Naima Major Berry

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Zakes Mda: I feel like a dancing monkey at European literary festivals

A leading South African author has said he boycotts literary festivals in Europe because he is made to feel like “a dancing monkey” in front of white audiences.<p>Zakes Mda, an award-winning novelist and playwright, was lending support to fellow black author Thando Mgqolozana, who said he believed …

America's War on Black Girls: Why McKinney Police Violence Isn’t About 'One Bad Apple'

In just over two months, we will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a natural disaster that ravaged communities along the Gulf …

Justice

Neymar, Brazilian soccer star, shows off amazing trick shot

No, he hasn't used this move in a game, mainly because it probably isn't allowed, but that doesn't take away from the trick shot Neymar recently …

Soccer

No men allowed: publisher accepts novelist's 'year of women' challenge

Small press And Other Stories will produce no books by men in 2018 in answer to Kamila Shamsie’s call for direct action to beat gender bias in publishing<p>Small press And Other Stories has answered author Kamila Shamsie’s provocative call for a year of publishing women to redress “gender bias” in the …

30 Books You Need To Read Before You Turn 30

Some books are best read at a certain age. Even the novels and memoirs you might consider timeless -- Toni Morrison's <i>The Bluest Eye</i> or Joan Didion's <i>The Year of Magical Thinking</i> -- can serve a special purpose if consumed during a particular phase in your life. That particular phase is, of course, …

New study describes cancer’s cheating ways

Cancer cells share certain traits with anti-social members of human society. They shirk community responsibilities and engage in behavior aimed at …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Blooming Twig

Ghostwriting & Publishing Services<p>At Blooming Twig, we employ a strategic and results-based approach to book shepherding, manuscript development, and …

Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to STEM Education?

In the short story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” author Ursula Le Guin describes a utopian city that has everything people want or need — …

Basic instinct: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes from Bethlehem

Photograph: Johanna Parkin for the Guardian. Food styling: Claire Ptak<p>Yotam Ottolenghi’s sweet spiced chicken stew with maftoul: ‘Maftoul is super-sized Palestinian …

Mark Zuckerberg’s next big read is this Islamic history book

Facebook’s (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg has committed to reading an important book every two weeks as part of his 2015 New Year’s resolutions, and up …

How to Be Both Wins the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post/Getty Images<p>Brian Harkin—MCT/Getty Images<p>Lucas Jackson—Reuters/Corbis<p>Ulf Andersen—Getty Images<p>Tina Fineberg—AP<p>Haraz …

Books

Writing Contests: A Cautionary Tale

When I started the Warren Adler Short Story Contest in 2006 I had rather lofty ideas about integrity and fidelity to the goal of resurrecting the popularity of the short story which was in decline. I appointed qualified people, meaning people who were either authors themselves or teachers of …

Summer reading guide: The 136 books you'll want to read

Another summer, another chance to draw up the perfect reading list to see you through those languid, sun-drenched days. Whether you’re stretched out by the pool or nestled in a coffee shop, clutching a hardcover, paperback or e-book, we’ve got more than enough titles to keep you reading through …

Finders Keepers by Stephen King – writers, beware your fans

A psychopath’s literary obsession spells bad news for his favourite author – and for the teenager who discovers his unpublished works<p>Writers are obsessed with other writers. So many of the greats have, somewhere in their oeuvre, at least one novel in which an author is either writing a book, or is …

Top 5 Dishes From Harlem EatUp! 2015

Harlem's Morningside Park--during the Weekend of May 16 & 17--was a popular destination: delectable tasting ground for Uptown's finest residents, socialites, restauranteurs, and tourists for the inaugural Harlem EatUp! festival!<p>As an unofficial Harlemite, I trucked it north from my digs in Brooklyn …

10 Innovative Writers Who Are Shaking Up The Book World

It’s common for a writer to be hailed as revolutionary by a contemporary, a publisher, a reviewer or a peer -- so common, in fact, that it’s tough to distinguish new gems from old tropes. And while “new” shouldn’t be the standard when judging whether a book is valuable or exciting, it’s worth …

Sustainable Home Goods from the Deep South

All struggling hometowns need a Natalie Chanin. For more than a decade, we’ve watched with interest as the former NYC-based stylist returned to her …

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Astronaut Includes His Dogs in Official NASA Portrait

Who knew a NASA portrait could be so doggone cute?<p>The space program’s traditional pose was temporarily upstaged when astronaut Leland Melvin turned …

A brief survey of the short story: David Foster Wallace

For all its elaborate formal tricks, Wallace’s work is marked by a deep desire for authentic connection, to his subjects and to his readers<p>David Foster Wallace was a maximalist. His masterpiece, Infinite Jest, is a 1,000-page, polyphonic epic about addiction and obsession in millennial America. His …

David Foster Wallace

How important is Milan Kundera today?

On the first page of Milan Kundera’s new novel published in France last year when its author was 85 a man is walking down a Parisian street in June, just as “the morning sun was emerging from the clouds”. His name is Alain. We don’t know his age, or what he looks like, but we know that he is an …

Apex: final Nexus book merges the drug war with transhumanism

Science fiction is always allegorical, but at it's best, it works as both allegory <i>and</i> plausible futurism, and that's the sweet spot bioscientist …

Singularity

2015 PEN Literary Award Winners - PEN America

• Home<br>• 2015 PEN Literary Award Winners<p><b>BOOK AWARDS</b><p><b>PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction ($25,000):</b> To an author whose debut work—a first novel or …

Writing Should Be a Continued Exploration

Mark Z. Danielewski discusses how the interplay of words and images can open up new ways of perceiving both literature and the world.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jonathan Franzen, Amy</b> …

Travels with locals: 10 great public transport rides

The ferry to the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada<p>Head up on deck for the 40-minute crossing from the pretty cove of West Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay to Langdale on British Columbia’s (BC) Sunshine Coast, so you can appreciate the views, the wildlife and your fellow travellers. The Sunshine …

William Zinsser, author of 'On Writing Well,' dies at 92

NEW YORK (AP) — William Zinsser, the much-consulted teacher, author, journalist and essayist whose million-selling book "On Writing Well" championed …