weworkhere: This week we launched our first kickstarter campaign! We’re raising funds in support of our project Mississippi Megalops, an all-night boat adventure happening June 4th-5th as part of Northern Spark. If you’re in the Twin Cities, you’ll want to mark that date on your calendar and rest up, because there will be a lot to do and see all over town. If you’re not in the Twin Cities,...
The U.S. has not just misplaced its priorities. When the most powerful country...– Bob Herbert’s final column for The New York Times. (via thedeadline)
The greatest features, articles and essays of all...
tetw: Tetw would like to know your opinion. What do you think are the best pieces of journalism and article length narrative non-fiction ever written? To nominate an article either reblog this post, adding the title and author in your comments, post your selection to Twitter and tag it #ClassicReads, or submit your suggestion here. Once the results are in we will publish a list of the top...
I don’t understand people who want to be writers who don’t read very much. I...– New Yorker editor David Remnick (via gillianmae/doree/emilyqualey)
A brief survey of the short story: James Joyce →
Joyce called these stories [in Dubliners] “epiclets”. He wrote them in Dublin, Zurich, Pola, Rome and Trieste between 1903 and 1907, but publishers’ concerns about their content meant Dubliners didn’t appear until 1914. Discussing the stories in letters, Joyce wrote that “My intention was to write a chapter of the moral history of my country and I chose Dublin...
They say the monkey scratches its fleas with the key that opens its cage. That...– Charles Simic, The New American Pessimism (via nybooks)
Robert Reich: The Principles of the People's Party →
robertreich: It’s emerging from the heartland – from Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, and Iowa — and it is spreading across the nation. It doesn’t have a formal organization or Washington lobbyists beyond it, but it’s gaining strength nonetheless. Like the Tea Party did with Republicans in 2010, the People’s Party will pressure Democrats in primaries and general elections leading up to...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-3-6) →
Selected Shorts (31) The New Yorker (11) guardian.co.uk (9) Hauschka (9) Billy Joe Shaver (8) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Bausch on Dialogue
242: How do you communicate feelings through dialog? Tips or Tricks? Richard Bausch: Keep everything in context, and try to have each line doing more than one thing—not just giving exposition but also revealing character and history, etc. Look at the scene in COOL HAND LUKE between Paul Newman, (Luke) and Luke’s mother, Arletta (Jo Van Fleet). Look what you learn about the two people in…that...
Reading the Short Story →