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Leonard Cohen's hallelujah moment

It was a cold grey morning and starting to rain when Leonard Cohen walked down Hampstead High Street, clutching a suitcase and an address. It was just before Christmas 1959 and the windows of the…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 26, 2012
LENGTH: 19 minutes (4801 words)

RealityStudio » Scientology in the Novels of William S. Burroughs

Tags: Scientology, William Burroughs William S. Burroughs at the Saint Hill Scientology Bookstore, 1968 In Ted Morgan’s biography, Literary Outlaw, he says that in 1968, Scientology was a…
LENGTH: 17 minutes (4493 words)

Boston Review — Roger Boylan

“In those days, we imagined ourselves as being kept in some kind of holding pen, waiting to be released into our lives. And when that moment came, our lives—and time itself—would…
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2575 words)

America's economic downturns run through Laura Ingalls Wilder's books like a big three-hearted river

Laura Ingalls Wilder as an old woman in Mansfield. In late August 1894, the Wilder family — Almanzo, Laura and their seven-year-old daughter Rose — arrived in Mansfield, Missouri. They'd…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 22, 2011
LENGTH: 3 minutes (923 words)