NPR’s Protojournalist conducts an experiment with Hemingway, an app designed to help make your prose as bold and clear as Papa’s: how does it react when you feed it a few lines of The Sun Also Rises? You might be surprised.
Do not tell Papa. He might take it hard. To say his prose can be improved by machinery may not be good, but it is gutsy. And that is good.
Will all of this lead to finer work by young writers in Paris and elsewhere? Maybe they will keyboard long and well and the result will be BitTorrents of Spring or The Old Man and the C Drive.
"I keep everything inside; I am
a wine cellar of unsaid things.
This is why my love letters burn
like whiskey - every word is
fermented with all the fluff
evaporated off. I love in a way
that leaves people on the floor."
Alright alright alright! Congratulations to all the winners at last nights 86th Academy Awards arguably the biggest night of the year for movies. Three of the biggest winners last night included Dallas Buyers Club(starring Best Actor winner Matthew McConaughey and Best Supporting Actor winner Jared Leto), Gravity(for basically all the technical awards and Alfonso Cuaron for Best Director) and of course the great12 Years A Slavewhich captured the biggest award of the night Best Picture. If you still need to catch up on these three great films you can currently find them available on dvd at branches throughout the NYPL system along with most of the other nominees and winners from last night.