It’s almost the end of the school year and you know what that means: Summer parties, festivals and travels are fast approaching. Before these fun shenanigans can commence, however, we need to get through the “end-of-year slump”. Are you suffering from chronic lack of concentration and energy despite the fact that you’re consuming coffee like there is no tomorrow? Have no fear! The first Writer’s Block Playlist of 2018 is here! Continue reading “Writer’s Block Summer Tunes 2018”
“If us students have learned anything it’s that if you don’t study you will fail. And if in this case you actively do nothing, people continually end up dead. So, it’s time to start doing something.”
It is no secret that we like good poetry here at Writer’s Block. But if there’s one thing that brightens our day more than good poetry, it’s bad poetry. Luckily for us, there is a special day, every year, which seemingly functions as a magnet to forced rhymes, nonexistent meters and toe-curling similes: Valentine’s Day.
As the editorial board, we process your poetry submissions all year through. Today, we decided to return the favor to the people. Through collective effort we tried to capture the most mediocre, Valentine-y poetry we could muster, in honor of this international day of bad poetry.
We hope you enjoy.
Ernest Hemingway once said, “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” This quote puzzled me initially, because I reasoned that sound is an ever-present element of everyday life, thus listening is inescapable for all of us. Having thought about it some more, however, I believe I understand what Ernie means by saying that we never listen. I think what he is trying to say is that we hardly perform the act of listening on its own, as it is usually accompanied by another sensory stimulus. So, I have decided to create a list of my top five favorite podcasts as an incentive for you to listen more. All of these auditory delights, maybe with the exception of one, are worthy of being listened to properly and purely. According to Ernie, if you want to learn, you have to listen. According to me, if you want to listen to something good, you should listen to these.
Have you ever heard someone say to you, “Read the book before you see the movie”? This is a philosophy I wholeheartedly believe in and try to live by. I generally like to read the original version of a story first and then venture into the world of its various forms of offspring, if and when it has any. So, the moment I found out I was going to go see a play titled The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, I decided it was time to tackle the novel it is based on. I read the book in less than two days and saw the play a couple of weeks after. Never had I experienced so many different and original ways of painting a picture of the human mind. In this case, the mind of a fifteen-year-old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome.
In this outing of our ongoing series of board introductions: Paulina and Cathelyne.