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If You Love Rumi, These Middle Eastern Poets Are a Must Read

10 Must Read Women Writers From The Middle East

Widely acknowledged to be a pioneer in women’s writing in the Middle-East, Layla Baalbaki was one of the first writers to give women a voice in Arab …

15 Must-Read Books From the Middle-East

<i>The American Granddaughter</i>, Inaam Kachachi<p>Written by acclaimed Iraqi author Inaam Kachachi, <i>The American Granddaughter</i> eloquently depicts the …

Teaching William Zinsser to Write Poetry

In the spring of 2012, I got a call from William Zinsser, asking if I thought I could teach him to write poetry. “Yes,” I replied, confident not so much in myself as in him: if Zinsser, the beloved nonfiction guru, the author of “On Writing Well” and eighteen other books, couldn’t be taught to …

10 Great Science Books That Non-Scientists Can Read And Enjoy

The world's great thinkers and scientists have long written down what they learn - we can head all the way back to Newton to see that. Some write for …

Books

Five new science books you should read this month

Seeds, adventures, medicine, and more.<p>There’s a chill in the air, storms on the horizon, and shoots of green emerging from the still frigid soil. Must be March. As you await the emergence of spring, curl up with a blanket and one of these books and roll on into warmer weather with science on your …

Literature

March Writing Challenge: Making Conversation

Dialogue in writing can really enhance or detract from a story. Good dialogue keeps the story moving along, helps the reader understand the …

The male glance: how we fail to take women’s stories seriously

Male art is epic, universal, and profoundly meaningful. Women’s creations are domestic, emotional and trivial. How did we learn to misread stories so badly? By Lili Loofbourow<p>In spring 2013, HBO conducted a sly experiment on the “elite” TV-viewing public. It aired two new shows – both buddy dramas …

Feminism

The Hemingway Rule

<i>For Christ sake write and don’t worry about what the boys will say nor whether it will be a masterpiece nor what. I write one page of masterpiece to</i> …

Paris Review - Elena Poniatowska, The Art of Fiction No. 238

Interviewed by Stephen Kurtz<p>Issue 224, Spring 2018<p>At the typewriter, ca. 1956.<p>Elena Poniatowska is one of the few survivors of her generation of Mexican ­writers, which includes Carlos Fuentes, José Emilio Pacheco, and Carlos Monsiváis. In Mexico, she is most often called “Elenita”—­perhaps …

Literature

Pablo Neruda’s Poem, “The Me Bird,” Becomes a Short, Beautifully Animated Film

From 18bis, a Brazilian design & motion graphics studio, comes this: an animated interpretation of “The Me Bird," a poem by the Nobel Prize-winning …

Five libraries around the world that are open despite the odds

On World Book Day, a look at libraries from Egypt to Dominica that have remained open despite death threats, extreme weather and terrorism<p><b>The Vanished Library in Cairo, Egypt</b><p>A converted villa in an affluent district of south Cairo is home to the Bardo Clubhouse, a buzzing cultural hub with a …

Libraries

So You Want to Read Southern Gothic: Here’s Where to Start

Deep in the swampy backwaters of Kingdom Come, its richest resident, Thomas, shoulders the dual responsibilities of caring for his conjoined triplet …

Use These Prompts If You Need Help Journaling

Like any habit, journaling is easier said than done. I tried for years (all of the half-empty notebooks in my childhood bedroom can attest to this) …

How to Read Poetry

You probably found your way here after a fight with a poem. You gave it a valiant effort, but at the end, you found yourself buried under clauses and …

Literature

The 20 Best New Books to Read in March

March is the month that straddles the line between the depths of Winter and the reprieve of Spring, the time when every day requires a different type of wardrobe and it feels necessary to brave the elements to get up and go outside. It's also the month when some of the best books are consistently …

Books

11 Books That'll Help You Get Your Life in Order

Are you a procrastinator? Do you wish you could get on top of your inbox? Or is it your career that needs a helping hand? Whether you want to …

Lifehacks

21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors

A lot of people think they can write or paint or draw or sing or make movies or what-have-you, but having an artistic temperament doth not make one …

Helpful Tricks and Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills | Times Square Chronicles

Helpful Tricks and Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills<p>A talented writer is definitely a calling but this doesn’t mean that only a few people can …

“The Couch to 80k” Writing Boot Camp: Take a Free 8-Week Podcast Course to Start Writing Fiction, or Even Finish a Novel

We've all read fiction, but how to go about writing it? Nobody has the definitive answer, and there, in the multiplicity of possible approaches, …

These Sheet Pan Garlic Mushrooms Are Side Dish Goals

We often see mushrooms as a welcome addition to an already tasty side dish or protein on a menu, but we forget they are delicious all on their own. …

Cooking

10 Popular Cauliflower Recipes to Make Right Now

One of the coolest things about being an adult (I use that term loosely) is to see foods that used to take a backseat to other showstoppers finally …

Healthy Eating

5 Staple Vegetarian Meals I Make Even Though I Now Eat Meat

I've been thinking about my life a few years ago, when the worries were fewer and the tofu was plentiful. After eating at a slew of wonderful …

Cooking

Crustless Quiche Cups

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Crustless quiche cups<p>One 10-ounce package frozen chopped kale<br>• 2 large eggs<br>• 3 large egg whites<br>• 1/4 cup leek, chopped<br>• 1/4 cup sun-dried tomato, chopped<br>• 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped<p><b>Preparation</b><p>1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a six-cup muffin pan with paper liners and spray …

Food

banana oat weekday pancakes

In the bottom of a large bowl, mash bananas well with a fork. Stir in oats and salt. From here, for softer oats, you can microwave this mixture for …

Zucchini Muffins

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Coconut oil cooking spray<br>• 1 cup walnuts or pecans<br>• 2 cups blanched almond flour<br>• 1 teaspoon allspice, ground<br>• 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg<br>• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br>• 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda<br>• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt<br>• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract<br>• 2 large or 3 medium zucchini, grated<br>• 4 large eggs<br>• 1/3 cup …

Breakfast

Indian Spiced Cabbage Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Cabbage smothered in spiced, topped with fresh cilantro and paired with potatoes …

Vegetable Frittata

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 large eggs<br>• 4 large egg whites<br>• 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese<br>• 1 teaspoon ground turmeric<br>• 1/2 cup orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped<br>• 1/2 cup red onion, chopped<br>• 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced<br>• 1/2 teaspoon olive oil<br>• 2 cups spinach, washed and torn or chopped<br>• Sea salt and pepper, to taste<p><b>Preparation</b><p>1. …

Frittatas

This Is Exactly How a Nutritionist Uses Turmeric For Health, So You Can Do the Same

Ever since kale was revealed to be the most super of all leafy greens, health-savvy eaters have been keeping an eye out for the next big thing in nutritious eating. Avocados were the leader in the category for some time, but there's a new hero in the superfood sect that's been around for centuries …

Alternative Medicine