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Beyond Oryx and Crake: 5 Margaret Atwood Tales Ripe for Film

Margaret Atwood remains one of the defining authorial voices of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, but filmmakers have given her …

Thanksgiving in the Dust Bowl

A new understanding of bravery and independence<p>Through the 1930s, a woman named Caroline Henderson wrote a popular series of articles for <i>The Atlantic Monthly</i> called "Letters from the Dust Bowl." She had grown up in Iowa, gone to college at Mount Holyoke, moved to the far western part of the …

'Voice' Isn't the Point of Writing

Whether crafting fiction or how-to manuals, self-expression is a negotiation.<p>Find your own voice. That's what teachers told me in creative-writing classes when I was in college 20 years ago—it's what the <i>Guardian</i> trumpeted as the goal of creative writing courses just this month. It's what old …

How Much Does Your Name Matter? A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast - Freakonomics

This week’s podcast is a rebroadcast of our episode called “How Much Does Your Name Matter?” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, …

After These 39 Chicken Thighs Recipes, You Can't Turn Back

Using chicken thighs, the most flavorful parts of the chicken, these recipes will have you cooking soups and skewers to tacos and paella.<p><b>We'll admit it: Chicken thighs trump chicken breasts any day of the week</b>. Not only are they more succulent than white meat, chicken thighs even stand up to …

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24 Children's Books to Help Little Ones Count Down the Days to Christmas

For little ones eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus, the days of December are measured as a countdown to the magic of Christmas morning. What better way to let the excitement build than to read a special holiday story every night? Funny, sweet, beautiful, and classic--here are 24 books to …

How Did Shakespeare's Plays Sound in Their Original Dialect?

Despite all the emphasis on the musicality of William Shakespeare's writing, it's easy to forget that we're hearing something totally different than …

The e.e. cummings Poem That Turned a Surly Teenager Into a Grown-Up Author

Alexander Maksik recalls how reading about torture and rebellion in "i sing of Olaf glad and big" in high school made him want to turn his apathy into contempt for apathy.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p>Doug McLean<p>If terrible …

The Atlantic

The author R. O. Kwon reflects on the relationship of rhythm to writing and how she stopped obsessing over the first 20 pages of her new novel, <i>The Incendiaries.</i><p>Joe Fassler<br>• Jul 24, 2018<p>The National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee on how the story of Joseph, and the idea that goodness can come from …

Philip Roth

Joyce Carol Oates Writing Advice: 10 Tips Tweeted By Author

Joyce Carol Oates is one of our favorite writers and writing personalities. A prolific tweeter, the 75 year old today put out 10 pieces of great advice for writing on her Twitter account. Check them out below, and let us know what you think in the comments!

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

If your idea of the perfect summer romance is finding a great new read to fall in love with, you've come to the right place. Here are the season's …

Shakespeare's plays to be retold by novelists

Hogarth, part of Random House publishers, has announced an ambitious international project to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.<p>Hogarth, the Random House transatlantic fiction imprint, has today announced an international project that aims to bring Shakespeare to a wider …

The First 10 Works of Fiction You Should Read If You’ve Never Read a Book Before

Recently, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver told reporters that — while he has written more than 20 cookbooks — he had never read a whole book until …

Books

Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell – review

When F Scott Fitzgerald died in 1940, he was, in the words of his biographer Matthew J Bruccoli, "an unemployed screenwriter", whose fiction was …

The Ultimate Party Drink: Rosemary-Berry Punch

How to make punch... with antioxidant-packed berries<p><b>How to make it:</b> Drop 5 blackberries and 1/2 sprig rosemary into each of six rocks glasses; muddle. Add ice, if desired, then fill each glass with 4 ounces merlot; stir. Top with a splash of Chambord or other raspberry liqueur and garnish with …

Smart Snacks for Kids

Extra vitamins, just the right amount of calories, and easy to make—these munchies are absolutely perfect for little kids and busy moms.<p>This super snack planner—with six recipes to prepare ahead and six you can whip up in minutes—will stack the chips in favor of your kid's health.<p><b>Breadstick …

Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I’m not much for celebrating national food holidays. It seems like everyday there’s <i>sooooomething</i>.<p>We could get tipsy on National Mulled Wine Day… …