Category Archives: Writing

Celebrate with Patience and Fortitude

The New York Public Library is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. An elite group of librarians from NYPL have created a list of 125 books from the last 125 years that inspire a lifelong love of reading. Even Patience … Continue reading

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Bookmark It

 

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Smiley’s People

I’m a huge fan of John le Carré and have read everything that he’s written. No matter how one may feel about his politics, he’s the undisputed master of the espionage novel. Artist Matt Taylor  has illustrated a quite number … Continue reading

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A slight change of Emphasis

 

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Five Oceans in a Teaspoon

Five Oceans in a Teaspoon is a collaboration between artist/writer Warren Lehrer and poet/investigative journalist Dennis J Bernstein (Paper Crown Press, 2019) that reunites the oral and pictorial traditions of storytelling with the printed page.  

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Is This The Prequel You’ve Been Waiting For?

Suzanne Collins, author of the blockbuster best-selling, major-motion-picture-adapted Hunger Games trilogy, has done what most writers of runaway best-selling, major-motion-picture-adapted book series eventually do, and has  gone and written a prequel. The prequel, titled The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, is … Continue reading

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Not Available in Paperback

The Louisiana State University Special Collections Library has recently announced an exciting new acquisition. This is a rare copy of Hartmann Schedel’s The Nuremberg Chronicle, printed in 1493 in Germany, in the city that gives the work its name. This incunabula represents one of … Continue reading

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Gandalf has a blog

Starting in 1999 with his casting as Gandalf and continuing through 2003, Ian McKellan wrote a blog called The Grey Book about his experiences starring in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. If you are a fan, you’ll find … Continue reading

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Dracula 2020

To hype the new version of  Bram Stoker’s Dracula on BBC and Netflix , the team at BBC Creative has  designed some impressive billboards. The ads, which are currently up in London and Birmingham, use a brilliant combination of stakes … Continue reading

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The Life You Can Save

In 2009, philosopher Peter Singer wrote the first edition of The Life You Can Save to demonstrate why we should care about and help those living in global extreme poverty, and how easy it is to improve and even save lives … Continue reading

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