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E.B. White on the Art of the Essay and Why Egotism Is Essential for the Essay Writer

The question of what makes a great essay is an inexhaustible source of fascination, and there is hardly a greater master virtuoso at it than <b>E.B. White</b> (July 11, 1899–October 1, 1985) — champion of literary style, defender of the writer’s responsibility, custodian of the free press, little-known <i>New</i> …

Annie Dillard on the Art of the Essay and the Different Responsibilities of Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Short Stories

<i>“Only a person who is congenitally self-centered has the effrontery and the stamina to write essays,”</i> E.B. White remarked in his reflection on the art of the essay. And yet there must be a reason why the essay is what we turn to when we set out to assess human potential, as in college applications, …

Season Four of ‘COPS: Skyrim’ Premieres on Nerdist

Bryan Basham of Adjacent LA has released the fourth season of <i>COPS: Skyrim</i>, a comical web series that brings together the <i>COPS</i> television show and the …

Lou Reed on Edgar Allan Poe and setting literary texts to music

This Spoon Cancels out the Tremors of Parkinson's Disease Patients So They Can Eat Normally

(Photo: Lift Labs)<p>Many people who suffer from Parkinson's Disease can't stop trembling, making eating difficult. This wonderful spoon invented by …

Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

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Space Bound

Frank Meisler ( above ) died in March 2018 at the age of 92. An internationally renowned architect and sculptor he enriched the world with...<p>On 2 …

The Man Who Was Afraid of Falling

Do not be uncomfortable if the first words that come to mind when Ethiopia is mentioned have negative connotations. If you live in the dev...<p>The …

The Astronomer’s Sun

You can only imagine the coughs and splutters from certain more traditional quarters when the idea for the Happy Rizzi House was first …

Japanese Schoolgirls Stage Fake ‘Dragon Ball’ Attacks in Photos

In a series of photos posted on Twitter, schoolgirls in Japan have been staging fake energy sphere attacks (known as the “Kamehameha“) made popular …