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Joshilyn Jackson
The author of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

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by Bill Kenower


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Years ago I was talking to an actor friend who had recently begun to conceive of a new kind of theater that he hoped would do away with traditional theater once and for all.  He considered traditional theater, where the audience sits quietly and watches and listens to actors, offensive and outdated. “The problem with it,” he explained, leaning over the table toward me, “is the performers are always f***ing the audience.” He then mimed this experience for me with his enormous hands. “You see?” he said. “We’re always f***ing the audience.”  more...
  Book Reviews       Articles  
  Editor's Pick: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
reviewed by
Hayden Bass
    Your Way
by Jenifer Paros
  Best known for The Color of Water: a Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother, McBride also wrote a novel casting a unique perspective on World War II history, The Miracle at St. Anna: the story of a black military patrol caught behind enemy lines in Italy and the villagers who shelter them. In this fabulous new historical novel, the author transports modern readers into the mid-nineteenth century, just prior to the Civil War—a society on the cusp of industrial change, confounded by the subjugation of one race by another.   more...

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Recently I was listening to a radio program in which Marc Allen was being interviewed. Marc Allen is one of the founders of New World Library–a very successful publishing house—and has written a book entitled Type- Z Guide to Success: A Lazy Person's Manifesto to Wealth and Fulfillment. On the show he talked about how years ago, when he had just turned thirty and was unemployed with no money, he decided to do an exercise he had heard of called “Ideal Scene.” In “Ideal Scene” you write down the best life scenario (or where you’d like to be in five years) you can imagine for yourself. To his surprise he wrote of starting a successful publishing company and writing books.  more... 



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