John McHugh

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How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

3 Unforgettable Classics That Make Great Summer Beach Reads

Looking for some great beach reads by women? Revisit these classics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's <i>The Yellow Wallpaper</i> (1892); Kate Chopin's <i>The Awakening</i> (1899); and Toni Morrison's <i>The Bluest Eye</i> (1970). All three books challenge contemporary thought for the time periods in which they were written -- …

Artist Turns Old Wooden Doors Into Giant Street Art Murals

‘Elsewhere’ is a beautiful found-wood mural by Belgian artist Stefaan De Croock that he made with old furniture and doors. He’s been working …

Does poetry still matter?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Quick: Name a famous living poet.<p>Somebody. Anybody. No, not Maya Angelou. She died last year.<p>Unless you're a literary scholar or a subscriber to The New Yorker, it's not easy. That's because poetry, once a preeminent form of entertainment, has long since receded to the far, dusty corners of …

James Turrell interview: ‘I sell blue sky and coloured air’

Martin Gayford talks to the pioneering light artist about his resplendent new show at Houghton Hall<p>James Turrell gave me extremely precise instructions. After dinner, I was to walk out through the grounds at Houghton Hall to the skyspace he has built. Here I should observe the gradual darkening …

Ellie Davies' NASA-Inspired Photo Series Captures The Everyday Beauty of Starry Nights

Ellie Davies grew up in an ancient forest in England -- the sort of place where fairy tales, both dark and whimsical, are set. So she understands firsthand that woodlands can exude a magical aura difficult to capture with the stark reality of a photograph.<p>"We enter the forest laden with cultural …

How to Own Your Story: Vivian Gornick on the Art of Personal Narrative and the Power of Textured Storytelling

“The memoirist … must engage with the world, because engagement makes experience, experience makes wisdom, and finally it’s the wisdom — or rather the movement toward it — that counts.”<p>I recently found myself in an intense conversation with a friend about privacy — why it matters; how much of it …