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My Lunch with the 'God of Story'
We caught up with screenwriting guru Robert McKee, whose new book, 'Dialogue,' proves he should be required reading for storytellers of any kind.
Icelandic Knitwear Collection Tells the Tale of Two Sweaters in Love
Icelandic fiber artist Ýr Jóhannsdóttir unveils an adorable sweater collection based on a love story.
Tender Animated Short Tells the Tale of a Girl, a Whale, and Courage
Not quite a music video, a sonic tale gets visualized in Rebecca Meilak's new work for composer Aleah Morrison-Basu.
Stranger Than Flicktion
Falling in Love with an Ice Cream Man Is About More than a Big Cone
He asked me to go home with him to play Pop Pop, a game much like the food sex scene in <i>9½ Weeks</i> but using only scoops of pink bubble-gum ice cream to eat, blow up, and pop on each other’s goose-pimpled skin while rolling around in the mud.
Why the Villain of ‘Quantum Break’ Is Its Real Hero
Paul Serene is "the bad guy" in Remedy's new shooter. But the way the story plays out, he's more in the right than the hero trying to stop him.
Dildo Deaths, Bullfighting and Drug Psychosis: How One Local Paper is Integral to Its Community
The local paper may be dying an internet-related death, but they know their audience better than SEO ever could.
Longreads Or Whatever
How Tyler The Creator's ‘Cherry Bomb’ Fits Into Our Conspiracy Theory About His ‘WOLF’ Trilogy
The WOLF trilogy ended with “Sam is Dead” – with the video for the track showing each of Tyler the Creator’s alter egos meeting their downfall - and Cherry Bomb begins straight after.
Ibrahim Alfa: Buddhist Jailbird, Former Techno Star and Son of an African Dictator's Sidekick (Part 1)
This guy is not your average techno producer.
Joe Muggs and Ibrahim Alfa
Dangerous Unhappy Things: A True Ghost Story
I should make it clear that I have a lot of experience with ghosts. I have been seeing them since I was a child, when a small yellow gnome crawled up my leg and told me the year I would die.
Summer/Autumn - New Fiction by Ben Brooks
Ben told us this story is one hundred percent true.
The Fiction Issue 2013
We sat in the recliners. I drank coffee. Sometimes I stuck my finger down my throat.
The Fiction Issue 2013
Case Study 2: Recognition of the Self
When Christopher arrived for his first assessment he was not like a normal eight-year-old boy.