Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Arts & Culture

What’s happening in the wider world of art and culture.

If you've ever found yourself swept up in the "serial comma" debate, you're likely familiar with the intensity of opinions that can arise from this seemingly simple piece of punctuation. However, as the Times of London can attest, sometimes...
It's easy to feel like a small fish in a big pond when it comes to the art world. There are so many other individuals with the same passion as you, and yet it can sometimes feel impossible to...
You have written something you are really proud of. You want the rest of the world to read it, too. Great! So, how to go about getting it out there? There are two routes to publishing – the traditional publishing houses...
Have you ever had so much trouble wrapping up a story that you kept adding sentence after sentence, paragraph after paragraph or even chapter after chapter in search of a conclusion? Maybe you have run out of steam halfway through...
Today we celebrate what would have been the 128th birthday of controversial literary figure D.H. Lawrence. Or, can we really say 'celebrate'? This is, after all, an author who had only one positive obituary. Celebration or not, there is...
http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/atlantis2/cbsnews_player_embed.swf Check out the above video from CBS News about the recently demolished "Great Gatsby" mansion. The mansion, a 2,000-square-foot Long Island estate, was host to many grand parties in the roaring 20's and was supposedly the inspiration for Daisy...
Samuel Longhorne Clemens (1835-1910), known by the pen name Mark Twain, has been called “the father of American literature. ” In his day he was America’s most famous literary icon. A humorist, satirist, lecturer and novelist, Twain combined narrative...
Late in 2013, a letter tied to the fight for American independence was found in a Manhattan museum's attic. Addressed to "the people of Britain," the twelve-page letter handwritten by Robert R. Livingston goes into great detail about the...
At Paperblanks we love books and movies, so we asked our staff about their favourite onscreen bookshops.  In this new blog series we’ll show you the bookshops we found in some of our favourite movies. In Eternal Sunshine of the...
Here at Paperblanks we’re obviously fascinated by old world book-making and binding techniques – but this is something completely different! 70 small books with lead pages and wire binding were found in a cave in Jordan that could date...