Category Archives: Writing

Through Half-Deserted Streets

Montreal-based comic book artist and illustrator Julian Peters has created a terrific graphic version of T.S. Eliot’s classic poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”. Here’s a sample, but you can see the rest in its entirety on Peters’ … Continue reading

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Print is not extinct

TOMO Mags is a converted short bus that rolls around Houston (and sometimes Austin) Texas offering print periodical lovers the chance to purchase hard to find indie magazines and journals. The mobile magazine shop, which turns up at coffee shops, … Continue reading

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Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt

LeVar Burton, beloved host of the Reading Rainbow Public Television show and star of Star Trek: The Next Generation shares “11 of the most beautiful sentences in literature” in this little video below:

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Call Me Ishmael

I rarely endorse Kickstarter projects, but Call Me Ishmael is a worthy literary project that deserves attention. Honored by the National Book Foundation with the Innovations in Reading Prize, Call Me Ishmael has already surpassed its modest Kickstarter goal. Inspired … Continue reading

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Terms and Conditions

New York City-based artist and graphic novelist Robert Sikoryak has solved the dilemma that every iTunes user faces: how to slog through the deadly boring legal terms and conditions of use. He has created a comic book-style exploration of the … Continue reading

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Thought Crimes

The excellent TED-ED lesson below was written and narrated by Noah Tavlin. It offers a clear and succinct explanation of what the term “Orwellian” actually means. A helpful reminder to be discerning in our word choice, too.

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Lurk Late

With all of the hubbub and hullabaloo about the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art planning to open in Chicago, last week’s announcement finalizing the plans for the American Writers Museum got lost in the media fog. The good news … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Check Your Old Books

I have discovered all manner of ephemera in old books—everything from 19th century hotel bills to bawdy letters—but nothing as special as a rare map of Middle Earth. Blackwell’s Rare Books in Oxford, UK, where J.R.R. Tolkien once taught, has … Continue reading

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2001: A Blog Odyssey

While I was otherwise engaged, Travel Between The Pages somehow managed to publish 2000 posts. To be honest, I launched the blog five years ago on a whim with no long term plan, or goal for that matter. I did, … Continue reading

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Literary Atlas

New York City-based cartographer Andrew DeGraff creates extraordinarily detailed maps of literary classics. His just released book, Plotted: A Literary Atlas (Zest Books), features intricate maps that help readers better understand the complex plots of iconic books. The wonderful time-lapse … Continue reading

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