How To Read A Book

In 1940 an American Philosopher Mortimer Adler Wrote the first version of a book that will later be called “the classic guide to intelligent reading”. Thirty-two years later Adler heavily edited the work alongside an American academic and TV show host turned game show scandal subject Charles Van Doren. This version of the book “How… Continue reading How To Read A Book

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Writing Prompt: The Final Five

As with all the themes I plan on suggesting, The Final Five can be interpreted a myriad of ways. I am encouraging maximum participation with this prompt. Short stories, poetry, lyrics, songs, non-fiction, etc. are all accepted here in writing prompts. Come show me what you've got.

Surprise and Update (Meta Post)

I've been working on this pretty quietly for a while now (unless you've seen me on twitter), and it's finally time to announce my latest project. I am the co-creator of a new LitMag called Beautiful Losers Magazine and we are going live this Friday (May 20th) at 12PM EST. We will be rolling out… Continue reading Surprise and Update (Meta Post)

The Shoes I Travel In

 A few years ago I wrote a short story titled “The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune.” I scribbled it down in a hurry but let it fade, tucked away into a drawer. It was the first time I tried to channel my depression and the protagonist was so modeled after me that he should… Continue reading The Shoes I Travel In

Guest Post: Alan Siebuhr, “An Antidote to Toxic Masculinity”

Alan Siebuhr is an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. When he’s not balding early due to frustration and stress, he usually posts pictures of his cat, tweets the occasional snark at @amsiebuhr, and drinks coffee and milk in abundance. I pinned him to a set of lockers. I couldn’t ignore him. There was… Continue reading Guest Post: Alan Siebuhr, “An Antidote to Toxic Masculinity”