The Booker-shortlisted author interrogates sexuality, motherhood and our animal nature in stories that range from SF dystopias to tales of metamorphosis The opening story of Sarah Hall’s new collection,
Recently, inventive vending machines have been popping up around France. Instead of dispensing sweet treats or sugary drinks, however, these kiosks distribute short stories. Created by literature-loving
"Abstract: The Art of Design" gives the industry a new edge rarely witnessed in design documentaries. "You're looking for a moment when you feel you're as close to the soul as possible. That's what good
One of the cold, hard truths of short story writing is that you only get one read. Whether your story is part of a collection, or in a magazine someone’s holding, or in the hands of someone who’s considering
Of all the threats to good writing, the worst -- and most insidious -- is cliché: the re-use of the over-used. Of all the threats to good writing, the worst -- and most insidious -- is cliché: the re-use
Last time, I talked about how to give your writing more impact by using nouns and verbs that represent objects and actions in the real world. It works because what moves us is emotion, and emotion is physical.
Last time, I showed you how to improve your writing simply by getting rid of adjectives and adverbs. Instead, I said, use the right nouns and verbs. Last time, I showed you how to improve your writing
"How will I ever learn to be a good writer?" It's a scary question -- and the hell of it is, the more you appreciate good writing, the scarier it gets. "How will I ever learn to be a good writer?" It's
‘Svelte’ is not a word that sits comfortably in the BMW design language. These days, the machines that roll out of BMW Motorradwerk in Berlin are best described as imposing—or in the case of the sportbikes,
We’re calling it: the custom boxer movement has reached critical mass. More BMWs are rolling off workbenches than ever before, so builders have to look at Bavaria’s sweetheart with fresh eyes to get noticed.
“How we ask our questions affects the answers we arrive at… Science and religion… ask different kinds of questions altogether, probing and illuminating in ways neither could alone.” Seven decades after
If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world. To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the