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Last Alan Moore Interview?

A few words of explanation about this interview: On the 26th of November 2013 there was an event called <b>An Evening with Alan Moore</b>, where Moore was in …

Velvet Underground Acetate MP3s

By now most music heads have heard the story of Warren Hill picking up the rare acetate of the Velvet Underground's lost Scepter studio sessions on a …

Paris Review - Ezra Pound, The Art of Poetry No. 5

Interviewed by Donald Hall<p>Issue 28, Summer-Fall 1962<p>Ezra Pound, ca. 1913.<p>Since his return to Italy, Ezra Pound has spent most of his time in the Tirol, staying at Castle Brunnenburg with his wife, his daughter Mary, his son-in-law Prince Boris de Rachewiltz, and his grandchildren. However, the …

Professor Sugata Mitra On Teaching Spelling And Grammar: Phones Have Made It Unnecessary

Well, this is an opinion you don’t often hear in the education world.<p>Acclaimed professor and educational researcher Sugata Mitra suggested in an interview with British education magazine TES that he no longer thinks it's entirely necessary for kids to learn spelling and grammar. He credits the …

Repair disk permissions to speed up your Mac

I thought my MacBook Pro was running slow last week because of the heatwave we experienced on the East Coast. I know I was operating at a slower pace because of the heat and humidity, and the lack of AC in my house. Things have cooled considerably this week, but my MacBook Pro still feels sluggish. …

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Alphonse Mucha (July 24, 1860 - July 14, 1939)

<b>Alphonse Mucha</b> (July 24, 1860 - July 14, 1939)<p><i>The purpose of my work was never to destroy but always to create, to construct bridges, because we must live in the hope that humankind will draw together and that the better we understand each other the easier this will become.</i>

Small Island: An Interview with Nathaniel Philbrick

By Ben Shattuck July 24, 2013<p><i>Nathaniel Philbrick has written six books on United States history, most of which take place on or by the sea. In 2000, his</i> In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex—<i>about the sunken whaleship that inspired a young Herman Melville—won the National Book</i> …

Raymond Chandler: Master crime writer

On 23 July 1888, crime novelist Raymond Chandler - creator of Philip Marlowe - was born in Chicago. WH Auden said his novels should be judged not as escapism but as art.<p>When <b>Raymond Chandler</b>began to write for pulp magazines in the Thirties, he planned from the first to smuggle something like …

To Steal* a Mockingbird*?

The notoriously private author Harper Lee is now waging a public courtroom battle. Her lawsuit charges that in 2007 her agent, Samuel Pinkus, duped the frail 80-year-old Lee into assigning him the copyright to her only book, To Kill a Mockingbird—then diverted royalties from the beloved 1960 …

Paris Review - R. Crumb, The Art of Comics No. 1

Interviewed by Ted Widmer<p>Issue 193, Summer 2010<p>R. Crumb at his drawing table in 2009.<p>Robert Crumb asked me to say that he lives in Albania, to discourage would-be pilgrims from beating a path to his doorstep. He doesn’t, but his medieval hamlet is so far from the United States in every sense that …

Paris Review - Ernest Hemingway, The Art of Fiction No. 21

Interviewed by George Plimpton<p>Issue 18, Spring 1958<p>Ernest Hemingway, ca. 1939. Photograph by Lloyd Arnold<p>HEMINGWAY<p>You go to the races?<p>INTERVIEWER<p>Yes, occasionally.<p>HEMINGWAY<p>Then you read the Racing Form ... There you have the true art of fiction.<p>—Conversation in a Madrid café, May 1954<p>Ernest …

Paris Review - Stephen King, The Art of Fiction No. 189

Interviewed by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt and Nathaniel Rich<p>Issue 178, Fall 2006<p>King in Bangor, Maine, 1994.<p>Stephen King began this interview in the summer of 2001, two years after he was struck by a minivan while walking near his home in Center Lovell, Maine. He was lucky to have survived the …

Altered states

EXERCISE is the closest thing medicine has to a panacea. Though hitting the treadmill is more effort than swallowing a pill, the benefits are worth …

Body Fat

Your Brief History Of Giant Robots – Adi Tantimedh’s Look! It Moves!

<i>Adi Tantimedh writes;</i><p>So <i>Guillermo del Toro</i>’s <i>Pacific Rim</i> opened last weekend and there are some people who think it’s a rip-off of <i>Transformers</i>.<p>Those …

Paris Review - T. S. Eliot, The Art of Poetry No. 1

Interviewed by Donald Hall<p>Issue 21, Spring-Summer 1959<p>Sketch by D. Cammell, 1959.<p>The interview took place in New York, at the apartment of Mrs. Louis Henry Cohn, of House of Books, Ltd., who is a friend of Mr. and Mrs. Eliot. The bookcases of the attractive living room contain a remarkable …

Paris Review - Don DeLillo, The Art of Fiction No. 135

Interviewed by Adam Begley<p>Issue 128, Fall 1993<p>Don DeLillo, ca. 2011. Photograph by Thousandrobots<p>A man who’s been called “the chief shaman of the paranoid school of American fiction” can be expected to act a little nervous.<p>I met Don DeLillo for the first time in an Irish restaurant in Manhattan, …

The Greatest American Novel? 9 Experts Share Their Opinions

The Epic Battle for To Kill a Mockingbird: Inside Harper Lee’s Courtroom Drama

As Harper Lee wages a courtroom battle against her literary agent, Samuel Pinkus, who allegedly duped her into signing over to him the copyright to <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, <i>Vanity Fair</i>contributing editor Mark Seal speaks to Lee’s friends and intimates for an explosive August-issue story. “I used to …

The Controversial & Private Lives Of Superheroes Exposed

French illustrator Grégoire Guillemin has taken his love of superheros and added a bold new twist to the art form. Rather than showcasing them in the …

Paris Review - Elie Wiesel, The Art of Fiction No. 79

Interviewed by John S. Friedman<p>Issue 91, Spring 1984<p>Elie Wiesel grants few interviews. This conversation took place in 1978, during two sessions at his apartment a few months before his fiftieth birthday. Through the open windows of his book-filled study, breezes carried the sounds of Manhattan …

Literature

7 Filthy Jokes You Didn't Notice In Shakespeare

Let's face it: The percentage of our audience who will just sit down and read a bunch of Shakespeare without being forced to by a professor is pretty damned small. And that's too bad, because what most non-English majors don't realize is that under Shakespeare's flowery language and …

Paris Review - E. B. White, The Art of the Essay No. 1

Interviewed by George Plimpton and Frank H. Crowther<p>Issue 48, Fall 1969<p>E. B. White and his dog Minnie.<p>If it happens that your parents concern themselves so little with the workings of boys’ minds as to christen you Elwyn Brooks White, no doubt you decide as early as possible to identify yourself as …

Paris Review - Ray Bradbury, The Art of Fiction No. 203

Interviewed by Sam Weller<p>Issue 192, Spring 2010<p>Bradbury in 1978.<p>Ray Bradbury has a vacation house in Palm Springs, California, in the desert at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains. It’s a Rat Pack–era affair, with a chrome-and-turquoise kitchen and a small swimming pool in back. A few years ago, …

Shakespeare identity debate reignited with TV challenge

The perennial dispute over Shakespeare's true identity has been reignited after Alexander Waugh threw down a challenge for Shakespeare scholars to …

Paris Review - Gore Vidal, The Art of Fiction No. 50

Interviewed by Gerald Clarke<p>Issue 59, Fall 1974<p>Gore Vidal, ca. 1948. Photograph by Carl Van Vechten<p>Gore Vidal lives in a run-down penthouse above Rome’s Largo Argentina: reconstructed temples from the pre-Augustan era are set incongruously in the middle of what looks to be Columbus Circle without …

Paris Review - Robert Frost, The Art of Poetry No. 2

Interviewed by Richard Poirier<p>Issue 24, Summer-Fall 1960<p>Drawing by Hans Beck, 1960.<p>Mr. Frost came into the front room of his house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, casually dressed, wearing high plaid slippers, offering greetings with a quiet, even diffident friendliness. But there was no mistaking the …

Paris Review - William S. Burroughs, The Art of Fiction No. 36

Interviewed by Conrad Knickerbocker<p>Issue 35, Fall 1965<p>Firecrackers and whistles sounded the advent of the New Year of 1965 in St. Louis. Stripteasers ran from the bars in Gaslight Square to dance in the street when midnight came. Burroughs, who had watched television alone that night, was asleep in …

Rap Release of the Week: Killer Mike & El-P’s ‘Run the Jewels’

<i>Run the Jewels</i>, the new one from Killer Mike and El-P, may lack the ambition of Mike’s <i>R.A.P. Music</i> (which flat-out gunned for No. 1-noise-rap-classic</i> …

Flashback: Watch the Smiths Play Their Third Concert

Very few rock groups are born fully formed. Even the greats often take years to find the right lineup, compose stellar material and develop a …

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100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …