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TS Eliot prize row: is winner too young, beautiful - and Chinese?

Poet Sarah Howe’s 2016 TS Eliot prize win has been questioned by a sexist and sceptical literary press, but as the activity around the #derangedpoetess hashtag shows, we poets have had enough<p>The boys appear not to be happy.<p>When the UK’s top prize for poetry, the TS Eliot Prize, was awarded to …

Literature

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

15 Books For Everyone To Better Their Writing Skills

This list goes through 15 of the best books for everyone to better their writing skills, each with a short description, and a review from other …

24 Of The Most Beautiful Quotes About Nature

Celebrate Earth Day with these 24 wonderful quotes.<p>2. "I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.'"<p>—Sylvia Plath, <i>The Bell Jar</i><p>3. "Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and …

Dream Bars

These dream bars have made the rounds. My mother's friend Phyllis Grossman passed the recipe to my mother when I was growing up. My mother passed the …

Ricky Gervais Continued To Mock That Utah Huntress For Her Morbid Photos On Twitter

Rebecca Francis is a self-described huntress who felt she was doing good by killing a giraffe while on a recent hunt, posing for a picture next to the dead animal. Ricky Gervais felt otherwise.<p>As we posted, the comedian re-posted her photo to Twitter, garnering 17,000 retweets with his criticism of …

Comedy

11 writers share their writing inspiration

<i>Countless writers throughout the history of the novel have spoken of ‘The Muse’, a personification of the sometimes mysterious process through which</i> …

ODESZA & Justin Timberlake - Suit My Name (TNAN Redux Remix)

Justin Timberlake

Feeding the Hunger – female writers are storming the male citadels of sci-fi

Photograph: Alamy<p>Game of Thrones, with Emilia Clarke as Daenerys, brought a new generation of female readers to fantasy fiction.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/10/1428678959862/ab7cb3f7-9b83-44c2-9232-a2cef68f7233-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Game of Thrones, …

Science Fiction

Walt Whitman at the strip club: The legendary poet on love, lust and “midnight orgies”

Whitman understood something that America often tries to suppress: “Sex is the root of it all”<p>In the late 1850s, Walt Whitman wrote a series of poems celebrating what he called “manly love,” the love men had for other men. Whitman included the poems in the 1860 edition of <i>Leaves of Grass</i> under the …