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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 review of Ang Lee's film adaptation of Yann Martel's novel, Life of Pi
A look at the American Dream through late nineteenth century and early twentieth century literature including works by Walt Whitman, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zora Neale Hurston.
A look at and analysis of Jamaica Kincaid's short story, "Girl"
A marriage against all odds. A non fiction tale told against the backdrop of World War 2 and the assault on Pearl Harbor
Lyrics I wrote regarding my years living in Las Vegas. As of yet, this piece has not been set to music.
Make sure to read the submissions guidelines before submitting to literary magazines, journals and newspaper.
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
Some lesser known and underappreciated films that are worth the time to explore.
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?
A poem about staying up late with friends, enjoying good times and some cigarettes.
Bathroom air dryers may be better for the environment, but are they better for your health?
A look at the six word story, attributed to Ernest Hemingway. Is the story a story and what constitutes a story? Includes writing challenges and prompts.
An analysis of the poem, the Filling Station, by American poet laureate, Elizabeth Bishop.
A list of top frontmen (by surname, A-J). Includes Pat Benatar, Kurt Cobain. Phil Collins, Brad Delp, Eminem, Anthony Green. Gavin Hayes, Elton John, Michael Jackson. Eminem and Chris Cornell
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.
How to write compelling scene, that shows instead of tells.
What is Creative non fiction and how does one write it?
A Review of the book "Embracing the Refiner's Fire", a journey through a battle with cancer, from diagnosis to Heaven.
A review of the book, "Girl, Interrupted" by Susanna Kaysen. The book, a memoir set in the eastern United States in the late 1960's, follows the adventures of a mentally ill girl living and rebelling in an...
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 simple and healthy baked salmon recipe. Recomended especially for those who do not care for fish.
A brief description of assonance, followed by an extreme example.
Another collection of songs suggestions. Includes Stone Temple Pilots, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Eat World, Opeth, Thursday, Thrice, The Juliana Theory, Karmin, Queen and Hum
April 5th, 1994. they Day Kurt Cobain died. A day that lives in infamy, for me.
a description of the revision process along with a revised version of a previously published essay, also by our author.
Take your dog to the park? Don't do these things!
a brief description of alliteration, followed by an (extreme?) example
Urban Haiku, a modern take on the ancient artistic form
a story about a game, DC Talk, music, and childhood dreams...
The white van speaker scam... don't be a victim!
An overview of the life of Kurt Cobain (Feb 20th, 1967- April 5th 1994).
want to catch my attention with your article? Read on...
Three relatively short, William Carlos Williams inspired, untitled imagist poems.
A found poem, this one dedicated to Ezra Pound
How to have a productive writing workshop and handle critiques
a technical analysis of the classic Hitchcock film, North by Northwest.
a nonsense poem about the indecipeherablility of the masses...
There's a new scam around targeting the elderly. Learn how to recognize it and protect yourself.
getting older used to seem so far away
a poem dealing with distractions and loss.
a short biography of musician Freddie Mercury, vocalist of Queen, including his childhood, rise to fame, and early death.
A story about a five year old who broke his femur while skiing. Don't worry. it's somewhat humerus....
Some tips on how to become a more prolific writer
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.
the Sellwood bridge is a landmark. Should it be torn down, saved or reconstructed?
The Battle of Bunk Bed Ridge was a fierce, back and forth affair.
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 satirical poem about internet love and relationships 8-)
A collection of ten TV theme songs from the 70's, 80's and 90's.
A poem that takes an unromantic view about childhood.
A simile poem
a storyboard from scene four of the classic Billy Wilder Film noir film, Sunset Boulevard
A selection of ten songs you should listen to. Includes selections from Sponge, Bayside, Oasis, Dr. Dre,K's Choice, Live, Pantera, The Prayer Chain, Chiodos and Mana.
A playful poem poking fun at the English language. Light-hearted. don't read too much into it
A poem revisiting a beloved childhood character who has fallen on hard times.
a reviews of the novel I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells. Its a YA novel marketed to adults. This is a problem.
Part Five in a series. This one features songs by The Doobie Brothers, Blind Melon, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Bread, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Sublime, Seal and The Choir
Poetry tips. Using endstopepd and enjambed lines, using found poems to practice.
a person's first real life encounter with dead body.
The fourth installment in a series highlighting ten songs you should download and listen to. features La Dispute, Dredg, Pearl Jam, Glassjaw, 2Pac, Glen Hansard, Gin Blossoms, Mumford & Sons, Further Seems Forever...
A few weeks back, I challenged TTooms08 to write a poem describing her life in exactly 25 words. She succeeded beautifully, so, now it's my turn
A poem developed and inspired by a writing exercise. It has vikings and blood and stuff.
a lot of novice poets try to use fancy and cultured language. Don't! Use natural language.
A short sketch on the god Chronos, the personification of time.
A poem about someone close to me.
a revision of an earlier published poem.
Need some new music to listen to, or want to wax nostalgic on some previously heard tunes? Here's ten suggestions!
A Review of the British dramedy film The Full Monty.
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
a prose poem about an unappreciated gift
When I was eight years old, my puppy got hit by a car as I was getting ready for school.
what do you value in writing and poetry?
Big Wreck was a great Canadian alt rock band. If you never heard them you're missing out
When I was a child I had an experience. I saw a dead baby cow that had been electrocuted. I just don't know if it was real or a dream
James and Lily meet in an Asian Goods store. One thing leads to another...
Lascaux is a city is south western France famous for it's upper paleolithic cave art. Currently, the cave art is being attacked by an aggressive fungus and there is a debate on whether of nor to save this cave art-- and...
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.
A question of whether perfect research is possible is discussed. Einstein's Theory of Relativity is referenced, and two bloggers using the same title are cited.
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.
a poem about boyhood memories
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...
a recipe for a super yummy pasta salad.
poetry is a diverse art form, so, what constitutes "poetry"?
it's easy to hide our bad habits at night- but what does morning bring?
A hopeful poem about losing someone you love.
a poem about rejection
a short poem about laughter
getting older is wonderful and sad
an analysis of the dying all ages music scene in Portland with some proposed theories.
remembering my grandfather through the smell of pipe tobacco
One of the first hubs I ever published. Originally published my grandpas 92nd birthday, July 10th 2010. Most of my followers haven't read it, so I thought I'd repost it.