The pen is mightier than the sword, but how does it compare against the iPad? For a while it seemed like a war with only
I know how to raise a strong woman because I am one. Raising a compassionate son who doesn't abuse his male privilege, who understands it, is the trickier prospect. Thankfully, I have a grown-up one of those in the house to help on this journey.
The cultured lens of Playboy created a new space for literary life ― one with no particular interest in welcoming female readers.
“I have seen on Twitter [...] people have a feeling at 9 a.m. quite strongly, and then by 11 have been shouted out of it,” the author said. “That part, I find really unfortunate.”
Of course, like a flood, eroded boundaries aren't always for the best. In addition to getting and giving recommendations, social media has allowed writers and readers to connect more easily than they ever could before. While this sounds great in theory--and actually is great in practice--it also blurs the distinction between reader and writer.
On the face of it, the attractions are obvious: large helpings of sex and violence, bolstered by a serpentine storyline said to be inspired by the War of the Roses - one of the bloodiest periods of English history.
To those who think reading isn't for the likes of us, I have this message. It is a key form of resistance and empowerment for individuals within disadvantaged communities. Not only does reading books enable us to better understand the societies around us, but it equips us with the ideas and tools to challenge the status quo.
Maybe — but more importantly, he was intellectually lazy.
This month, American bard Bob Dylan finally delivered his Nobel lecture, many months after he was awarded the Nobel Prize
And it all begins with the first stories we introduce our children to. The ones that open up the doors of possibility to what lies ahead and which stoke their imaginations. The inspiring, the educating and the delighting - as they learn to turn the pages one at a time.