21st Century Brontë #22 by Brontë Bettencourt Let’s Talk Fanfiction For many years I revered Anne Rice. I read The Vampire Chronicles in the moments of my life when I understood what it was like to be the “other”, harboring crippling fear of mortality. When I learned that Rice forbade fanfiction of her work, I […]
By Kathy Stevenson When I am working with students on their writing, I always tell them that they shouldn’t set out to write a bestseller. They should write the story they feel compelled to write, the one that is burning inside them. The one that only they can tell. Of course it’s good to keep […]
A guest post from Jennifer Berney: This week, nearly thirty years after his death, Arnold Lobel (author of the Frog and Toad books) was outed to the world in a New Yorker piece by Colin Stokes titled “Frog and Toad”: An Amphibious Celebration of Same Sex Love. I read the piece with interest because as […]
A conversation with violinist Michelle Ross, who, for a month, toured New York City playing Bach’s entire solo violin cycle in public spaces.
Brevity Assistant Editors Alexis Paige and Penny Guisinger talk about short prose, porcupine relocation, Downeast Maine, and Guisinger’s first book Postcards from Here, a collection of micro-essays that was published by Vine Leaves Press in February. Alexis: What were the origins of this book? Did you have the concept in mind before you wrote it, or […]
“I want robots to do my bidding as much as the next guy, but our history with labor-saving robots has been sketchy at best. We’ve been here before and there are lots of predictably bad outcomes from automation.”
Before filters and faceswaps, film ruled the day. For these photographers, it still does.
Rife with exotic palaces and temples worthy of exploration, Bangkok is a traveler’s dream, but if you’re looking for something a little different, a few hours in a garden kitchen is a perfect way to spend the day. My quandary A couple of years ago, I was in a bit of a quandary over a […]
What made Muhammad Ali such an appealing subject for so many writers.