Literature

Film Noir Detectives

I grew up with film noir movies in glorious black and white with most of the greatest Hollywood icons. I love the retro vibe,...

French Flowers – Part Three

Editor’s Note: This is Part Three of a novella by Tom Weschler. It is new and published here for the first time. Here is...

Classic Christmas Stories

In the early 19th Century Christmas was not celebrated in English-speaking countries like it is today. The U.S., Canada, and England, with their long...

Mary Shelley, Underrated Writer

I love to read about Mary Shelley’s stories. She is a literary icon whose books and movies have inspired writers and film directors for...

Favorite Jane Austen Movies

I believe that Jane Austen is the best English language author of the first half of the 19th Century. She is universally praised and...

Poems Selections by Cheyenne Kennard

Foreword from Cheyenne: "The subjects of the poems are mostly goddesses and mythical creatures. Mamuna (the subject of poem 2), also known as Dziwozona, is...

Poets On Poetry

  "Poetry is coffee for the soul."  - Bruce J. Wood Poetry is not just rhyming words set in mathematical formulas. Most people have been taught this...

Blunt Force Drama: Primer to James Ellroy’s Neo-Noir

If you’ve seen L.A. Confidential and couldn’t get enough - of the grit-lit meets film noir style; of the golden age glitz of Hollywood...

“Suicide Is The Opposite Of A Poem: ”Sylvia Plath’s Life & Legacy

Several years ago I was introduced to Sylvia Plath when I came across her poem “Elm.” Included in her most popular collection, Ariel, “Elm”...

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