Category Archives: Writing

Take A Stand

Today is the birthday anniversary of African American sociologist, historian, writer, educator, poet, scholar, and civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois. Born February 23, 1868, Du Bois was the first black man to earn a doctorate degree from Harvard University … Continue reading

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To My Book

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Center for Fiction

Awhile ago I shared a story about the imminent big move for New York City’s historic Center for Fiction from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Well, it has finally happened and the new site’s grand opening is on Tuesday February 19th. The … Continue reading

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Everyone Loves A Trickster

I recently spotted a fantastic new edition of Neil Gaiman’s madcap fantasy novel Anansi Boys issued by the folks at the Folio Society press. This exciting version is packed with dynamic illustrations by the American artist Francis Vallejo (see video below) and … Continue reading

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Poetry Racket

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Writer’s Block

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Space Invaders

Science fiction satire isn’t a new phenomena. The War of the Wenuses by Charles L. Graves and Edward V. Lucas is a parody of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds published in 1898. The story chronicles an invasion by gorgeous Venusian women who … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom

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They stand like giants immersed in time

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The Medium is the Message

Book Guns is a powerful series of book sculptures created by New York City-based artist Robert The. “Obsession with the semiotic erosion of meaning and reality led me to create objects that evangelize their own relevance by a direct fusion of … Continue reading

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