Linked by talent, and ultimately fate, Bessie Smith and Janis Joplin were the very definition of the blues.
Existence is meaningless, life is pointless, everything is negative. Right? Not necessarily. Peep the humbling spin that existentialism and absurdism provide—in 700 words or less.
Lexicon lovers, phrase fanciers, word worshipers, lend me your melons. The Big Smoke’s Vocab-Extender returns with some more luscious lingo for you to wrap your lips around.
Does your conversation need a booster? Your barbs need a sharpen? Well, the Vocab-Extender returns to replace the lead in your pencil.
Is your lexicon feeling a little … limited? Well, fear not, for the TBS Vocab-Extender will extend your vocabulary without judgement or upturned nose.
The transformative, yet oft-ignored jazz wizard Thelonius Monk is in the Google chair this week. Get better acquainted with genius, Daddy-o.
The term “Kafkaesque” is bandied about the round table of discussion, but what the hell does it mean? And what of the man’s body of work?
A man whose life was as macabre and mysterious as his work, Edgar Allan Poe is one name who should be Googled … forevermore.
Enemy of the State, moralist, and voice of the people … but what made Dostoevsky Dostoevsky and why does his work still resonate?
Loretta Barnard scales the soaring heights of the adaptable, yet unique composer Igor Stravinsky.