Melissa Baron looks into why, with hundreds of thousands of fonts in existence, Times New Roman, Arial, and Helvetica have become :the most widely used fonts ever.”
“In these incredibly dark days, I’ve found solace talking to people I’ve known since childhood.”
Novelist Betsy Robinson explains why, right not, she’s finding solace in some old favorites, “books with a personal foundation already in place.”
Christine Hume, author of “Saturation Project,” recommends modern stories that turn patriarchal folklore on its head.
At the end of story-telling is myth-making: exhausted, stripped down narrative, pure grammar crystalized into affect. And when it’s good . . . Myth-structure holds the power to awaken us to our own history and also to make ourselves into strangers.
A good overview of the quintessential human experience of reading.
If your reading list for 2021 isn’t yet long enough to be totally discouraging, Goodreads can help.
I read a lot of psychological thrillers, and one of the genre’s standard tropes is the narrator who wakes up with no memory memory of who she is or how she got here.
Believe it or not, sometimes this actually does happen. Steven Hales writes about his experience with transient global amnesia (TGA).
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