Elaine Espinosa

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Manny Pacquiao provokes storm by calling gay people ‘worse than animals’

Manny Pacquiao has provoked a storm of controversy in his home country after saying people in same-sex relationships “are worse than animals”. The 37-year-old, who is running for a seat in the Philippines senate in May’s elections as a conservative Christian, made the remark in a video posted on …

9 Literary Magazines for New and Unpublished Writers | Aerogramme Writers' Studio

<i>“The reason 99% of all stories written are not bought by editors is very simple. Editors never buy manuscripts that are left on the closet shelf at</i> …

DJ Khaled holds a major key to American prosperity

DJ Khaled is the Internet philosopher we all need right now.<p>If you’re late to the game, DJ Khaled is a Top 40 hip-hop artist who, until a few months ago, was mostly recognized for yelling his own name in songs like “All I Do Is Win.” But now, he’s attracted an entirely new set of fans, thanks to …

When Popular Fiction Isn’t Popular: Genre, Literary, and the Myths of Popularity

<b>Genre Vs. Literary Has Nothing to Do with Popularity</b><p>Is the novel dead? Are MFA programs worth it? Can characters be unlikable? Genre or literary …

Anti-Education by Friedrich Nietzsche review – why mainstream culture, not the universities, is doing our best thinking

The long-misunderstood philosopher, a hater of nationalism but supporter of independent thought, disliked trends in higher education that are very evident today<p>Throughout his life Nietzsche thought of himself as an educator, but the time he spent working in higher education was not long and much of …

I was a homeless worker at a San Francisco tech company

I felt self-conscious about the stains on my sleeves and the hairs clinging to my flannel as I navigated the aisles to my seat. Would anyone notice that I had worn the same clothes two days prior? Did the tangled state of my beard show that I hadn't washed my face?<p>At my desk I took off my bulky, …

Scientists say this simple psychological shift can help you achieve your goals

Fortunately, you'll have plenty of opportunities to redeem yourself, even before January 1, 2017.<p>The key? Be on the lookout for days that seem like transition points.<p>In doing so, you'll be harnessing the power of what researchers call the "fresh-start effect." Whenever we feel like there's a chance …

Employment

Get a Lesson in Shakespeare From Young Ian McKellen

<i>Macbeth</i> is one of Shakespeare’s best known and most widely taught works, but that doesn’t mean we all fully understand it (apologies to my 11th grade …

Poem of the week: Calling Card by Tracey Herd

A eulogy for a young writer who died in a car accident aged 22, this bright poem refuses mourning to insist that her unfinished legacy will endure<p><b>Calling Card</b><i><br>(i.m. Marina Keegan, 1989-2012)</i><p>At the last party,<br>the punctual, the late arrivals,<br>the ones who never made it<br>are all one and the same.

Steve McCurry's Photographs Of His Travels Will Give You The Chills

"My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport."<p><i>"Most of my photos are grounded in people. I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person's face." -- Steve McCurry</i><p>Photographer Steve McCurry has been traveling …

Photographers

How Humanism lost its way in a charismatic crusade – Michael Ruse

In February this year, there was a clash of Titans. In one corner, Richard Dawkins, former Oxford professor, Darwinian biologist, brilliant science …

Jihadism Is Not Nihilism

In the partisan battle over describing the Islamic State, Democrats have fastened on a philosophical term from 19th century European intellectual history. They're being too clever by half.<p>"Extremist nihilism" is what Barack Obama has called ISIS's ideology. In the second Democratic debate, Hillary …

Hillary Clinton

Writing is Like Being in Love

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

Writing

What is the Magna Carta, and why is it important?

On the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta we ask what actually is it, and what does it mean?<p>The Magna Carta was granted 800 years ago. A series of events are taking place on the anniversary to mark the occasion, including a flotilla of boats sailing down the Thames and a royal appearance in …

Lost in translation? Here’s my top 10 foreign novels | Alison Flood

Books,Edinburgh international book festival,Culture,Awards and prizes,Man Booker International prize<p>UK reading habits are an embarrassment, says the director of the Edinburgh international book festival. Let’s save his blushes and talk about translated literature<p>Thanks. Thanks a lot, Comment is …

Arab cartoonists pen their response to Charlie Hebdo affair

Leading caricaturists across the Middle East question the meaning of free speech while attacking Israel and Arab leaders<p>Arab cartoonists are hitting back over the Charlie Hebdo affair with satirical works questioning the meaning of free speech in the west, while attacking their own hypocritical …

Paris policeman’s brother: ‘Islam is a religion of love. My brother was killed by terrorists, by false Muslims’

Ahmed Merabet, the police officer gunned down in the Charlie Hebdo attack, was killed in an act of barbarity by “false Muslims” his brother said in a moving tribute on Saturday, where he also appealed for unity and tolerance.<p>Speaking for a group of relatives gathered in Paris, Malek Merabet said …

Extremism