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The Case for Writing a Story Before Knowing How It Ends

Andre Dubus III, author of Dirty Love and The House of Sand and Fog, explains why the best work happens when you "back the fuck off."<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p><b>Andre Dubus III:</b> Years ago, I read a book called <i>Letters to a</i> …

Meet the 15 Fashion Bloggers You Should Be Following on Instagram

#StyleGoals.<p>If you can't keep track of the hordes of fashion bloggers out there, you're not alone. Some of the best multitaskers (often writers/photographers/creative directors/etc.) may still be off your radar, so we sorted out the chicest feeds on Instagram, below.<p>1. Margaret Zhang of Shine by …

The Death of the Ingénue

My high school’s theater department put on two <b>Shakespeare</b> plays a year, and when I was old enough to audition, I ran to the front of the line – not …

Book News: Literature Out Loud, Perfect Pages

The poet John Hollander has died, at age eighty-three.<p>“If I had not been a driven writer, I would have quietly given up when she first published a novel.” Katy Waldman on the rivalry between the authors and sisters A. S. Byatt and Margaret Drabble.<p>Matthew Rubery talks to Barbara Holdridge, the …

Shopping Break: What We're Buying From the New H&M E-Commerce Site

See ELLE Editors top picks from H&M's online shopping launch<p>Affordable pieces are now available from the comfort of your living room (or desk chair) with Swedish retailer H&M's venture into the online marketplace. See which pieces ELLE editors are warming up their credit cards for.

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10 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Mindy Project'

Photo: Getty Images<p>The walls of Dr. Mindy Lahiri's bedroom have come apart. The fashionable New York room, with its attached walk-in closet and luxurious bed, has been opened up. Massive lights hang from the ceiling, allowing Fox's <i>The Mindy Project</i> to shoot a scene there. The rest of the apartment, …

10 Classic Literature Terms That Are No Longer Used (For the Most Part)

Reading a book from the 18th or 19th century is kind of like reading a handwritten, entirely cursive note from your grandmother in that, unless you …

Passport photographs of celebrities - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/jul/29/passport-photographs-celebrities-in-pictures<p>720<p>As these passports of the stars reveal, …

Create a 3D model of your face, try on glasses using your iPad

Shopping for glasses is stressful. Glasses are one of the first things people notice about you. At least, that's what I usually tell myself when going through the process of purchasing new glasses.<p>Glasses.com is hoping it can make the process a lot less stressful by using its app and your iPad.<p>The …

Amazon and Overstock are locked in a price war to offer cheaper hardcover books

If you've been looking to order a dead-tree book on Amazon lately, you're in luck: the prices of many bestselling and fast-rising hardcover books have now been slashed by 50 or 65 percent of their retail list prices, and are cheaper than the Kindle ebook versions in many cases. The move, which was …

The First Pic of Teenage Carrie and Samantha Together on The Carrie Diaries Is So Spot-On, It's Eerie

OK: Whether you're a hard-core <i>Carrie Diaries</i> convert, an <i>SATC</i> literalist who can't get past the differences in the two shows, or an indifferent bystander, I think we can all agree: This first shot of Lindsey Gort as Samantha, strolling with AnnaSophia Robb's Carrie for an upcoming <i>Diaries</i> episode, is …

Backstage With Beyoncé's Main Dancing Queen

To the left, to the left...if you’ve watched a Beyoncé performance in the last seven years (and tried to memorize them for later go-to dance moves), …