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2 Brilliantly Written Novels From Mexico Head Up A Wave Of Literary Talent

To judge from our media coverage, you'd think that Mexico isn't so much a country as a problem. But if you look beyond the endless talk of drug wars and The Wall, you discover that Mexico has a booming culture.<p>In recent years, there's been an explosion of literary talent — from the sly provocateur …

Books

10 Forgotten Fantastical Novels You Should Read Immediately – Page 2

<b>Masters of Atlantis, Charles Portis</b><p>“When I turned in my novel <i>The Digging Leviathan</i>, my editor called on the telephone with an understandable …

Vox recommends: 15 books to read this summer - Vox

1<p> <i> </i><p><i>Summer Crossing</i> by Truman Capote (fiction)<p>Truman Capote hated <i>Summer Crossing</i> so much that he shelved it without publishing it and later claimed he’d destroyed it. It was one of his first books, written when he was just out of his teens, and he felt that while it was well-executed it was also …

Study Up: If You're Not Reading Screenplays, You're Missing Out as a Screenwriter

As you probably know, the best way to master any creative craft is to study and learn from the best.<p>In the way Picasso’s early work owes a massive …

Filmmaking

Human paintings come to life in this photo series

“I feel real creativity and strength come when you connect multiple types of art,” explains Czech photographer, Eliška Kyselková, as she discusses her desire to connect the dots between fashion, painting, performance and photography. Fixated with movement, the self-employed artist uses the body to …

Art

11 Addictive Books You Can Tear Through in a Weekend

Short, sweet, and page-turning.<p><b>1. The Girls by Emma Cline</b><p>This mesmerizing novel follows impressionable teenager Evie Boyd as she falls in with a sketchy, cult-like group inspired by the Manson Family. Come for the salacious connections to real life, stay for Cline's haunting depiction of female …

Books

Researchers say nearly all books follow one of these six emotional arcs

Ever thought two books felt nearly identical? The déjà vu isn’t in your head.<p>Researchers from University of Vermont mapped the sentimental fluctuations of over 1,700 books. By tracing the emotional changes in the stories, they noticed an overall arc for each novel. They found that the emotional …

Romeo and Juliet

What Is an “Existential Crisis”?: An Animated Video Explains What the Expression Really Means

“Who am I?” many of us have wondered at some point in our lives, “What am I? Where am I?”… maybe even---while gazing in bewilderment at the pale blue …

Existentialism

Banned, burned, or simply life changing: what are the best dangerous books?

Authors including Patrick Ness, Melvin Burgess, Tanya Landman, Louise O’Neill, Bali Rai, Candy Gourlay, James Dawson and Leigh Bardugo share the books they probably weren’t meant to read that either rocked their world or rocked the world<p>• Plus what’s coming in our joint Amnesty International and …

Top 10 novels about deranged killers

From Norman Bates to Hannibal Lecter, murderous bogeymen exercise an enduring grip on readers’ imaginations. These are some of the best, and most frightening<p>Nearly six decades after its original publication, Robert Bloch’s novel Psycho remains the progenitor and touchstone of all the deranged …