn't fit, you must acquit. If you didn't already know that euphonious dichotomies are usually phony dichotomies, you need only check out the latest round in the supposed clash between "prescriptivist" ...
LRB · Andrew O'Hagan · Issues for His Prose Style: Hemingway...
Good reporters go hunting for nouns. They want the odd verb too, but the main thing is the nouns, especially the proper ones, the who, what and where. The thing British schoolchildren call a ‘naming word' was, for Hemingway, a chance to reveal what h...
A God Gene? - Brainstorm - The Chronicle of Higher Education...
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Library book back after 80 years
A library book has been returned to Navan library in the Republic of Ireland ... 80 years late.