openculture.comSimone de Beauvoir Tells Studs Terkel How She Became an Intellectual and a Feminist (1960)Before Ira Glass, before Terry Gross, before any number of NPR personalities and internet podcasters who these days bring us interview after fascinating interview with the great minds of our time, there was Studs Terkel.1
openculture.comThe 430 Books in Marilyn Monroe’s Library: How Many Have You Read?If you’re a reader and user of social media, you’ve likely tested your lifetime reading list against the BBC Book Quiz. Or perhaps you've allowed your worth as a reader to be determined by the number of Pulitzer Prize winners you've made it through.13
lifehacker.comHow to Make Time to Write When You ‘Have No Time’This week we have a guy who desperately wants to escape his soulless career and become a writer, but he’s too busy to write. Should he leave his job so he can finally find the time to put pen to paper? Or will he realize that it’s possible to make time for his passion if he’s willing to dig deep?
openculture.comCormac McCarthy’s Three Punctuation Rules, and How They All Go Back to James JoyceCormac McCarthy has been—as one 1965 reviewer of his first novel, The Orchard Tree, dubbed him—a “disciple of William Faulkner.' He makes admirable use of Faulknerian traits in his prose, and I'd always assumed he inherited his punctuation style from Faulkner as well.