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Donna Tartt: A Literary Maestro Whose Words Transcend Time

Donna Tartt AEH Blog

Places:  The Richness Of Fictional Characters Connects Us To Where They Live And Makes Us Hope For More. Donna Tartt, the acclaimed author of “The Goldfinch” and “The Secret History,” has etched her name in the annals of contemporary literature. Her talent, storytelling prowess, and ability to create intricate worlds have made her a beloved […]

Greta Gerwig: Paving the Way for Female Filmmakers with Creativity and Barbie

Greta Gerwig

Places:  Optimism For Future Places Where Gender Equality Is A Given. In the male-dominated world of filmmaking, Greta Gerwig has emerged as a shining beacon of talent, breaking barriers and redefining the landscape. Her journey from indie darling to mainstream success has not only captivated audiences but has also played a significant role in opening […]

The Comedy Renaissance: New Laughs

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Places:  Laughter And Comedy Propels Us To A Lighter Place Where We Are Reminded To Not Take Things So Seriously. In the ever-evolving landscape of comedy, a noticeable shift has occurred, marked by a resurgence in milder, yet incredibly hilarious performances. I recently attended a live performance by Nate Bargatze. Comedians like Bargatze epitomize this […]

U2’s Phoenix-like Ascent and The Sphere: A Symphony of Art, Innovation, and Resilience

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Places:  The Sphere Is A Place Of Stunning Artistic Potential And Experiential Entertainment. When discussing resilience, adaptability, and the undying spirit of creativity, the tale of U2’s metamorphosis offers a compelling narrative. Their journey, from a major public relations misstep to a reemergence on one of the most innovative stages in the world, underscores how […]

Taste, Creativity, and the Chains of Social Censure: A Modern Perspective

Art of Censorship

Places:  Is Our Collective Consciousness Leading Us To A ‘Victorianesque’ Place Where Self-Righteous Indignation Is The Norm? Pablo Picasso once observed, “Taste is the enemy of creativity.” At its heart, the sentiment reflects the idea that adhering to conventional aesthetics and values can be restrictive, if not detrimental, to the creative process. This timeless idea […]

Bridging Generations: The Untapped Wisdom in Our Elders’ Stories

Senior Stories

Places:  Our Elders Can Lead Us To Places Of Enriched Understanding Through Their Stories. Recently, an article from CNBC surfaced on my newsfeed. It wasn’t the usual kind of news. Instead of focusing on the hustle and bustle of our modern world, it prompted a moment of reflection. In our race to stay updated, have […]

Pat Conroy: A Lifelong Literary Companion

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Places: Pat Conroy’s Prose Transports Me To The South, Charleston And The Low Country. Pat Conroy, with his luminous prose and masterful storytelling, has a unique place in the hearts of many readers, but my journey with him is marked by a serendipitous twist of fate. The first time I delved into Conroy’s world was […]

The Debate on Fiction: Can It Truly Heal Emotional Scars?

Healing through Fiction

Places:  When Fiction Lifts Us From Places Of Darkness To A Positive Place Of Light. The world of literature often finds itself at the intersection of therapy and escapism. While many champion fiction as a potent tool for healing, some critics argue against this notion, doubting its therapeutic efficacy. Let’s explore this contention before diving […]

In Memoriam: Cormac McCarthy – A Literary Giant We’ll Dearly Miss

Cormac McCarthy

Places:  The Genius Of An Author Who Can Propel Us To A Dystopian Post-Apocalyptic Landscape, Twentieth Century Mexico and Nineteenth Century Wester Frontiers. The literary world recently suffered a monumental loss with the passing of Cormac McCarthy. His works, dark and profound, transcended genres and reached into the depths of the human soul. Known for […]