Peter Temple: The Broken Shore

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Peter Temple’s books are prize winners. This one took the Colin Roderick Award for Australian writing as well as Australia’s major prize for crime fiction, the Ned Kelly Award. Good enough for ya?

Would a Penniless Mr. Darcy still be Mr. Darcy?

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Are we more than the sum of our parts and should arbitrary circumstances of birth determine our chance for happiness

Are We Doing Love Wrong?

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Thomas Fiffer takes the hammer to three myths about love that prevent us from entering and enjoying meaningful relationships.

Can LGBT Books Save Lives?

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The Lambda Literary Foundation’s LGBT Writers in Schools Program connects authors with classrooms, and in turn, provides hope.

But Think of the Children! What Our Dystopian Moment Teaches Us About Fatherhood and Kids

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We’re in a pop culture cycle of kids in dystopian futures. Bruce Peabody explores why.

Why It’s Good To Be David: Malcolm Gladwell Takes On Goliath

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Many of us know the story of David & Goliath, with it’s beloved tale of an underdog coming out on top, but what if we have been looking at it all wrong?

Mark Twain, the Depth

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Professor Bobkoff is not returning to campus this fall, but his daughter will never forget what he taught her.

Going Public: Xe Sands reads ‘The End’ by D.H. Lawrence

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D.H. Lawrence never sounded so good.

Gatsby as Stalker

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Pat Brothwell learns how a new generation interprets his literary favorite.

Why Storytelling Has Always Been Better Than Lecturing, Period

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Our relationships, marriages and the whole of our society would improve if we read more stories.

The Lie of Heroes: How Kerouac Almost Killed Me

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By trying to follow in his literary hero’s footsteps, Jarad Dewing learned that not all heroes are what they seem.

Equating Love With Possession

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The definition of love is not determined by the way we believe most people act with their lovers.

Insightful Article Further Proves What We Know: Women Like Porn Too

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Amazon’s online book marketplace downplays smut, says Noah Berlatsky.

The Best LGBT Books of All Time

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Benoit Denizet-Lewis asked our country’s leading queer writers to suggest five indispensable books.

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To My Uncle Dickie

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CJ Kaplan remembers the man who taught him to love The Three Stooges, Mad Magazine, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” and other great works of art.

Arts in Correction Documentary ‘At Night I Fly’ Premieres at MOMA

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GMP Poet Spoon Jackson is one of the subjects of Michel Wenzler’s complex portrait of prison life, in its US premiere at MOMA on February 20.