Archives for September 2012

Music Room

I’ve found that listening to music can serve as great inspiration for writing. I’ve also found that simply recalling music by memory (without actually listening to music) can do the same thing. And, to that end, last week, for the first time, I used the following prompt in a writing workshop for adults and it […]

20 famous authors’ adorable school photos

Today’s post comes from Flavorwire Literary Editor Emily Temple.  It’s back to school season, which means new books, new classes and yes, new photos, yearbook and otherwise. But don’t worry — your favorite authors had to go through it too. To celebrate the new season of scholarship, we’ve collected a few pictures of some of our […]

west indian- american day parade

The neighborhood of Crown Heights was alive with color this past weekend.  The many islanders living here, including those from Barbados,  Dominican Republic, Haiti, Trinidad, Tobago,  Grenada, Jamaica and more all come together to celebrate their heritage festival of Carnival. Steel drum bands and women in feathers dominate the streets as the smells of traditional […]

Art Exhibit: Mickalene Thomas’ Origin of the Universe

Each September the Brooklyn Museum takes a break from the usual First Saturday fanfare, but this year we have something to look forward to later in the month: Mickalene Thomas’ Origin of the Universe, an exhibit that indulges the female form in all it’s curves, color, and power. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, Thomas […]

Plant Life

In his psychedelic, hallucinatory, surrealistic first novel, Meditations in Green, widely considered to be one of the best works of fiction about the Vietnam War, American writer Stephen Wright goes inside the minds of several war veterans to tell his harrowing story of Specialist 4 James Griffin. He also goes inside the minds of several […]