Christmas has the monopoly on holidays in the Americas and Europe, but in China , there’s no bigger occasion than Chinese New Year, which, is now commonly referred to as Spring Festival. It’s also called Lunar New Year. The 4,000-year-old holiday is designed to honour household and heavenly deities, and ancestors. In 1912, China adopted […]
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Japanese manga (comics) and American comics, though both are made to entertain their readers, they vastly differ from each other. The big difference is in their art style: Manga is much more stylized where American Comics are more realistic. Besides this, there are many other differences like cost, genres, creation, presentation, size, and diverse audience. […]
The art of writing what you feel is creative writing. But then is it easy for everyone to write and express their feelings? Writing is an art, many have it as a genetic gift with a flare of expressing themselves. But there are many who have learned it through continuous efforts and many rewritings. For […]
“Into the Wild” was a 1996 nonfiction book that was later adapted into a movie in 2007. The book was written by Jon Krakauer and it was an expansion of a 9000 word article Krakauer had previously written. It was about Chris McCandless and his journey into the Alaskan wilderness. Now 21 years after […]
As Goodreads gets acquired by Amazon, its becoming clearer what people are reading. Amazon is the king of online booksellers and, by most accounts, the most feared player in publishing. Yet last week it shelled out a reported $150 million to buy up Goodreads, a social network for book nerds with a devoted but far […]
Girl role models that rock – kids’ books for go getting girls can be hard to find. Boy heroes crowd the shelves of our diminishing book shops. Girls’ “adventure” stories have princesses waiting to be saved and pony detectives. Not every go getting girl’s can of cola. Sure there is plenty of literature for girls, with Jacqueline Wilson […]
By Maria Popova “unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it.” Why do writers — great writers — write? We’ve heard from George Oprwell, Joan Didion, and Susan Sontag. But one of the most poignant answers comes from a somewhat unlikely source: Charles […]
Federico Gargagliano is a master leather mask maker in the Commedia Dell’Arte art form. Gargagliano and his partner, Alessandra Ceccarelli, produce one-of-a-kind, hand-made leather masks under their company name, Fa Maschere. They also put the masks to good use, acting in their own theater troupe, Circa Teatro. Before his self-made success, Gargagliano was a […]
See on Scoop.it – internetbillboards Is fiction good for us? We spend huge chunks of our lives immersed in novels, films, TV shows, and other forms of fiction. Some see this as a positive thing, arguing that made-up stories cultivate our mental and moral development. But others have argued that fiction is mentally and ethically […]