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The Science of Story

The Science of Story

Understanding Steinese: Adam Gopnik on Gertrude Stein's infectious style (Photograph: Library of Congress)

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What We’re Reading: The Before-Bed Edition

What We Read Before Bed:

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David Foster Wallace in Recovery: An Excerpt From the New Biography

An excerpt from "Every Love Story is a Ghost Story," D. T. Max's biography of David Foster Wallace:


The Art of Immersion: Why Do We Tell Stories?

Why do we Tell Stories?

Telling great stories is an art and science… here is a great story about the neural underpinnings of what makes a great story. Although the focus of this video is on giving, identify the elements of a story that illicit a response that promotes engagement is the HOLY GRAIL of social media.

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Mary McCarthy, Edmund Wilson, and the Short Story That Ruined a Marriage

The short story that ruined a marriage

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How to tell a great story, visualized

How to tell a great story, visualized

Ken Burns: On Story by Redglass Pictures. What makes a great story? For legendary filmmaker Ken Burns, the answer is both complicated and personal. In this short documentary about the craft of storytelling, he explains his lifelong mission to wake the dead. Recently featured on The Atlantic. (

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Storytelling Activities For Kids

Get your kids telling stories { the kind you want them to tell not the stories about who may or may not have put a watch in the toilet } 20 fantastic storytelling activities for kids

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Should Literature Be Useful?

In light of new studies showing that literature makes us more empathic, Lee Siegel asks: should literature be useful?

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The Amazingly Simple Anatomy of a Meaningful Marketing Story [Infographic] - Copyblogger -

Anatomy of a Meaningful Marketing Story Infographic. I have never seen business strategy make so much sense to me. All you have to do is give me a story.

Story Stones are a Creative Way to Tell Stories and Also Offer Sensory Play Experience. Learn How to Make Story Stones and Use them to Facilitate Storytelling - driven by the kids themselves.