Today, I cried at the nearby mercado here in Oaxaca, Mexico, when I tasted the blue-corn tortillas with huevos con rajas verdes. I’m no foodie and...
“Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.”
“Literary” on the Move, trailblazing a “new normal.”
- Cosplay and Videogames
- Comic Books / Cartoons
- Literary Film and TV
- Performance Art
- Jokes and Comedy
- Soap Opera Writing
- Celebrity Writing
- Epistolary Writing
- Fairy Tales
- The Language of Math
- Computer Language
- Literary Art
- Poker Tales
This past year is the one that the tourism industry will try to forget. The COVID-19 pandemic ruined travels in an unprecedented way, but with...
Despite efforts to the contrary, I, too, succumbed to the Meghan & Harry interview with Her Royal Highness Might-As-Well-Be Queen Oprah. Like...
Isolation has always been my love language, but as soon as I’m stationed overseas (which happens A LOT) or told to social distance, I’m compelled to...
Writers at Large (W@L) came to me by climbing through the basement window—not walking through the front door. Three highly unlikely, unrelated,...
Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved immersing myself in a story and a world not my own. So, when friends began talking about The Queen’s Gambit...
(Riff—a phrase synonymous with tune, refrain, groove, sample, jam, strum, noodle—only here "riff" plays with words instead of lyrics or strings.)...
Who remembers the first time they understood some people were a different race than you? I was in 4th grade. I liked a boy named Danny, and he...
This stirring exchange between two gifted wordsmiths, one a poet and the other a novelist, shows how the power of language can easily usher a centuries-old epistolary style into the digital age with intimacy and grace.
REEL HEALING: How the Films of Lon Chaney Helped America Grapple with the Tragedy of World War I, Part 2
Continued from Part One: https://writersatlarge.com/riff/reel-healing-pt-1/Born on April 1, 1883 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Chaney was the son...