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May 25th is Towel Day

Douglas Adams best known work was the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in which he explained how a towel is the most important item an intergalactic hitchhiker must carry. To honour him, people celebrate Towel Day on May 25. From … Continue reading

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A Sad Day in Literature

The world is losing one of the 20th century’s great authors.  Gabriel Garcia Márquez has retired from writing at the age of 85 due to the effects of dementia. Jaime García Márquez told students in Cartagena, Colombia, that his older brother, … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens died yesterday of the oesophageal cancer that had plagued him for the past year and a half. Hitchens was a remarkable thinker and writer, considered by many to be the best essayist in recent times. I’m not going … Continue reading

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Our Stories Have Shapes

Anyone wishing to be an novelist could do much worse than to emulate Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Critics of art or life should pay attention too. In an undated video, Vonnegut explains the Shapes of Stories. This video is an excerpt … Continue reading

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Violent Muslims in Canada

Every once in a while, religious intolerance rears its ugly head here in Canada. This time it is against a  young self-published author from Oakville, Ontario. Paris Dipersico author of Wake Up Call, wrote his own book promo. “I’m Paris Dipersico … Continue reading

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Irony in San Francisco

The location isn’t important, but the fact that it happened in San Francisco deepens the irony. This happened at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in the Gertrude Stein Exhibit. Drawing upon a wealth of rarely seen artistic and archival materials, Seeing … Continue reading

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Butterflies and Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov, the well known author of the controversial novel “Lolita” had a side of which the general public was much less aware. That was his love for, and dedication to butterflies. While studying at Cambridge, his first publication, “A … Continue reading

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Sam Harris – Afterword to the Letter to a Christian Nation

Sam Harris has a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. He is well known as an author an outspoken atheist. Back in 2006, he published “Letter to a Christian Nation” in which he … Continue reading

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Verbatim: A Novel

Jeff Bursey is an island writer who also happens to be the Manager of Hansard for the legislative Assembly of PEI. Although he is a veteran short story writer and reviewer, Enfield & Wizenty recently published his first novel – … Continue reading

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