Category Archives: Arts

Two Fascinating Books + New Music

Two authors, each with a fascinating book, plus new music from London in this edition of Life Elsewhere. To begin, take a look at your body. Scrutinize your body, look at how it’s put together, move your arms, bend your legs, wiggle your fingers, move whatever you like. You’ll have to agree, it really is amazing how we take for

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A Conversation With Calvin Johnson

Although it is the capital of Washington state, Olympia is unassuming, some may say, modest little town, located 60 miles southwest of Seattle. Its history is dotted with indigenous people’s succumbing to speculative land-grabbers, and the usual ups and downs of progress. Olympia stands apart from other comparable towns with an illustrious lean towards all things cultural. In the Wikipedia

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Actually, I Mean, It’s Very, You Know, Kind Of…*

Dreyer’s English – An Utterly Correct Guide To Clarity And Style, the new, much-lauded tome from Benjamin Dreyer, Copy Chief at Random House is by any measure a delight to read. This will be no surprise to the fans who lap up his delicious banquet of Tweets. With magician-like skill, he is simultaneously authoritative and droll. It’s a sleight of

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Relationships: Part Two

Christopher Castellani – Leading Men “I always think, less is more, when it comes to writing about sex.” Says Christopher Castellani, when the subject of physical intimacy comes up.  And, erotic descriptions of gay sex do come up, in Leading Men, Castellani’s sumptuous new novel. The author gently leads the reader through exquisitely realized scenarios that are full of passion;

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