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Vladimir Nabokov refused to admit his 1955 novel was based on a real child's tragedy. Author Sarah Weinman doesn't want us to forget.
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Did the surrealist artist inspire the twisted literary classic?
Lolita — the unlucky orca who's spent 45 long years in captivity — isn't going anywhere, the Miami Seaquarium announced this
Now that it's inevitable that Donald Trump will become the 45th (and Greatest-Ever) President of the United States (he's told us this many times, so we know it's true) it is very important that he picks a fabulous running mate. Someone who can contribute to a landslide victory this November. Donald wants to win "BIGLY"!
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These days, while watching the real and ongoing war in Syria and the Syrian refugees' escape towards a blurred future, we are the witnesses of many heartbreaking stories between Europe, the West in general and the Arab, Muslim world.
Pop Quiz: Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita' or Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' 1. It was love at first sight, at last sight, at
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When the left and right agree on something, it's time to realize that books, art and ideas, even if we disagree with them, are vital to our growth as individuals and as a society.
I really perked up when the conversation turned to the notion of likability. Who says we have to like a character? Yet Franzen claims that "the safest thing" in writing fiction is not caring what the reader wants, in the sense of realizing, "Not everyone will like this guy."
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"I want pure colors, melting clouds, accurately drawn details, a sunburst above a receding road with the light reflected in furrows and ruts..."
Opponents argue Lolita is well cared for, and would face the difficult challenges of learning how to hunt and rejoin a group
As a contributor to the book and longtime resident of Tokyo--one of the most fashionable and fashion-conscious cities in the world--I started thinking about Japanese women's attitude towards fashion and wanted to know more.
We humans grow so much intellectually, or are supposed to, that concepts or thoughts that seemed so profound at 15 or 23 often seem trite and banal at 30 or 55. But then, we're always growing, aren't we?
A wetsuit-clad trainer stands on a platform in the middle of a pool and announces to the audience of tourists and schoolchildren
"Man, this nasty, y'all." And so, Sparky Sweets, PhD sums up what happens between Humbert Humbert and his forbidden love
In the Wake of Blackfish -- Is it Time to Retire the Last Killer Whale Whose Capture Was Shown in the Film?
Only 14 percent of people who viewed Blackfish would choose to take their families to SeaWorld, signifying that the time has come to consider alternatives for the intelligent animals that are kept in theme parks for amusement.
While it may seem tame by today's standards, D.H. Lawrence's classic tale of a gamekeeper and a Lady was so outrageous on the topics of sex and class that it wasn't allowed to be published legally in this country until 1959, 30 years after it first surfaced in Europe.
Even a swimming current would do little for whales that are kept like this, but advocates hope that orcas and other whales and dolphins can be retired to ocean sanctuaries equivalent to those provided for elephants