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She Lives In The Oldest Mall In America After 48 Abandoned Shops Are Transformed Into Homes

Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.<p>All across the globe, people are …

11 wireless earbud headphones that aren't the Apple AirPods

Early impressions of the Apple wireless AirPods had us worried the little white earbuds wouldn't work with non-Apple sources, but the new W1 chip is actually device agnostic. In the company's own words, "AirPods do work with non-Apple devices via Bluetooth. You lose the magic as a result."<p>That …

20 books you should read before they become movies

Fall is here, and that means the movies are going to get good again and we can cleanse our palates of "Suicide Squad."<p>As you might expect, a lot of the big movies coming out are based on popular, acclaimed, and award-winning books. And while you don't <i>always</i> have to read the book before watching the …

The 9 best fantasy book series

There may have been a time when fantasy novels were the stuff of bookworms and nerds, but in the past 20 years, tales of witches, elves, magic, and …

Books

3 Publishers That Accept Manuscripts Directly from Authors

<i>Updated 9/9/17</i><p>Small publishers are more apt to accept manuscripts directly from writers than large publishing houses. Generally, this is because they …

Advanced German Volume Training

Here's what you need to know...<p>German Volume Training has a reputation for adding rapid size to new lifters. It's a series of ten sets of …

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Should You "Send Out" that First Novel? 9 Things to Consider First

If "sending it out there" means querying agents and publishers, she was hearing some bad advice.<p>And if "sending it out there" means self-publishing, …

Why I'd like to be … Nausicaä in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

When I was a prodigiously unpopular seven-year-old in Hong Kong, my favourite game to play alone was based on an animated film I'd seen on Chinese television, where the princess of a futuristic tribe saves humanity while accompanied by a cute squirrel. Every day, after school, my parents' bedroom …

Jeremy Paxman, elitism, and poetry for ordinary people

George Szirtes (Poetry is felt, not fathomed, 3 June) seems unaware that his oddly elitist dismissal of "the People" (twice), and their alleged inability to "get" a "difficult" Eliot or Auden, seem to validate Jeremy Paxman's concerns (Today's poets write mostly for each other, says Paxman, 2 June) …

DARPA Is Using Oculus Rift To Build The ‘Mega Man Battle Network’ Of Cyberwarfare

In a surprising amount of futuristic visions of how hacking will work in the future, the experience is immersive, rather than something done hunched over a computer looking at lines of code scroll by. DARPA appears to agree with the full-body submersion vision of hacking’s future, as it’s working …

The Saturday Poem: Elegy for a Walnut Tree

Old friend now there is no one alive<br>who remembers when you were young<br>it was high summer when I first saw you<br>in the blaze of day most of my life ago<br>with the dry grass whispering in your shade<br>and already you had lived through wars<br>and echoes of wars around your silence<br>through days of parting and …

Read between the lines. Then meet me in the silence if you can —May Sarton, from “Letters from Maine.” #Poetry in issue 89: http://tpr.ly/1ogT9Aa.

The Last Words of Mass Murderer Elliot Rodger Remixed Into Poetry

Can hateful words be turned against themselves and become, instead, a vehicle for amity and compassion? The poem recited in the video above, and transcribed below, seeks to answer that question. A remix of the last words of Elliot Rodger, it uses every word Rodger spoke in his final YouTube video, …

At Home In The Strange Latitudes Of 'Man With The Compound Eyes'

It is so rare to find yourself at home in any book.<p>I mean, that's the soft sell, right? The promise, rarely fulfilled, of every story: That it will, for a moment or an hour, lift you effortlessly from where you are and deposit you somewhere completely <i>elsewhere</i>. Like dreaming. Like flying …

The Trip to Echo Spring: Why Writers Drink review – Olivia Laing's elegant study of alcohol's place in literature

It's a niche idea, this one, at first glance. Why do writers drink – well, why does anyone? Why not doctors or lawyers, parents – or children? And why does Laing's book (part literary criticism, part biography, part travelogue, part memoir) focus on six male, American, drunk writers: Ernest …