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10 Brutal but Brilliant Hunter S Thompson Quotes

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Predominantly known as a journalist Hunter S Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) is considered to be the founder of the gonzo journalism movement where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become central figures of their stories. Read More

10 Truly Beautiful Toni Morrison Quotes

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Born Chloe Ardelia Wofford on February 18, 1931 she is better to known to us as Toni Morrison American novelist, editor, and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. The author of over a dozen novels, short stories, children’s fiction, no fiction books, and several plays she regularly appears in our polls and on our pages as a recommended writer.  Read More

Professor Discovers Lost Footage of Proust

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A Canadian Professor has discovered a short clip from a wedding that he claims is the only existing moving footage of French author Marcel Proust. Sadly the black and white footage isn’t literary, and doesn’t contain any sound. It’s the 1904 wedding cortege from the marriage of Elaine Greffulhe, daughter of Countess Gruffulhe, Proust’s close friend. Read More

Fundraiser Aims to Commission Writing from Travel Ban Countries

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Asymptote, an online award-winning magazine is campaigning against President Trump’s travel ban by fundraising to commission new work and new translations from the seven predominantly Muslim countries affected by the ban.

The magazine is trying to raise $30,000 for the project as part of April’s issue of the magazine, and with a week to go, there’s $17,000 left to raise to make the project happen. Read More

Virginia Woolf Romance to be Portrayed in New Movie Vita and Virginia

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The romance between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West is to be portrayed in a new movie about the author’s life and casting is announced for the two lead roles.

Vita and Virginia will look at the lesbian love affair between the two with casting announced this week. Eva Green of Miss Peculiar fame will play Virginia Woolf in the new movie, while Gemma Arterton will play Vita Sackville-West in the new movie. Read More

Dr Seuss, J. K Rowling, Fascism and the Arts

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I can remember when I was a child first learning about fascism through history with stories of World War II and the Nazi empire, learning about all the things that fascists tried to control. Many of the things on the list I could understand, disdain for human rights, rampant nationalism, obsession with national security but I never really understood why fascists hated the arts so much. Read More