Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans is a Beautiful Memory

“Movies are dreams,” young Sammy Fabelman’s mother explains to him in the first few moments of The Fabelmans, “that you never forget.” But movies are also memories, and this is a different thing. The Fabelmans, Steven Spielberg’s cinematic memoir about the childhood and adolescence he spent falling in love with film, is indeed about the […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Finding Beauty in the Weeds: Becca Stevens

Women rescued from the streets of Nashville have found sanctuary and meaningful work at Thistle Farms, which was created by an Episcopal priest and author who herself had been abused. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Beautiful, Broken Worlds

“Shuna’s Journey,” a newly translated manga by the celebrated children’s animator, asks what it’s like to be a child in a world that is dead or dying. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2022-11-01 16:20:02 UTC ]
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“A Ghost Is a Memory.” On Bodies, Belief, and the Places Ghost Stories Live

The proprietor’s name is Amy (except that, of course, it isn’t). She’s a kind, petite woman in her forties, the owner of a ghost-themed bookstore in a small southern city. I won’t tell you which city. It’s for your own safety. This is, after all, a ghost story. And most importantly: it’s true.... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Mary Karr on Navigating Memory While Writing Memoir

The following is an excerpt from Joy Harjo’s The Art of Memoir and appeared in Lit Hub’s The Craft of Writing newsletter—sign up here. * At unexpected points in life, everyone gets waylaid by the colossal force of recollection. One minute you’re a grown-ass woman, then a whiff of cumin conjures... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Belvoir's Tell Me I'm Here looks at the impact of mental illness on the whole family. It is a wrenching and beautiful work

Based on Anne Deveson’s 1991 memoir about her son’s experience with schizophrenia, this play can be achingly sad. But it also offers hope. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2022-08-26 01:01:35 UTC ]
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Fitzgerald, Jacobs, Stevens, and More

Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from Isaac Fitzgerald, Liska Jacobs, Nell Stevens, and more—that are publishing this week. Want to learn more about upcoming titles? Then go read our most recent book preview. Want to help The Millions keep churning out great books... Continue reading at The Millions

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Jennifer Grey’s memoir is a stinging indictment of how we judge beauty

The actress who became America’s sweetheart in “Dirty Dancing” explores how her looks -- and her alteration of them -- affected her career Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey share their ‘Office’ memories

The self-proclaimed "Office BFFs" have a new book — and some thoughts on where Jim and Pam would be today. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Reimagining Beauty (and the Beast): Spotlight on Jasmine Guillory

With By the Book, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast gets a modern—and decidedly bookish—treatment. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Sweden's Lindström Wins 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Swedish picture book author and illustrator Eva Lindström has won this year's Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, which carries with it a $525,000 USD purse. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Take a look at the beautiful cover—and partial contributor list—for Astra Quarterly’s first issue.

Last February, Astra Publishing House announced their new literary magazine, Astra Quarterly, billed as “the international magazine of literature.” Helmed by Nadja Spiegelman, former online editor of The Paris Review and author of I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This, Astra Quarterly is... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The Big, Beautiful Life of Ashley Bryan

As a Black solider during WWII, Ashley Bryan drew in his sketchbook. He went on to illustrate dozens of children's book over his lifetime. Continue reading at Book Riot

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‘Very Cold People’ Makes Something Beautiful Out of a Painful Childhood

The memoirist Sarah Manguso’s first novel is about a young girl’s life in a small, snowy New England town. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Grief and Celebration: On the Traumatic Histories and Beauty of Growth in Soil

Emergence Magazine is an online publication with annual print edition exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the Earth, we look to emerging... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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7 beautiful books that transport you to the worlds of Bond, Tolkien, Spider-Man and beyond

Critic Michael Dirda picks illustrated books that won’t just sit on your coffee table. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Ann Patchett’s ‘These Precious Days’ is a beautiful reminder of what’s important

Patchett’s collection is built around an essay she wrote about an unexpected friendship. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Steven Pinker argues that critical thinking leads to progress in ‘Rationality’

In his latest book “Rationality,” cognitive scientist Steven Pinker extols the power of critical thinking to propel society forward. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Rachel Held Evans died at 37, but a beautiful new book captures her brave outlook

‘Wholehearted Faith,’ completed by her husband and colleagues, is both radical and welcoming. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-10-27 11:00:00 UTC ]
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After 125 Years, Hearst Brand House Beautiful Launches Its First Podcast

When it comes to haunted houses, House Beautiful thinks the ghosts have gotten all the attention. To compensate, on Wednesday the Hearst title launched the first podcast in its 125-year history, a free, five-episode product called Dark House, which will explore the stories and architecture... Continue reading at AdWeek

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