Jennifer Cusano

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The Most Fantastic Monsters From Art And Literature

The most fantastic monster in all of Western history just might be the demon in the center of Hell, from Hieronymus Bosch's triptych "The Garden of Earthly Delights," painted around the start of the sixteenth century. It has a human face with an inscrutable expression; its torso is a broken egg, …

Why You Shouldn't Believe Everything You've Heard About Anne Boleyn

"Incredibly vain, ambitious, unscrupulous, coarse, fierce, and relentless."<p>It's an instantly recognizable image of Anne Boleyn. The quote comes from Paul Friedman's 1884 biography. But fans of Philippa Gregory will find her reincarnated as the sister from hell of <i>The Other Boleyn Girl</i>. In David …

Could Poetry Start an Educational Revolution?

Dorothea Lasky is a force of nature. Not only has she published three full-length books and numerous chapbooks of magnificent poetry, she is also a fierce advocate for placing creativity at the core of childhood education. She is the co-editor of <i>Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About …

'The Lord Of The Rings' Versus 'Game Of Thrones': The Ultimate Showdown

J.R.R. Tolkien and G.R.R. Martin have the most initials of any two fantasy authors in history. They also have millions of devoted followers who swear that one of them is better than the other. I'm a fan of both of these great storytellers, but I believe that Middle-earth will be held up as an …

Can You Solve These 9 Riddles From Literature?

Riddles are rooted deeply in the Western literary tradition. <i>The Exeter Book</i>, the largest extant collection of Old English writing, contains punning, rhymes, and riddles in the form of kennings, or compound words serving as a metaphors for a single word ("whale-road" translates to "the sea.")<p>Some …

Wanderlust | Yoga & Music Festivals, Classes, Studios & Apparel

Wanderlust | Yoga & Music Festivals, Classes, Studios & Apparel

Wanderlust | Yoga & Music Festivals, Classes, Studios & Apparel

Wanderlust | Yoga & Music Festivals, Classes, Studios & Apparel

Wanderlust | Yoga & Music Festivals, Classes, Studios & Apparel

Wanderlust | Yoga & Music Festivals, Classes, Studios & Apparel

Wanderlust | Yoga & Music Festivals, Classes, Studios & Apparel

Wanderlust | Yoga & Music Festivals, Classes, Studios & Apparel

Wanderlust | Yoga & Music Festivals, Classes, Studios & Apparel

Wanderlust | Yoga & Music Festivals, Classes, Studios & Apparel

Wanderlust | Yoga & Music Festivals, Classes, Studios & Apparel

Wanderlust | Yoga & Music Festivals, Classes, Studios & Apparel

Tired of Being Stressed? Here's A Surprising Approach To Feeling Better

Some of us feel stressed because of the holidays – and some of us feel even more stressed being back at work. And everybody knows that stress is terrible for your health, right?<p>Wrong.<p>In this fascinating TED talk, health psychologist Kelly McGonigal shares some truly ground-breaking research. It …