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From The Father Of American Literature To A Card Player By: Ay-pop Shakur

Under the pen name Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens wrote the books “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” He was a distinguished novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, an itinerant printer, a travel correspondent, a Mississippi River pilot, an inventor and a social and literary critic who ranks among the greatest figures of American literature. 508 more words

#14 Indie games — not a genre but... a lifestyle?

Indie games keep proving us that without a large budget or an aggressive advertising campaign you can still achieve success. Of course indie developers do not earn as much as moguls of the gaming industry, although they do manage to turn a profit. 1,297 more words



Well, it looks very well like this is certainly it: The end of summer is going to be coming soon in a few days. And with such a big moment as this one, I ask this: Does it really have to? 331 more words

Dream In Music

Essay - We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.

There are many people who might proclaim their greatness at feeling alive, of possessing a spirit which inspire a quiet rejoicing in living, although they may look upon themselves as lowly servants of others and of the natural earth. 651 more words


Displaced Memories, or the Architecture of Forgetting and Remembrance

“The time … is the time of humanity that has lost all continuity with humanity, of a humanity that no longer knows anything nor remembers anything, that lives in nameless cities with nameless streets or streets with names different from the ones they had yesterday, because a name means continuity with the past and people without a past are people without a name.” Kundera (1994: 157)

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Writer's Block

NEVER take up with a writer, I tell you they notice everything, including the hole at the bottom of your argyle sock, the inconsistency in your choice of cheeseburger, and that confession you made one drunken dawn in 2006. 484 more words

Writer's Block

"The American Founding: Of Radicals, Conservatives, and the Character of the 'Revolution'," By Bruce Frohnen

American conservatives must constantly confront the myth that our nation was founded on the basis of a radical ideology, creating the world’s “first new nation.” As with most myths, there is a smattering of truth to the view that the American Revolution was a full-fledged “revolution” in the sense of overturning the old order. 1,211 more words

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