“a fascinating book about Whitman, his poetry, and the ways queer life has evolved in America over the last three centuries . . .”
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This is a book review of The Bad Side of Books: Selected Essays of D. H. Lawrence, edited and with an introduction by Geoff Dyer.
The famed Bauhaus school of art and design in Germany was founded in 1919 by pioneering architect Walter Gropius in Weimar.
Paul Gauguin (1838–1903) is a compelling figure, both as an artist and man.
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Arguably the world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji was written by a Japanese noblewoman known as Murasaki Shikibu around the year 1,000 CE.
Summer Brennan takes on much more than just the high heel.
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“It is surprising what Mailer can accomplish when he stops posing and simply writes.”
“miraculously, out these broken lives and troubled minds emerged the glory and beauty that is the science fiction genre.”
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The trope of the murdered “dead girl” serves as a catalyst for many popular crime narratives, from bestselling thrillers to limited TV series to true crime podcasts.
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In the fall of 1948 Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary traveled to Europe, staying in Venice for a few months.
As Queen Elizabeth I’s 50-year reign over England entered its latter years, a controversial and gifted playwright entered the theater scene and dove head first into the social causes, psychological