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Mayat tersalah serah kepada keluarga lain

Polis mengesahkan mayat seorang lelaki yang sebelum ini diserah kepada keluarga lain oleh Jabatan Perubatan Forensik Hospital Pulau Pinang (HPP) …

William Trevor explored the fictional possibilities of every type of person but himself

If you have been devotedly reading William Trevor over the past several decades, there's a good chance you never learned much about William Trevor. This is because Trevor, like many great writers, explored the fictional possibilities of almost every type of person but himself. In 11 short-story …

15 writing tips from great 20th-century authors

Although bloggers and novelists have different roles, we've gathered some favorite writing tips from outstanding authors of the 20th century.<p>Their …

"Whistled Languages" Reveal How the Brain Processes Information

One spring morning Panagiotıs Kefalas was in the tavern he owned in the tiny Greek village of Antia when he received a call from his friend Kyria …

Me And My Father's Suicide: The Importance Of Sharing How You Feel

At the age of 10, I lost my father to suicide. Prior to this, I had watched him become increasingly distant and unresponsive to any form of love or …

Does Writer's Block Exist?

At Pacific Standard, Ted Scheinman talks to his favorite writers about how they deal with writer’s block. Some step away from their work and return …

Human Stories, Boldly Told

Story by Tyler Wetherall | April 2, 2018<p>I didn't think twice about the fact that we moved a lot, or that Dad always traveled separately. Then one day …

Paris Review - Vivian Gornick, The Art of Memoir No. 2

Interviewed by Elaine Blair<p>Issue 211, Winter 2014<p>Vivian Gornick photographed in New York City, in 2001, by Jill Krementz; all rights reserved.<p>Vivian Gornick has written about herself in friendship, in marriage, as a daughter, as a woman living alone in New York, as a writer who has difficulty with …

Literature

The Binge Breaker

Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He’s determined to make it stop.<p>On a recent evening in San Francisco, Tristan Harris, a former product philosopher at Google, took a name tag from a man in pajamas called “Honey Bear” and wrote down his pseudonym for the night: …

How To Be Alone: Musicians Confront Solitude

In his formal, disarmingly humble way, Sufjan Stevens accomplishes something remarkable in the first notes of his new album, <i>Carrie & Lowell</i>. After a Bach-like interlude plucked on a ukulele, Stevens opens this confessional meditation on mourning and reconciliation with a characteristic whisper. …

Literature

What Did Nietzsche Really Mean When He Wrote “God is Dead”?

The quote inspired an anxious 1966 <i>Time</i> magazine cover, and a preachy 2016 movie franchise that works hard to inoculate the faithful against atheism’s …

Friedrich Nietzsche

'Virgin and Other Stories' Is a Brilliant Book About Sex and God in the South

We caught up with debut author April Ayers Lawson to talk about her beautifully disturbing new collection of stories.<p>I first met April Ayers Lawson in 2012. She was kind enough to write me about a story of mine that she had liked. This was especially flattering, considering that her own story, …

Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence

“The body’s judgment is as good as the mind’s, and the body shrinks from annihilation. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”<p><i>“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance,”</i> Alan Watts wrote in …

Nobel Prize

Venezuela, a Failing State

Once the richest country in South America, it now has the world’s highest inflation rate and is plagued by hunger and violent crime. How did this happen?<p>The medical student told me to use his name. He said he didn’t care. “Maduro is a donkey,” he said. “An asshole.” He meant Nicolás Maduro, the …

Paris Review - May Sarton, The Art of Poetry No. 32

Interviewed by Karen Saum<p>Issue 89, Fall 1983<p>The author of a remarkably varied body of work, May Sarton lives by herself in York, Maine, in a former “summer cottage,” quite isolated, at the end of a long dirt road. The road curves through a well-kept wood ending at “The House by the Sea” (the title …

Literature

My Dinner With Rasputin | New York Review of Books | May. 3, 2016 | 42 Minutes (10,692 words)

Writing in 1924, Teffi, a Russian writer in exile known for her wit, recalls a series of humorous (but increasingly ominous) encounters with the …

Dinner

Paris Review - Truman Capote, The Art of Fiction No. 17

Interviewed by Pati Hill<p>Issue 16, Spring-Summer 1957<p>Sketch by Rosalie Seidler, 1957.<p>Truman Capote lives in a big yellow house in Brooklyn Heights, which he has recently restored with the taste and elegance that is generally characteristic of his undertakings. As I entered he was head and shoulders …

Literature

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

<i>Below, our favorite stories of the week.</i><p><i>Dave McKenna | Deadspin | Oct. 28, 2016 | 37 minutes (9,445 words)</i><p>A heartbreaking story on alcoholism and a …

Paris Review - Chris Ware, The Art of Comics No. 2

Interviewed by Jeet Heer<p>Issue 210, Fall 2014<p>Self-portrait by Chris Ware<p>When you first approach Chris Ware’s house in Oak Park, Illinois, on the western edge of Chicago, it seems like the essence of tree-lined Midwestern normality. Inside, though, it’s a mini-­museum, or perhaps a curiosity shop. …

Literature

Paris Review - Gabriel García Márquez, The Art of Fiction No. 69

Interviewed by Peter H. Stone<p>Issue 82, Winter 1981<p>Gabriel García Márquez was interviewed in his studio/office located just behind his house in San Angel Inn, an old and lovely section, full of the spectacularly colorful flowers of Mexico City. The studio is a short walk from the main house. A low …

Literature

Cartoonist Hergé beyond Tintin

Submit your work<p>Send us your latest projects, which we will review and consider to be featured on our website or in the print magazine.<p>Receive our …

Paris Review - Woody Allen, The Art of Humor No. 1

Interviewed by Michiko Kakutani<p>Issue 136, Fall 1995<p>Woody Allen, ca. 1969. <i>Take the Money and Run</i><p>As New Yorkers know, Woody Allen is one of its more ubiquitous citizens—at courtside in Madison Square Garden watching the Knicks, at Michael’s Pub on Monday evenings playing the clarinet, on occasion at …

Literature

A Master List of 1,000 Free Courses From Top Universities: 30,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

We reached a little milestone this week. Our big list of <b>Free Online Courses</b> now features 1,000 courses from top universities. Let's quickly break …

A book lover’s guide to Brazil

Authors from Brazil have synthesised diverse influences to help forge a national identity. Jane Ciabattari picks the best reads from the World Cup host country.<p>Contemporary Brazil is a global economic powerhouse strong on technology and growing in cultural influence. The fifth largest country on …

Books

Front-row seats: Courtroom art

A new collection of works by five of America's best-known courtroom artists showcases a unique art form. Peter Bowes takes a closer look.<p>During an era when cameras were largely banished from the courtroom, Elizabeth Williams and her fellow illustrators had front row seats at some of the most …

Crime

Beyond the World Cup stadiums, architecture in Brazil returns to glory

Over the last seven years, Brazil undertook a countrywide mega-construction project that sparked discontent among the population and led many of the country's widely admired architects to wrinkle their noses in disgust.<p>The 12 stadiums, built or renovated for about $3.6 billion for the …

Brazil

The Railway Man

• <b>Author:</b> Eric Lomax<p>During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio.<p>Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships, Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of his wife, …