10 questions to ask when you create a fictional culture. The way I build worlds is by collecting cool stuff from the history, myth and people around me. I blend these details with my own imagination, and create my own cultures.
Italian writer Umberto Eco, shot by Robbie Fimmano for Interview Magazine. As an essayist, he forever changed the way we think about popular culture. As a novelist, Umberto Eco has written the secret history of the world.
Swashbuckling Star Caption: circa Hollywood actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr - who received a knighthood in 1949 for 'furthering Anglo-American amity'. (Photo by George Hurrell/John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images) Date created: 01 Jan 1937
20 Female Harlem Renaissance Writers You Should Know
Dorothy West - Dorothy West (Jun 1907 – Aug Novelist & short story writer during time of Harlem Renaissance. Best known for novel The Living Is Easy, as well as many other short stories & essays, about life of an upper-class black family.
Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story. Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice
Actress Danièle Watts Wrongfully Detained After Being Mistaken for a Sex Worker. Actress Danièle Watts was wrongfully detained under the suspicion that she was a prostitute after being affectionate with her husband in Studio City, California.
Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen, born Nellie Walker, was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance. First working as a nurse and a librarian, she published two novels—Quicksand and Passing —and a few short stories
Langston Hughes American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Prominent figure during the
Kids in Baltimore, MD use "yo" as a gender-neutral pronoun. Click through to read the NPR article. Their intention does not seem to be to correct sexist language, but that is the end result nonetheless.
Dorinda 'Dori' Sanders is an African-American novelist, food writer and farmer. Her first novel, Clover, was a bestseller, and won a 1990, Lilian Smith Book Award. Sanders was born in Filbert, a community in York County.Dorinda ‘Dori’ Sanders is an African-American novelist, food writer and farmer. Her first novel, Clover, was a bestseller, and won a 1990, Lilian Smith Book Award. Sanders was born in Filbert, a community in York County. The eighth of 10 children, she grew up working on her…