Dreaming of a home away from home during the lockdown? If you’re the seafaring type, Shel Silverstein‘’s rustic houseboat is currently on the market—and the perfect spot to write your celebrated collection of children’s poetry. According to Apartment Therapy, “the home is a perfect combination of new and old. The main room that greets you upon entering the houseboat uses reclaimed architectural features such as antique windows and shiplap-like panelling to give the feeling as though you’ve entered the belly of a pirate ship.”
“I’ve always thought Yunior’s voice isn’t possible without hip-hop,” Junot Díaz says. He discusses how hip-hop influenced his writing, his top three albums (Immortal Technique’s Revolutionary Vol. 2., Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, and Big Daddy Kane’s Long Live the Kane), and even Miley Cyrus in an interview with Salon. Previously, we reported that he wrote his first book to the Conan the Barbarian soundtrack.
Lindsey Drager considers the novella and argues that it is neither a feminine form nor a smaller type of novel. As she puts it, “while other fiction aims outward, the novella curls in, coiling around itself until there’s no distinction between the story’s body and the story’s shell.” Pair with our own Nick Ripatrazone’s essay on the art of the novella.