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Girl, 24, Beats Harry Potter Sales in One week

Zoella: Zoe Sugg’s book Girl Online becomes fastest-selling debut novel ever ‘The first novel by YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg aka Zoella has become the biggest-selling debut ever. The novel, Girl Online, has become the fastest-selling book of 2014 after selling … Continue reading

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The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature

‘The question of what reading does for the human soul is an eternal one and its answer largely ineffable, but this hasn’t stopped minds big and small from tussling with it — we have Kafka’s exquisite letter to his childhood … Continue reading

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Subversion in Literature

While most women authors subvert about gender inequality, most male crime fiction authors subvert about political and economic corruption—done between the lines. ‘…Take the example of her story, Wild Pigeon, where the silent rebellion of the central character, Abida, against … Continue reading

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The Cruel Misinterpretation of Virginia Woolf’s Suicide Letter

Could anything be interpreted more maliciously? by Maria Popova ‘On April 27, a month after Woolf’s death, The Sunday Times ran the following self-righteous evisceration by a Mrs. Kathleen Hicks, wife of the Bishop of Lincoln: “Sir, — I read … Continue reading

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Senate Wants Law Shielding Corporate Journalists

Just another attempt to put damper on alternative media, bloggers, and citizen journalists ‘New York Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer said today the Senate has the votes to pass a bill that will protect corporate journalists from court issued demands to … Continue reading

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Is Google a Friend of Artists?

By Kurt Sutter ‘…As a guy with more than a few exes, I have to tell you, Marv, the most insidious ex is the one who hides the truth, steals your money, and lies to all your friends. That’s what … Continue reading

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Committing Writing Crimes

How a small slip of the pen could land us in jail with multiple charges A publisher offers you a gig job and asks you to probe and write about a new popular murder case. You discovered that you know … Continue reading

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