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An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery: France Prešeren

In the Western world, we have something of a love affair with the tortured artist. We, whether secretly or openly, desire our writers to be troubled, to be hopeless flawed human beings. 1,357 more words

Eastern Europe

Day 52: Alive

I was fortunate enough to get to go see a production of Macbeth today. Every time I see Shakespeare, I’m reminded more and more of how much I enjoy his writing and how much  143 more words

Year Of Creative Habits

Mother Courage

I just saw Seana McKenna tonight as Mother Courage aka Anna Fierling in Brecht’s play Mother Courage and Her Children, at the Tom Patterson Theatre until September 21st. 1,104 more words

Reviews

Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?

I think so, Brain … but if all the world’s a stage, where’s the audience?

Humor

Diary of a Crash and Burn: Remembrance of Writing Nightmares Past

What a weird writing day this has been.  I was all set to type up a blog post (one I’ve been planning for a while) about my philosophy of reading and the “Precious Seconds Rule”–the empowering guideline I formulated for myself at my lowest possible moment, the standard by which I’ve been judging so many pieces for Good Writing Breaks, the tenet that shapes my brand-spanking-new consciousness of what it means to be a reader… 1,254 more words

Writing

Ophelia

 Shakespeare’s Ophelia drawn by hand and edited in Paint.

Art

Ten Things To Say About Shrew

Shakespeare by the Sea’s second offering for their season is an all-female take on a play a lot of people understandably (though not necessarily correctly) call his most misogynist work: … 1,303 more words