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28 Beautiful Words The English Language Should Steal

There's a word for that, just not in English.<p>H/T This Quora thread, this Tumblr, these posts on BuzzFeed.

National Paella Day - Simple and Easy to Follow Paella Recipes

There is nothing the Spanish love more than the three Fs: family, fiestas and, most importantly, food! So much so in fact, that there is a day …

‘Firefly’ Stars Nathan Fillion & Alan Tudyk Talk Reboots, Reunions And Their New Crowdfunded Comedy Show

Nearly 12 years ago, Fox made us question whether or not the gorram suits in charge actually possessed any form of intelligence when they gave the ax to one of the best shows on TV. <i>Firefly</i>, the Joss Whedon helmed sci-fi western set in space that taught us all how to swear in Chinese, only got 14 …

Science Fiction

Tom Delonge details 2015 plans: Two Angels & Airwaves LPs, two solo LPs, 15 co-written novels, more - News - Alternative Press

A few days ago, Tom DeLonge took to Twitter (again) to clarify his previous statement of planning to release four new albums this year, saying that …

Writing

10 Farm Sinks We Wish We Owned

Farm sinks not only add a pastoral touch to any kitchen, they’re also extremely functional. Roomy enough to accommodate the aftermath of a large dinner party, these vintage sinks are also favored by those who love a good DIY floral project. Ahead of spring's bloom, we scoured Instagram for the best …

Vintage

The 100 best novels: No 79 – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (1960)

Short and bittersweet, Muriel Spark’s tale of the downfall of a Scottish schoolmistress is a masterpiece of narrative fiction<p><i>The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie</i> is probably the shortest novel on this list, a sublime miracle of wit and brevity, and a Scots classic that’s a masterclass in narrative …

10 Halloween Horror Movies Streaming Now on Netflix

Welcome to <i>QueueItUp</i>, a new weekly column where we'll look at the hidden gems and new releases currently available in your digital stream. We won't …

Book Smugglers Publishing Presents Upcoming Short Stories: First Contact (Summer 2015)

Introducing our upcoming Summer 2015 line-up of new short stories!<p><b>PROUDLY PRESENTS</b><p><b>Four Short Stories for the Sagacious Reader</b><p>After a successful first …

On Never Writing the Same Way Twice -- A WOW-Wednesday Post by Caroline Starr Rose

Today we welcome author Caroline Starr Rose, author of MG historical fiction <i>Mary B</i>. and recently released <i>Blue Birds</i>. While we all know that one size …

Writing

Spring Books Guide: 22 Novels, Memoirs, and Collections We Can't Wait to Read

Out of the winter of our discontent emerges an extraordinary new season for literature. From convention-breaking memoirs to genre-demolishing fiction, here’s what we’re looking forward to this spring.<p>Paths less traveled.<p>Hold Still by Sally Mann<p>Ever since **Patti Smith’**s <i>Just Kids,</i> the creative …

Books

Soup Recipes Hearty Enough To Call Dinner

Jay Leno put it best when he said, "Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal." This often feels true in the case of tomato soup when it's not accompanied with a grilled cheese. And it is definitely true in the case of a pureed butternut squash soup, which leaves you hungry just an hour …

Thou Shalt Remain Solvent

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

Readers' Choice 2015 VOTE CLOSED

Contest<p>We’d like to thank everyone who voted – and look for the winner in the next issue of Arc!<p>Here they are — the 24 poems that made our editors’ …

Greatest Living Poet

New fiction by Matthew Sperling, art by Anastasia Kashian.The GLP is kind to stray cats and urban foxes. He carries old bones and offcuts of meat in …

Literature

One of the most versatile and brilliant writers in history, Edgar Allan Poe was an American author who helped to influence scores of other literary …

Meet the Poet |1| Kevin Higgins

<i>It was a sweltering July evening when I read at my very first Over the Edge Summer Open Mic in Galway. I, in my (friend’s) blue dress, was TERRIFIED.</i> …

Literature

Book Reviews: March 2015

This month, Amal El-Mohtar reviews work from Lisa M. Bradley, Jennifer Marie Brissett, and Sonya Taaffe.

Books

25 Puns That Will Satisfy All Poetry Nerds

Puns are bad, but poetry is verse.

Interview: Sunil Patel on His GENIUS LOCI Story “The Gramadevi’s Lament”

<b>Genius Loci</b> is a new anthology edited by Jaym Gates that is due out in September. It’s currently on Kickstarter, and features stories by authors like …

Books

Ten Irish Authors to Read at Least Once (Who Aren’t James Joyce)

Where there’s a list of top Irish authors, there’s usually James Joyce. Which isn’t to say the <i>Ulysses</i> scribe isn’t praiseworthy, just that Ireland …

SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Screenwriter Michael Stagliano on Marketing Screenplays

In this episode of the podcast, I talk with Michael Stagliano, who was on <i>The Bachelorette</i> and won <i>Bachelor Pad</i> a few years ago. In the interview we …

Screenwriting

Easy Spring Nail Art Ideas to Try at Home

Nail art can be beyond cool but also beyond complicated—there's some awesome stuff I'll look at and know, instantly, that I'd be lost if I tried to re-create it myself with my (very) limited skill set at home. Not true for the designs nail guru Jin Soon created to celebrate her collaboration with …

Put Down the Guinness: 5 Craft Beers to Try Today

Start here to discover some of the fastest-growing breweries coming out of the American craft beer revolution.<p>No matter how much you love beer, good luck keeping track of all the new craft beer brands sprouting up in the U.S. There are more than 3,000 breweries nationwide.<p>Fortunately, we've singled …

Beer

Longlists Announced for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards - PEN America

• Home<br>• Longlists Announced for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards<p>Today, PEN is thrilled to announced the longlists for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards, spanning …