James Franco, the actor, wrote a short story collection. Is it any good?
Two American authors of the late nineteenth century, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Kate Chopin, approached feminism in their literature in vastly different ways.
A look at the universal theme found in works by Raymond Carver, Billy Collins and Alice Walker.
A brief look at the themes and ideas behind Raymond Carver's story. Cathedral
A look at and analysis of Jamaica Kincaid's short story, "Girl"
A review of Tupac Shakur's poetry collection, THE ROSE THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE.
A look at the Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Shadow of a Doubt, told shown through drawings and text. The primary focus is on Uncle Charlie, the villain of the film.
A brief overview of Kokopelli, the Pueblo Indian god of fertility
Losing a pet is always hard. Here's the life story of my chow mix, Baby.
Is mass texting a socially acceptable way to stay in touch, or is it rude and impersonal?
An analysis of the poem, the Filling Station, by American poet laureate, Elizabeth Bishop.
The author writes a letter to his six year old self, explaining the origins of his emetophobia
A review of the book, "Flavor Flav: The Icon, the Memoir". Complete with videos.
A look at Why JD Salinger named his novel the Catcher in the Rye
A look at the three most common narrative points of view, and the pros and cons of each.
Advice on getting a tattooing, a description of the process, followed by the authors' personal stories. Includes lots of pictures and videos. If you plan on getting a tattoo, you must read this article.
a description of the revision process along with a revised version of a previously published essay, also by our author.
a brief description of alliteration, followed by an (extreme?) example
Urban Haiku, a modern take on the ancient artistic form
The white van speaker scam... don't be a victim!
An overview of the life of Kurt Cobain (Feb 20th, 1967- April 5th 1994).
a technical analysis of the classic Hitchcock film, North by Northwest.
a short biography of musician Freddie Mercury, vocalist of Queen, including his childhood, rise to fame, and early death.
a summary of fifteen TV characters from 2000 until now. Includes characters from Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, 24, 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory and others.
a review of one of the first books to expose the tragedy of conflict diamonds.
A review of a fantastic poetry handbook by a fantastic American poet.
A collection of ten TV theme songs from the 70's, 80's and 90's.
A simile poem
Poetry tips. Using endstopepd and enjambed lines, using found poems to practice.
A poem developed and inspired by a writing exercise. It has vikings and blood and stuff.
A short sketch on the god Chronos, the personification of time.
a revision of an earlier published poem.
questions about hell and the afterlife, but are there any answers to be found?
a brief analysis and commentary on the film "The Birds" from an artistic perspective
what do you value in writing and poetry?
A list and analysis of many online survey and paid email sites that have been researched and found to be legitimate sources of extra income.
Pericles, the tyrant who gave us wonderful art and architecture.
an analysis of the novel "Frankstein" using other myths and legends and quotes from the novel itself
Catal Hoyuk was an ancient city in modern day Turkey. It resembled an ancient apartment or condominium complex. this piece seeks to answer some questions about the city. A quick yet informative read.
An anlaysis of the Big Lewbowski, the cult film from the Cohen Brothers, using the Hero theories of Joseph Campbell. Includes a brief description of Campbell and his work and some trailers of the film and a video...
an analysis of the dying all ages music scene in Portland with some proposed theories.
remembering my grandfather through the smell of pipe tobacco