I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet’s, the writer’s, duty is to write about these things.
—William Faulkner Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (Brain Pickings)
Like Precalculus and Newton’s laws, Shakespeare’s plays are among the most groaned-about high school topics, begetting the complaint: “When will I ever need to know about this in real life?” Turns out, pretty often.
Great read about Dame Dash at Details mag.
Reading a gripping novel causes biological changes in the brain which last for days as the mind is transported into the body of the protagonist
There are more than 22,000 homeless children in New York, the highest number since the Great Depression. This is one of their stories.
Ronald Frame writes a new story for the eccentric recluse from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.
Very much looking forward to this!