On Hermann Hesse and "The Glass Bead Game"

Column by Joshua Isard July 1, 2022
An examination of Hesse's magnum opus, and how it can help artists approach modern issues.

What the Stoics Can Teach Us About Writing

Column by Michael David Wilson January 18, 2022
Lessons learnt from the Stoics that will help improve your writing.

The Wisdom of Alan Watts: Improve Your Life and Creativity

Column by Michael David Wilson September 27, 2021
How you can use the wisdom of Alan Watts to improve your writing, creativity, and life.

Literature Is Not Innocent: On Georges Bataille's "Literature and Evil"

Column by Gabriel Hart
A quote-riddled cheat sheet for the French philosopher's treatise on some of literature's most prominent renegades.

The Ancient Universal Truths of Confucius on What is Likely His Birthday

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner
Universal truths are what every writer seeks, and Confucius specialized in them.

17 Recommended Podcasts To Help You Improve As A Writer and Human Being

Column by Michael David Wilson April 19, 2017
A selection of podcasts that will not only help you grow as a writer but as a human being.

There Is No Spoon: 7 Books For a Nihilist Thanksgiving

Column by Leah Dearborn November 25, 2015
The holidays are a marvelous time to contemplate the futility of existence.

The Linguistic Turn: Explorations at the Edge of Language

Column by Leah Dearborn May 19, 2015
At its heart, the Linguistic Turn is an attempt to make a map of human thought through language. How far beyond the horizon can our words travel? How finite is thought?
Bookshots: 'Fifteen Dogs' by Andre Alexis

Bookshots: 'Fifteen Dogs' by Andre Alexis

Review by Ed Sikov
A brilliant new novel in which dogs receive the gift and curse of human intelligence.
Bookshots: 'Coincidence' by J.W. Ironmonger

Bookshots: 'Coincidence' by J.W. Ironmonger

Review by Leah Dearborn
J.W. Ironmonger's ambitious and contemplative novel prompts readers to reconsider the small coincidences in their lives.
Argument Over Philosopher Kant Ends In Shooting In Grocery Store

Argument Over the Philosopher Kant Ends In Shooting In Russian Grocery

News by Dean Fetzer September 18, 2013
An apparent “unreasonable critique” of Immanuel Kant’s work led to one man shooting another in a shop. In Russia.

The Blagger's Guide to Philosophy and Literature

Column by Cath Murphy May 2, 2012
Don't know your Foucault from your fucked up? This short but essential guide to philosophy's influence on fiction is here to help.