Edgar Allan Poe judged the greatest tragedy of existence to be humanity’s innate loneliness – our inescapable singularity. As close as one might feel to another, we largely live and die alone, sharing mere slivers of ourselves – our thoughts, fears, loves and hopes – with the outside world. Art, however, can sometimes transcend this [...]
I mightily wish, somehow, I could hear Lincoln speak. If able to choose, I would not choose to hear a speech, even his most famous. Instead, I would like to hear him tell a story. He was, by all accounts, a riveting storyteller, who could weave character, accent and action in ways that were wonderfully timed and delivered. Often the stories were humorous, and he was not reluctant to include, if necessary, the mildly ribald and profane, the better to captivate his listener.
Worst Biography Titles Ever. And in some cases, stories that shouldn’t be told in the first place. Case in point, #1 on our list, which inspired the research for these other gems of biographic nature. These are in no particular order, as each one is completely awful in it’s own right. Enjoy.