LEONARD COHEN: A LIFE IN ART

Eighty-three years to the day since he was born, and almost a year since his passing, Leonard Cohen subtly attracts a large following around his persona and, now, legacy. A new music video celebrating his life and work was just released, and a memorial concert to take place in Montreal in November was announced by his son. Here's a look at a remarkable life in art.

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THE AUTHOR IS NOT DEAD: LIDIA YUKNAVITCH

In the second part of this series of articles investigating the complexity of writing from an inevitable self, Lidia Yuknavitch's ideas on memory and fiction vs. memoir are illustrated by a series of examples. How do we create and preserve memories? More importantly, how do we access them, and how do they change between creation and recollection?

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Anders Sebastian Wennesland
IF THE EMMYS CARED (ABOUT ORIGINALITY)

The Emmys are just around the corner, and even though this year's schedule means Game of Thrones can't be nominated, it still looks like the Occam's razor will decide this season's winners. But what if the Emmys only cared about one factor: originality? Who would win on that basis alone?

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THE AUTHOR IS NOT DEAD: KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD

Two weeks ago, Karl Ove Knausgaard was at the Edinburgh Book Festival presenting his new project: a season quartet starting with the newly released AUTUMN. But his previous work, MY STRUGGLE, seems to be at the epicenter of a growing movement in literature today. The first in a series of articles on this movement, we take here a closer look at one of its major proponents. 

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YOU SHOULD STOP READING BOOKS!

I like reading or listening to people talk about books they liked (especially when I also like them), but I might as well read the blurbs. If we engaging in conversations about books, shouldn’t we go further than that?

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Platon
BRAVE NEW WORLD: DO YOU WANT A SOMA MACHINE?

This is not a review on the book, but rather a philosophical reflection on its concept. And speaking of philosophy, maybe you have heard of a philosopher called Robert Nozick. If you have heard about him, you probably are familiar with his idea of an Experience Machine.

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