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Best of the Web 8/15/16

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Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

 

Tempted to retell Peter Pan from the perspective of Captain Hook, or make your own Suicide Squad? Literary Hub examines the benefits and potential pitfalls of telling stories from the perspective of the villain.

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Best of the Web: 8/8/16

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Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

 

Would you compare writing to fencing, diving, or the marathon? Twenty writers from around the world share their sports-to-writing metaphors, home countries' athletic heroes, and literary legacies. 

"20 Writers From Around the World on The Olympics"

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Best of the Web 7/11/16

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Today's edition of Best of the Web highlights responses to the fatal police shootings of last week, as well as pieces that showcase the literary achievements of black writers.

 

Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile: Ezekiel Kweku on the soul-crushing normality of police violence against the black community, and why enough never seems to be enough. 

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Best of the Web 7/4/16

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Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

 

Americans were hardly the first group — or the last — to fight for their freedom. Enjoy this list of revolution-themed works from Electric Literature between fireworks shows and hot dog eating contests on this 240th Independence Day. 

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Best of the Web 6/13/16

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Today's Best of the Web is for those of us who turn to writing and literature in times of tragedy. Read on for responses to Orlando, and work that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. 

 

In this compilation from Lambda Literary, writers capture our feelings of anger, sorrow, and defiance in the face of the attack last weekend in Orlando. 

"The Orlando Massacre: Writers Respond with Sadness and Outrage."

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