Catching up with the Beats. <strong>Kerouac and Ginsberg</strong> are gone, but their writerly friends carry the torch. In their 80s and 90s, they haven&rsquo;t exactly mellowed with age

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Just a contemplative philosopher? <strong> Montaigne&rsquo;s life</strong> was full of misadventure: He fled mobs, was kidnapped by bandits, was exiled from the city where he was mayor

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<strong>Hemingway vs. Eastman</strong>. The literary &ldquo;battle of the ages&rdquo; involved evaluations of chest hair, a blow to the face (with a book, of course), slaps, and wrestling moves

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Embed from Getty Images While the United States does offer some of the best health care in the world, it also offers the most expensive care. What it does not offer is the sort of medical coverage
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Is it possible to convey one&rsquo;s moral vision to another generation? <strong>Henry Adams</strong>, who wrote a 500-page autobiography without mentioning his wife&rsquo;s suicide, was skeptical

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He fell into a vat of boiling water for scalding pigs; then he contracted polio. Does <strong>Harry Crews</strong>&rsquo;s childhood explain his affinity for the grotesque?

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E.M. Forster called him a &ldquo;mixture of insolence and nervousness.&rdquo; Hemingway said he had &ldquo;the eyes of an unsuccessful rapist.&rdquo; What made <strong>Wyndham Lewis </strong>so unlikable?

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How to write about theatre performances

It’s the theatre season in my town of Ashland, Oregon, and I’m keeping up with the play reviews and talking with reviewers about what makes a good review. Reviewing a play is different than
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Apologies: Your Best Guide on the Internet

Self-help book and works of popular psychology often instruct us in the art of apologising. Their advice is reflected, in turn, in much online discussion. Most commonly, we’re advised to give
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Yes, <strong>power corrupts</strong>. It also makes us stupid by undermining the same capacities we need to gain it in the first place

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