Monthly Archives: November 2012

I have a dream… about structure and rhythm.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech analyzed by Nancy Duarte from Duarte on Vimeo. I am already cheating with this blog. Rather than an essay, go look at a speech by Martin Luther King. It is only justified because the above video about … Continue reading

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“Sinatra Has A Cold”: New Journalism and Gay Talese

Gay Talese’s “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,” published in April 1966,  has one of the best back stories in journalism. Talese travelled to San Francisco to interview the great music legend for a profile piece. Sinatra, approaching 50, out of popularity, growing … Continue reading

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Joan Didion ‘On Self-Respect’

Once in a dry season, I wrote in large letters across two pages of a notebook that innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that one likes oneself. … I recall with embarrassing clarity the flavor of those particular ashes. It was … Continue reading

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