Karthika Raveendran

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William Faulkner on Writing, the Purpose of Art, Working in a Brothel, and the Meaning of Life

When <i>The Paris Review</i> launched in 1953, it revolutionized the art of the interview. Over the decades that followed, the revered publication offered unprecedented glimpses of literary history’s greatest minds, which yielded such timeless gems as E. B. White on the responsibility of the writer and the …

Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls, Book 3)

• <b>Author:</b> Ally Carter<p>Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New York Times best-selling Gallagher Girls series with this new edition, f eaturing an exclusive new epilogue from Ally Carter ! When Cammie Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer. …

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

Michael Lewis on Writing, Money, and the Necessary Self-Delusion of Creativity

The question of why writers write holds especial mesmerism, both as a piece of psychological voyeurism and as a beacon of self-conscious hope that if we got a glimpse of the innermost drivers of greats, maybe, just maybe, we might be able to replicate the workings of genius in our own work. So why …

38 Little Things That Make You Feel Great

By Amy Shock,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1aXWoBb<p>1. When your body meets fresh sheets after a long shower.<p>2. When someone genuinely laughs at …

Once more with filling: the secret to a perfect sandwich

Adding more ingredients to your sandwich will make it slightly more delicious, but it will make it moderately harder to handle, according to the results of my Great Sandwich Survey*.<p>Back in June, I took what was going to be an idle lunchtime data exercise for myself and opened it up to Datablog …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka | Salon.com

<b>Pokhlebkin reconsidered</b><p>“His name was magical. Legendary,” claimed an article in the newspaper Vechernyaya Moskva (Evening Moscow) on the third anniversary of Pokhlebkin’s death. “Many believed it to be a pseudonym for an entire research institute, since one man could not know so much.” Moreover, …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #14

It has been a while since the last post… Come again and explore the wilderness with us. We are rediscovering that only through sharing will we save this magnificent planet. Social media gives us the ability to share photographs, thoughts, ideas, and knowledge almost instantaneously with powerful …

How I Started My Business With $1

Ten years ago this week, my husband and I found an old, tattered copy of <b>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland</b> at a street sale for $1. From this find, two entrepreneurs and a rare book company were born. Of course it’s not that simple—there are many ups and downs, ins and outs to our story, but …