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Video: The Power of Empathy -- a quick animated clip that can make you a better person

This animated clip features Dr. Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, providing some quick insights into the difference between sympathy and empathy, and explaining why empathy is much more meaningful.

Opinion Leaders

Jose Padua: American Sadness

Of all the sadness in the world
there is nothing that can compare
with American sadness. When
America is sad the whole world
weeps. Whenever one American… 285 more words


Audio: Flannery O'Connor reads "A Good Man is Hard to Find" (rare recording)

Mary Flannery O’Connor (March 25, 1925 – August 3, 1964) was an American writer and essayist. Author of two novels and 32 short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries, she lived most of her life in Georgia, and she wrote in a style that is sometimes called “Southern Gothic” relying heavily on regional settings and grotesque characters. 44 more words

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Audio: Woody Allen tells a joke about the Lost Generation (rare recording -- 1965)

Riffing on The Lost Generation, Woody Allen imagines himself back in time, carousing with Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Picasso, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and famed Spanish bullfighter Manolete. 52 more words

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The Life and Death of Bayou Billy

The Life and Death of Bayou Billy

This book will make you laugh out loud. I loved it. There are more than a few colorful words in the book but they will just make you laugh harder.   247 more words

Literature & Fiction

Video: Donald Trump explains "Citizen Kane"

In this short video by Errol Morris, Donald Trump discusses his thoughts on the classic film Citizen Kane. As you might guess, his remarks say more about Trump than about the film.

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My review of Shizzle, Inc by Ana Spoke


This book is a view into the burlesque life of Isa Maxwell, which involves her parents, her sister and her husband, and her best friend. 227 more words

Book Reviews