Post-Pandemic Life and the Lost Art of Connecting

Post-Pandemic Life and the Lost Art of Connecting

Lifestyle

For most of us, the last 12 months have been rife with isolation and filled with loneliness. We’ve leaned into technology to stay in touch, but those platforms don’t replace the joy and thrill of dinners with friends, celebrations with extended families or even the occasional water cooler chats with colleagues. Now, with vaccinations underway and the COVID rates dipping, it’s time to start to think what to do as we emerge from our socially distanced abodes.  Some good news — whether you’re a born connector or someone who struggles to widen your circle, the pandemic has, in a sense, …

Irish Author + Cocktail Pairings for St. Patricks Day

Irish Author + Cocktail Pairings for St. Patricks Day

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, and with it comes the inevitable sea of green clothing, social tolerance for pinching, and green beer benders. This year, as a “classier” alternative to parading the streets in a drunken escapade, we’re making a spirited list of cocktails inspired by your favorite Irish authors. After all, what better drinking model to kick off the celebrations than that of beloved authors from the land of Jameson and Baileys? Drink up, read up, clad yourself in green, and stay safe this St. Patty’s day!   Flann O’Brien – Irish Stout Image courtesy of BBC Let’s start …

5 Authors Who Were Also Murderers

5 Authors Who Were Also Murderers

Book Culture

Just because you wrote a good book doesn’t mean you haven’t killed someone. In fact, just because you haven’t written a good book doesn’t mean you haven’t killed someone. Heck, you could not write a book, not intend to write a book, and still kill someone. But that’s not what this site is about. This site is about books, and occasionally the worlds of literature and murder overlap. Here are five authors who murdered someone.   5. William S. Burroughs   As the story goes, he didn’t mean to kill her, but he did. A key member of the Beat …