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Can sci-fi save the romantic comedy? - The Week Magazine

Can sci-fi save the romantic comedy? - The Week Magazine | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Can sci-fi save the romantic comedy?

The Week Magazine

 

there's a key exception to the general dearth of quality romantic stories at the cineplex: science fiction. The sci-fi romance — whether comedy or drama — has quietly pushed the genre to the cutting edge of thoughtful, emotional cinema.

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Is Listening to an Audio book "Cheating?"

Is Listening to an Audio book "Cheating?" | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
I've been asked this question a lot and I hate it.  I’ll describe why in a bit, but for now I’ll just change it to “does your mind do more or less the same thing when you listening to a
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I say "no," as long as I listen to the unabridged audiobook.
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Found in Translation

Found in Translation | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Tim Parks recommends five of his favorite translated novels.
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Translated books to expand our cultural understanding
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Upcoming books-to-movies adaptations: Hope springs eternal for this critic

Upcoming books-to-movies adaptations: Hope springs eternal for this critic | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald has high hopes for these upcoming movie adaptations of books, including the film version of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” and “The Girl on the Train.”
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How many of these books have you read?
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Charles Fernyhough on Streams of Consciousness

Charles Fernyhough on Streams of Consciousness | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The author and professor of psychology addresses the difficulties of describing inner monologues, and chooses five of the best books exploring consciousness
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How “Mr. Robot” Is Going To Reveal The Storytelling Possibilities Of Virtual Reality

How “Mr. Robot” Is Going To Reveal The Storytelling Possibilities Of Virtual Reality | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Series creator Sam Esmail ensured the Mr. Robot VR Experience's authenticity. One of the tech gurus behind it talks about the collaboration.
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I LOVED the first season of this USA Network show. We're collecting all episodes of the current second season to binge watch later.
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Science fiction publishing has a major race problem, new report shows

Science fiction publishing has a major race problem, new report shows | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Speculative fiction magazine Fireside Fiction has commissioned and released a report detailing an unwelcome revelation: speculative fiction magazines and online fiction sites are failing t
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Yet another indication that We Need Diverse Books.
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5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
When was the last time you read something this deep?
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Where Lit-Fic and Horror Converge: Ten Literary Chillers

Where Lit-Fic and Horror Converge: Ten Literary Chillers | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Online Writers Workshop, Online Monthly Classes taught by published authors and industry professionals and Robust Literature Magazine with Columns, Interviews, Reviews and more.
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Experience a Part of Literary History at The Old Manse

Experience a Part of Literary History at The Old Manse | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Do you consider yourself a literature buff? If so, you’ll feel endlessly inspired when you visit The Old Manse, the former home of both Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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The Ever-Changing State of Literary Criticism

The Ever-Changing State of Literary Criticism | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
By Larry Trudeau Larry has been an editor at Gale for over 25 years, and loves doing deep research amid the library stacks. A recent vacation included a day set aside to explore the astonishing Bur…
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Celebrate Star Trek's 50th Anniversary With a Documentary About Preserving the Enterprise

Celebrate Star Trek's 50th Anniversary With a Documentary About Preserving the Enterprise | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Now that the original model is restored and back on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., the whole process is going to get the small screen treatment.
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Everything I need to know about life I learned from the original "Star Trek."
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By data-mining a vast collection of novels, researchers have identified the six basic plots that all stories follow

By data-mining a vast collection of novels, researchers have identified the six basic plots that all stories follow | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Computational Story Laboratory have analyzed novels to identify the building blocks of all stories.
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For fans of "there's nothing new under the sun."
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A Sense of Place: New England

A Sense of Place: New England | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Brenda Bowen, author of Enchanted August, discusses her fascination with New England and some of the great literary works that have been born there.
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I was born and grew up in New England, so this resonated with me.
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Where Are the Women in Translation? Here Are 31 to Read Now. - Words Without Borders

Where Are the Women in Translation? Here Are 31 to Read Now. - Words Without Borders | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

Image: Noemi Jaffe, Paulina Chiziane, and Carmen Boullosa.

In 2013 Alison Anderson asked, “Where are the women in translation?” In celebration of Women in Translation month, here are books by 31 women writers from around the world to add to your reading list.
 

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Here's a much longer list of translated works.
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A Writer’s Guide to Hacking the Reader’s Brain (in 5 Steps)

A Writer’s Guide to Hacking the Reader’s Brain (in 5 Steps) | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The one thing that generates the juice — the electricity — that brings everything in a story to life, giving it meaning, conflict and urgency, is this: a clear sense of how what’s happening in the plot is affecting the protagonist internally.
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Supreme Court to Consider Legal Standard Drawn From ‘Of Mice and Men’

Supreme Court to Consider Legal Standard Drawn From ‘Of Mice and Men’ | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The court will consider whether Texas’ Court of Criminal Appeals erred in upholding the death sentence of an intellectually disabled man based in part on “the Lennie standard.”
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When life imitates art, instead of the other way 'round.
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Use as paired text I
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Straight Off the Shelf: 8 Narrators Who Redefine Crazy

Straight Off the Shelf: 8 Narrators Who Redefine Crazy | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Georgia Clark, author of "The Regulars," talks of crazed narrators from "American Psycho," "Fight Club," and "Gone Girl."
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Fiction is more fun with a twisted narrator.
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The 5 Must-Read Books for the Last Five Weeks of Summer

The 5 Must-Read Books for the Last Five Weeks of Summer | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
From the buzzy coming-of-age story to the current-events commentary, here’s what should be in your beach bag—best-seller lists be-damned.
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Finished binging Netflix's Stranger Things? Pick up these 12 books next

Finished binging Netflix's Stranger Things? Pick up these 12 books next | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Netflix’s Stranger Things has captivated audiences with its sense of nostalgia, drawing from the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King. With the first season out an
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The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years

The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
When Parade asked me to compile a list of the best 75 books to celebrate the magazine’s 75th anniversary, my first answer was, “Not a chance!” I could picture the mountains of furious letters complaining about all the great works of literature I’d left off. But when I asked the staff at Parnassus Books, the [...]

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Influential Books, Revisited: The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

Influential Books, Revisited: The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking The Feminine Mystique is integral to feminism's canon. We explore the book's road to publication and how it's viewed today.
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Netflix's 1980s Scifi Throwback Stranger Things Is Must-(Binge-)Watch TV

Netflix's 1980s Scifi Throwback Stranger Things Is Must-(Binge-)Watch TV | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Stranger Things—an eight-part Netflix series that debuts July 15—is set in the 1980s and is heavily influenced by Stephen King and Steven Spielberg works of the era, including E.T., Firestarter, It, Stand By Me, and Poltergeist.
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Where to Start with Literary Bliss: An Alice Munro Primer

Where to Start with Literary Bliss: An Alice Munro Primer | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
On the occasion of Alice Munro’s 85th birthday, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to guide you through some of her best short fiction.
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How the Proust Questionnaire Went from Literary Curio to Prestige Personality Quiz - The New Yorker

How the Proust Questionnaire Went from Literary Curio to Prestige Personality Quiz - The New Yorker | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Evan Kindley on the enduring popularity of the “Proust questionnaire,” a series of questions modelled on ones answered by a teen-age Marcel Proust.
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5 Books to Celebrate Argentina's Independence and Culture

5 Books to Celebrate Argentina's Independence and Culture | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
In honor of Argentina's 200th birthday, we’ve highlighted five great books for anyone looking to sample the country’s literary flavor, from Che to Borges.
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