Mother’s Day Cards to Famous (and Infamous) Literary Moms

We love our moms, and they love us! But… more often than not in literature, we see somewhat, er, nontraditional relationships between mothers and their children. Some of these relationships are too good (or too bad?) not to comment on, so when we started brainstorming our Mother’s Day post, we kept coming back to the…

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“Eight Million Stories”: Humans of New York Project

“There are eight million stories in the Naked City. This has been one of them.” –  From The Naked City In 2010, Brandon Stanton lost his job as a trader in Chicago.  Despite his mother’s objections, Stanton moved to New York City to pursue the latest thing with which he had become “borderline-obsessed“:  photography. At…

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Sylvia Fitz in Time for Gatsby

Anyone who has ever marked up a page of The Great Gatsby, you’re in good company. Dangerous Minds this week posted a page from Sylvia Plath’s own copy, complete with annotations. But of course, as they’re Sylvia Plath’s, we inevitably find ourselves reading into them… The excerpt comes from the first chapter of the novel.…

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