Peter Kenny

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What Going To Mars Will Do To Our Minds

If all goes as NASA — and Elon Musk — have planned, at some point in the not-too-distant future, a group of astronauts will begin a years-long round …

The ‘sea-nomad’ children who see like dolphins

Unlike most people, the children of a Thailand tribe see with total clarity beneath the waves – how do they do it, and might their talent be learned?<p><i>“When the tide came in, these kids started swimming. But not like I had seen before. They were more underwater than above water, they had their eyes</i> …

National Parks

The Road Goes On—The Making of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Silmarillion'

<i>This article, and others about one of the world's most celebrated writers, is featured in</i> Newsweek's Special Edition: J.R.R. Tolkien—The Mind of a …

How J.R.R. Tolkien Redefined Fantasy Stories

<i>This article, and others about one of the most celebrated writers, is featured in</i> Newsweek's Special Edition: J.R.R. Tolkien—The Mind of a …

New book explores Yale’s vast archive of children’s literature | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Betsy Beinecke Shirley began collecting children’s books in order to share her childhood favorites with her grandchildren.<p>No casual collector, …

Books

German-Language Writer Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka was born on July 3, 1883 in Prague, Czech Republic. This German-language writer penned novels and short stories, including …

Literature

Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte (Review)

Emily Bronte's <i>Wuthering Heights</i> is a novel so well-known that its name is often enough to evoke a sense of gothic nostalgia in readers. It's a book …

Literature

Bring Back the Book Jacket Photo

Flip to the back of a new book. What do you see? Blurbs. Line after line of praise, proclamations, and predictions. Tucked in a small corner square …

Literature

Inside Oliver Sacks’s Creative Process: The Beloved Writer’s Never-Before-Seen Manuscripts, Brainstorm Sheets, and Notes on Writing, Creativity, and the Brain

Inside the “buzzing, blooming chaos” of a brilliant mind at work.<p><i>“The act of writing is an integral part of my mental life; ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing… a special, indispensable form of talking to myself,”</i> Oliver Sacks wrote as he reflected on storytelling and the curious …

Books
Creative Writing