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How to Alienate an Audience: CNN Money and the Gaming Community

Last month CNN Money posted an interview of former Microsoft CEO Robbie Bach along with an article titled: “Videogames aren’t just for antisocial nerds!” Though both pieces do offer some insight into the gaming industry, Bach mainly appeared to be plugging his new book, and portraying a lopsided vision and a misunderstanding of the average American […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s International Food Market is Coming to Life

Anthony Bourdain has gained world notoriety in the last decade with the wild success of his foodie adventure shows No Reservations, The Layover, and Parts Unknown. For those of us who’ve obsessively watched his travels and desperately wished we could sample all of the delicious, hard-to-find morsels he features on his programs, our dreams are […]

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Let’s Have A Ki Ki: The Fundamentals of Drag Jargon

The herstory of drag is one of struggle, damnation, and, most importantly, fabulous ferocity. Drag is something that has been widely misunderstood, and even more widely unaccepted. RuPaul—more appropriately, Mama Ru—has been working for decades to expose drag to the masses as a respected practice and art form. In that time, he has gained notoriety […]

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What Does the Future Hold for Creative Nonfiction Writers?

In 2008, David Foster Wallace taught a craft class in creative nonfiction. The class syllabus gave the following examples of the kind of work that this term encompasses “… prose works such as personal essays and memoirs, profiles, nature and travel writing, narrative essays, observational or descriptive essays, general-interest technical writing, argumentative or idea-based essays, general-interest criticism, literary journalism, and […]

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Authors and Booksellers Take on the Behemoth that is Amazon

This year Amazon became the number one retailer in the world, finally surpassing Walmart to become the premier global marketplace. As a sign of the modern times, Amazon reached this pinnacle without opening a single brick and mortar store. From the retailer who practically invented e-commerce, all transactions are online. And among those markets Amazon […]

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Celebrating the Most Anticipated New Lit Magazine of 2015, Freeman’s

John Freeman is the former editor-in-chief of Granta magazine based out of London.  He is showcasing his most recent literary endeavor and passion project, Freeman’s, a bi-annual literary magazine in New York City on September 28th. Although Freeman had much success at the renowned Granta magazine, an unexpected turn of events saw the magazine’s funds in grave decline. The […]

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The Southern Façade of Pro-LGBTQ Initiatives

Bill Konigsberg, an author and writer for the Huffington Post, has recently embarked on a journey through the South and Midwest to initiate a discussion with and about the LGBTQ youth and community. He is representing The Trevor Project in this Awareness Tour in order to share his coming out story. He offers words of encouragement […]

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NASA’s Free E-book on How to Talk to Aliens

Hello, fellow earthlings! As our ability to travel in space continues to expand, there are many questions being raised about the possibility of encountering an intelligent alien species. What will they look like? How will we communicate with them? Do they come in peace? Obviously, if there is alien life technologically advanced enough to travel […]

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The Magic of Magnets: Unveiling a Community of Magicians

Cutlery clatters against plates as waiters race between tables, scooping up the first of a five course meal at Ben and Jerry’s Steakhouse in downtown New York. Then Eli Bosnick steps into the room, ringing a bell. “Ladies and gentleman,” he begins as the patrons of the upscale restaurant turn their attention to him. “We’ve […]

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Zinster Interview Series Part 3: C.J. Colligan

For the last installment of the Zinster Interview Series, TWA is catching up with C.J. Colligan who offers an incredibly stripped down approach to prose and artwork in their zines in order to portray their thoughts and experiences. What C.J. does is most closely associated with what we call a perzine, which describes personal associations […]

Ernest Hemingway with Pauline, Gregory, John, and Patrick Hemingway and four marlins on the dock in Bimini 1935.

Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea was Published on This Day in 1952

It was on this day in 1952, that Earnest Hemingway’s widely popular novel The Old Man and the Sea was published by Charles Scribner’s Sons. It was the last major work that the author would complete and granted him much praise and awards. The book won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and had firmly made […]

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