Lindsay Stalone

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Goth at 40: The enduring appeal of bleakness and black lipstick

NEW YORK — The Cure has been drawing massive crowds during its North American tour, so it seems a good opportunity to talk to goths, whose love of all things bleak, and of unattractive lipstick shades, never cease to fascinate sunny American normals.<p>Outside Madison Square Garden, it’s easy to find …

Seeking submissions

Send your best flash fiction, your strangest stories, and your most haunting memoir to Fiction Attic Press!<p>SUBMIT HERE<p>or read on for more information…<p>…

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

Chess

Twenty Years, Twenty Lessons

Just starting out on your own running adventure? Here’s a little wisdom from someone who’s been there.<p>In 1995, entering the New York City Marathon cost $30. O.J. was acquitted. The world marveled over a shiny new storage format called the “digital versatile disc.” Bruce Willis died hard with a …

Motivation

The Secret to Intermittent Fasting for Women

<b></b><b>By Dr. Amy Shah, MD</b>Chances are if you are health and fitness savvy, you’ve heard of <b>intermittent fasting</b> and its benefits for fat loss and overall …

The Origin Of Geological Terms: Geology

<i>“…make them like me adorers of the good science of rock-breaking.” - Charles R. Darwin in a letter dated to 1838 to his friend and mentor Charles Lyell</i><p>Curiously enough the, first time the word “geology” was used in the modern sense was in the last will of Italian naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi …

11 scientific reasons you should be spending more time outside

With spring and beautiful weather finally here, we highly recommend spending some time outside.<p>Nature offers one of the most reliable boosts to your mental and physical well-being. Here are just a few potential benefits:

My writing day: Hilary Mantel

Some writers claim to extrude a book at an even rate like toothpaste from a tube, or to build a story like a wall, so many feet per day. They sit at their desk and knock off their word quota, then frisk into their leisured evening, preening themselves.<p>This is so alien to me that it might be another …

Books

Want to write a novel? First Novel Awards finalists say it's better with age

After she published her first book of short stories in 2003, the acclaimed collection <i>The Rule of Last Clear Chance</i>, Judith McCormack set out to write a novel.<p>Twelve years later, she published <i>Backspring</i>.<p>"It took me a long time because I was learning how to write a novel," says McCormack, 62, who is …

The Silence Revolution

<i>Image taken by, David Lynch Foundation</i><p>Recently I read a Huffington Post article about the "Quiet Revolution," a notion proposed by Susan Cain, author of the book <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.</i> In fact, Huffington Post has joined forces with this laudable …

Phoenician Religion

The Phoenician Religion, as in many other ancient cultures, was an inseparable part of everyday life. Gods such as Baal, Astarte, and Melqart had …

Sicily at the British Museum: epic blockbusters of the ancient world

Ancient Greek and other treasures in show reveal how public art told a story just as an action film does today<p>Confirmation that a severed head is a good match with an unidentified torso, and that a bent leg found on the Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire actually belongs to a different body, sounds …

No Paper Tiger, This 'Menagerie' Is Full Of Fierce Feeling

There is a righteous, deep-felt fury I sometimes experience when reading stupendously good work. <i>How dare you</i>, I shout at the author, dropping the book, pacing for a while, <i>how dare you make me feel so much.</i> I rant on Twitter. I joke about how the author must be stopped.<p>I have done all those things …

Books

I’ve Had a Cyberstalker Since I Was 12 | Backchannel

<b>Early one evening last March,</b> my best friend saw my name pop up in a text notification on her phone. The message, which appeared to come from my …

29 Amazing Literary Magazines You Need To Be Reading

And you thought your reading list was long already...

Charles Bukowski's guide to writing and life

<b>"I am a dangerous man when turned loose with a typewriter," said Charles Bukowski, the author of more than 40 books of poetry, prose and novels, including Ham on Rye and Post Office. Bukowski, who died on March 9, 1994, aged 73, used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life in</b> …

Burning Midnight Author Will McIntosh On Telling A Good Story

It’s no secret that I really love Will McIntosh’s books: I count <i>Soft Apocalypse</i> as one of my absolute favorite novels, and I was a big fan of …

'All The Birds' Overturns Sci-Fi And Fantasy, Gently

As a genre, science-fantasy is often as basic as it sounds: People with swords meet people with lasers. (In some cases, like <i>Star Wars</i>, the swords and lasers are even the same thing.) But there's so much more potential in the overlap between science fiction and fantasy, a fact that's not lost on …

How to Use Flow to Make You More Productive

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The average person has 70,000 thoughts each day, and if you don’t learn to organize them, they have the potential to wreak havoc on your productivity.<p>When you succumb to the flurry of thoughts running through your head, your …

Time Management

The Rebel Virgins and Desert Mothers Who Have Been Written Out of Christianity’s Early History

The rebels of early Christianity, like Melania, Paula, Susan and that guy Jerome. (All Illustrations: Matt Lubchansky)<p>I. From Silk Robes to Hairshirts<p>…

8 ways to work in an open office without losing your mind

We like to think being closer to our colleagues fosters collaboration, but mostly the nonstop chatter has people wishing they could get some peace and quiet.<p>As an introvert, I've had to develop several strategies over the years to fight for my productivity, not to mention my sanity.<p>May they bring …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2015

A year in which Kim Stanley Robinson took us beyond the stars in Aurora and David Mitchell embraced his inner geek in Slade House<p><b>Vote:</b> What was your favourite book of the year?• <b><br>Best of culture in 2015:</b> see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>As per that …

Science Fiction

Why Time Feels Like It’s Flying By (and How To Slow It Down)

Our parents warned us about it, but it’s hard to understand until you experience it first hand: as you get older, time seems to fly. It catches you …

Coloring, Creativity, and Why There’s Freedom in Limitation

Way, way back in the day, I used to work at a psychiatric facility. I really liked a lot about that job. Most of my patients were just normal men and …

25 Books Guaranteed to Make You a Better Writer

Everyone has a story to tell. And pretty much everyone (at least everyone of a certain variety) has dreamed about writing that story down and sharing …

Writing

Big Magic: Elizabeth Gilbert on Creative Courage and the Art of Living in a State of Uninterrupted Marvel

“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?”<p><i>“When you’re an artist,”</i> Amanda Palmer wrote in her magnificent manifesto for the creative life, <i>“nobody ever tells you or hits you with the magic wand of legitimacy. You have to hit your own head with your own</i> …

Found: The First Mechanical Gear in a Living Creature

U.K. scientists find the first biological gears on a jumping insect half the size of a fire ant.<p><b>With two diminutive legs locked into a leap-ready position</b>, the tiny jumper bends its body taut like an archer drawing a bow. At the top of its legs, a minuscule pair of gears engage—their strange, …

Diversity wins as the Sad Puppies lose at the Hugo awards

The drubbing received by the reactionary lobby’s preferred nominees shows that sci-fi’s future has to be a diverse one<p>Thank you Sad Puppies, you’ve done more for diversity in sci-fi than an army of social justice warriors.<p>For those arriving new to Hugogeddon 2015 I will briefly reprise the state of …