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Denny Fouts - From Escort and Literary Muse to Gay Idol

On the 16th of December 1948, Louis Denham Fouts died in Rome of a heart attack at the young age of 35 after years of excess – drugs, cigarettes, alcohol and a wild and promiscuous lifestyle. 1,070 more words


'A Christmas Memory' by Truman Capote

A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote, 1956

The magic trick:

Presenting the bulk of the story as a self-enclosed world untouched by time before highlighting the heartbreakingly temporary nature of the rituals… 321 more words


My Year in Novellas

A novella is a fictional, prose narrative that is longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. Novellas are generally about 20,000 – 50,000 words. 455 more words


November Book Haul

Hey guys!

This post was long overdue. November was an insane month for books. So many discounts, promotions and flea markets… I lost control of myself. 447 more words

Elephant in the Room: Bradley Cooper Looms Large on Broadway Stage

One of the most interesting things in the new Broadway revival of The Elephant Man is the way Bradley Cooper plays the pathetically deformed John Merrick. 1,504 more words

Is the New Journalism old hat now?

When I first crossed the threshold of journalism college back in the 1980s, New Journalism was still relatively new. It began in the late 1960s and flourished into the 1970s. 598 more words

Books & Literature

Joan Didion - first lady of New Journalism - celebrates 80th birthday today. And is more alive than ever.

New Journalism is on its way back into newspapers, blogs and magazines. This 1960s trend was fueled by Joan Didion. Today is het 80th birthday and her work seems more alive than ever. 274 more words