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The Art of Fiction No. 21, Ernest Hemingway
HEMINGWAY You go to the races? INTERVIEWER Yes, occasionally. HEMINGWAY Then you read the Racing Form . . . . There you have the true art of fiction. Conversation in a Madrid caf,…
Length: 32 minutes (8147 words)
As We May Think: A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science
“There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record.” Tim O’Reilly recently admonished that…
Author: Maria Popova
Published: Oct. 11, 2012
Length: 9 minutes (2386 words)
The Pros to Being a Psychopath
According to author Kevin Dutton, psychopaths have a distinct set of personality characteristics. Pictured is Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates in Psycho. Photo by: Mary Evans / UNIVERSAL PICTURES /…
Length: 10 minutes (2623 words)
Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy
Photo: Eric Millette For Forbes On paper, Frederic Larson is just one data point in five years of U.S. government statistics showing underemployment in dozens of industries and stagnant income growth…
Author: Tomio Geron
Published: Jan. 23, 2013
Length: 4 minutes (1025 words)
Zumba Fitness: Company of the Year
Source: www.inc.com
Published: Dec. 4, 2012
Length: 3 minutes (869 words)
A Disappearing American Spy, and a Scandal at the C.I.A.
The family of Robert A. Levinson received this photo by e-mail about three years ago. Robert A. Levinson was an overweight bear of a man who once worked as an F.B.I. agent and desperately wanted to…
Published: Dec. 13, 2013
Length: 2 minutes (743 words)
Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism
Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction for The Best of Journalism, a weekly email newsletter I publish. The result is my annual Best Of Journalism Awards. I couldn't read every…
Published: May 19, 2014
Length: 27 minutes (6843 words)
The Miracle of Writing
By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Claire Messud, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and…
Length: 7 minutes (1995 words)
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