I'm hoping to get back into more or less regular blogging by highlighting some of my favorite reads, both on- and offline. When I was a teen, The Breakfast Club was a favorite among my set of friends. My girlfriends and I had a choice of dreamy bad boy or dreamy jock for crush material--no one thought … Continue reading Reading: Molly Ringwald Revisits “The Breakfast Club”
Here's a roundup of great writing found on the Internet in recent days... If you are squee-ing over the return of The X-Files like I am: The Nostalgic Science Fiction of The X-Files (Joshua Rothman @ The New Yorker) This Is the Hollowed-Out World that Outrage Culture Has Created (Ryan Holiday @ Observer) How to Raise a Creative Child. Step … Continue reading Great writing for weekend reading…
I've recently rediscovered Patricia Highsmith, and I read The Price of Salt, her only lesbian novel, this year. This essay about the novel and the new movie coming out based on it (Carol) helped inform my understanding of the book. How Patricia Highsmith turned her erotic obsession with two women into literary art. Source: The Love Story Behind “Carol” … Continue reading The Love Story Behind “Carol”
I remember when writing used to be something I did solely for fun, when I would write just to play around with words. I created collage poems out of words and pictures cut from magazines. I tried to make up my own acrostics and crosswords. I wrote stories as a form of play -- playing … Continue reading Is writing torture? Should it be?