Ross Gale

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Portland's Unity Center opens ER for psychiatric services (Column)

The Unity Center for Behavioral Health, the region's first emergency room specifically for psychiatric services, is in some ways like a traditional …

Mental Health

Revealed: how US billionaire helped to back Brexit

Robert Mercer, who bankrolled Donald Trump, played key role with ‘sinister’ advice on using Facebook data<p>• In-depth: Mercer, Breitbart, Farage and the data war against mainstream media<p>The US billionaire who helped bankroll Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency played a key role in the campaign …

Donald Trump

Stephen King

Stephen King's office building sits on a particularly dreary dead-end road on the outskirts of Bangor, Maine, just down the street from a …

“People who see us from the outside think that our greatest struggle is the disability. It’s not. Our greatest struggle is that we’d fallen out of love with each other. I lost a lot of my independence when Tatiana was born. I fell into a depression. He was working a lot. We grew distant. I didn’t think I could ever love him again. Two years ago I prayed one night, and said: ‘God, you’ve done so much. Please grant me one more miracle and make me love him again.’ The first change came from me. He’s always been the easygoing one, so I had to change first. I started trusting more. I tried to be more forgiving and understanding. I started to cook for him and organize things around the house. And he started spending more time at home. We started enjoying each other’s company. We talked about things other than diseases. And we started going out together-- just like this. It was like I suddenly met a friend, who became my best friend, who became my love. And our life started over again.” (São Paulo, Brazil)

“She has autonomy. She has a strong will. But she can’t move. So in many ways her life is my life. It’s bigger than me, it controls me, and it makes me fight like never before. We spend so much time together that she’s a part of me. She knows how important she is to me. She had childhood cancer. Her heart failed three times. And I was by her side the entire time. I never realized that I could love someone as much as this. She could never hurt me. She could never hurt anyone. We always ask her: ‘Are you angry?’, ‘Are you mad?’ And she always says ‘no.’ She laughs when I laugh. And right now I’m trying not to cry. Because she'll cry if I cry.” (São Paulo, Brazil)

What Students Can Learn By Writing For Wikipedia

Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately. But for the world's largest crowdsourced encyclopedia, it's nothing new.<p>"Wikipedia has been dealing with fake news since it started 16 years ago," notes LiAnna Davis, deputy director of the Wiki Education Foundation.<p>To combat misinformation, …

Education

34 Books by Women of Color to Read This Year

<b>Searching for Unicorns in Publishers’ Catalogs</b><p>This list began with a mistake. I’d started collecting the titles of intriguing 2017 books: to read …

Literature

Against Readability

In 2008, Anheuser-Busch ran a series of perplexing ads extolling Bud Light’s “drinkability.” What could it mean to say that a beer is able to be …

Listening to Silence

I ARRIVED AT THE ADVANCED screening of Martin Scorsese’s new film, <i>Silence</i>, in the worst possible frame of mind. I was running late, and I was …

Faith

Grad Student Discovers A Lost Novel Written By Walt Whitman

<b>Updated at 4:10 p.m. ET</b><p>A literary treasure buried for more than a century has been unearthed by Zachary Turpin, a grad student at the University of Houston.<p>It's a work of short fiction: a 36,000-word novella published anonymously, in six parts, in a New York newspaper in 1852. The discursive nature …

Poetry

For the umpteenth time, the National Endowment for the Arts deserves its funding

The National Endowment of the Arts is under attack — again. The foes are the same tired cast of characters who have assaulted the agency for the last 30 years. Their arguments are the same threadbare notions that have been repeatedly rejected. They are mounting a partisan battle that will do the …

Government

Arts Groups Draft Battle Plans as Trump Funding Cuts Loom

A prominent Broadway producer pledged to make the case for the value of the arts directly to the Trump administration. The St. Louis Symphony drafted an email urging its board members to call their elected representatives. Midway through the Metropolitan Opera’s broadcast on Saturday afternoon, the …

Government

Trump list of programs to kill includes AmeriCorps, NEH and NEA

The Trump administration is circulating a list of programs to eliminate -- and it includes the Corporation for National and Community Service, the …

Education

Why So Many Young Doctors Work Such Awful Hours

Neither truck drivers nor bankers would put up with a system like the one that influences medical residents’ schedules.<p>The path to becoming a doctor is notoriously difficult. Following pre-med studies and four years of medical school, freshly minted M.D.s must spend anywhere from three to seven …

Health Care

Walt Whitman's lost novel The Life and Adventures of Jack Engle found

Described by Whitman scholar as a ‘a fun, rollicking, creative, twisty, bizarre little book’, the discovery has been made available free online<p>A “rollicking” anti-lawyer revenge fantasy by Walt Whitman, which challenges previously held ideas about the American poet’s transition from prose to …

Poetry

All I really need to say

In canceling Milo’s book contract, Simon & Schuster made a business decision the same way they made a business decision when they decided to publish …

Mall of America wants to sentence a writer to four days of capitalism hell

Come write for Mall of America, praising Mall of America, while on display at Mall of America<p>In the 1996 book <i>Zen</i> <i>i</i><i>n</i> <i>t</i><i>he Art</i> <i>o</i><i>f Writing</i>, science fiction author Ray Bradbury had some advice for would-be authors: “Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white-hot, on paper.” That’s …

Publishing

Can Poetry Keep You Young? Science Is Still Out, But The Heart Says Yes

Creating some form of art is commonly believed to help older people stay mentally and physically healthy. Scientific research hasn't quite caught up with that belief.<p>But that hasn't deterred the dozen or so older adults in Janet Hoult's poetry workshop. She refers to them all as "my poets." They …

Poetry

Side-by-side comparison of Wes Anderson films and their influences

A visual comparison of Wes Anderson's movies with some of the films that influenced him, including The 400 Blows, The Graduate, The French …

Filmmaking

Art House Blog - Then I See a Darkness

"Sadness" by Amy Marie Adams<p><i>Well, you know I have a love, a love for everyone I know.</i> <i><br>And you know I have a drive to live. I won</i>’<i>t let go.</i> <i><br>But can you</i> …

Mental Health

Everything You Wanted to Know about Book Sales (But Were Afraid to Ask)

An In-Depth Look at What/How/Why Books SellContinue reading on Electric Literature »

Publishing

How US history is taught around the world

The pervasiveness of American culture means that people around the world are constantly confronted with U.S. exports, whether through global …

Looking Past Words: Twitter Movement Helps People Notice Typefaces

On Saturdays, Jim Stokes searches for typefaces.<p>And on the floors of parking lots, the displays in antique stores and the dust jackets of his modest 4,000 book science-fiction collection, he finds them.<p>Then, he waits until Sunday to post them on Twitter.<p>Stokes, 60, participates in the weekly …

Typography

She Escaped to Become Original

The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography<p>by Edmund Gordon<p>Oxford University Press, 525 pp., $34.95<p>The relationship between a biographer and his or …

Literature

Magical thinking still haunts all our thoughts – Andrew Crumey

Would you say that astrology is very scientific, sort of scientific, or not at all scientific? The question was asked in a survey in the United …

Physics

For A Student Of Theology, Poetry Reverberates

April is National Poetry Month, and NPR is celebrating by asking young poets what poetry means to them. This week, <i>Weekend Edition</i> speaks with Nate Klug, whose poems have appeared in <i>Poetry</i>, <i>Threepenny Review</i> and other journals. Klug is also a master of divinity candidate at the Yale Divinity School …

Dear anti-Trump protesters: don’t forget those of us with disabilities

We’re angry at Trump. Here’s how to make a truly inclusive movement.<p>Between 3 million and 5 million people took to the streets as part of the Women's March the day after Donald Trump's inauguration. And on January 28 and 29, thousands of people descended on airports throughout the nation to protest …

Disability

The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

http://download.ted.com/talks/ChimamandaAdichie_2009G-64k.mp4Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda …

Storytelling

Scandalized Reading

Sign Up Today<p>You don’t have to miss anything. We send out weekly notifications when we publish a new issue. We like you—so we won’t sell your info to …

Literature

Former D.C. schools chief takes on DeVos: ‘Sorry lady … this is so amateur and unprofessional’

Kaya Henderson, the former chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools, is none too happy with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s comments about teachers at a D.C. public school she recently visited.<p>DeVos, confirmed by the Senate on Feb. 7 only after Vice President Pence broke the first-ever …

Education