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How to Read a Book: The Ultimate Guide by Mortimer Adler

In How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler teaches us the four levels of reading to become a more effective reader. Learning how to read is more than just picking up a book and starting to read. 1,426 more words


The Sentience of Things

“She believes this chair has feelings.” A friend delighted in introducing me this way, as she offered an empty chair as a place to sit. 383 more words


Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe

As a writer Poe is more about the macabre than about horror.  His skill is to paint brooding and ominous mental pictures replete with gloomy portent.  577 more words


My Unknown, Yet Apparently No Less Real, Life

Ordinary folks are starting to catch on to what scientists and mobsters have known for decades: the best way to solve a problem is to make it disappear. 806 more words


Before You Can Be With Others, First Learn to Be Alone, by Jennifer Stitt

In 1840, Edgar Allan Poe described the ‘mad energy’ of an ageing man who roved the streets of London from dusk till dawn. His excruciating despair could be temporarily relieved only by immersing himself in a tumultuous throng of city-dwellers. 1,121 more words


Editors speak to rejections - The Literary Whip, NEW! Podcast produced by Zoetic Press

The Literary Whip is a new podcast where editors of literary magazines speak to rejections–specifically, pieces that almost, but not quite, made the grade. They’ll also share where pieces worked, but more importantly, where they went wrong. 580 more words

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On July 16 the Disney cult-hit "Hocus Pocus" was released...

On July 16, 1993 the Disney horror-comedy film “Hocus Pocus” was released.

The movie tells the story of three sisters (The Sanderson Sisters) who are put to death in Salem, Massachusetts during the 1600s, and who are then accidentally raised from the dead 300 years later. 442 more words