By Alex Mika It’s been two weeks since Valentine’s Day appeared on our tear-away calendars, and as the pink dust settles and the flowers start to wilt, you may be wondering, “What did I get myself into?” You may even begin to think that the comedy of errors that is your love life is something… More Shakespearean Sonnet Shenanigans
By Alyssa Grimaldi As both a used bookstore-enthusiast and a Libra, I have often found myself frantically perusing the shelves in charming small businesses, absolutely panicking because my friends want to depart but I still haven’t found that life-changing novel. This list is for fellow hopelessly hesitant Libras in danger of being stranded at a… More Four Purchases I’ve Made at Used Bookstores
And the 10 That You Should be Following Based on Your Aesthetic! By Jennie Fetzer In an internet-obsessed world of Kardashians and #Sponsored content, it might seem hard to imagine another kind of social media influencer- one who inspires you to do the exact opposite of scrolling through your feed and pick up a book?… More What’s a Literary Instagram Anyways?
By Kathryn O’Donnell Our mission at Long River this issue was to find and publish pieces that are next, not now. “Next” shouldn’t be reserved solely for ideas that have never been discussed before. “Next” could be looking at a story that’s already been told from a new perspective. The parameters of “next” are defined… More What makes a story “next”?
If you keep up with the world of commercial fiction, you may have noticed that the genre of the rom-com is making a bit of a comeback, in more ways than one. Romance was one of the most popular genres in literature in the 2000s, with big names such as The Notebook and Bridget Jones’… More Romance on the Upswing: Chick-lit is making a comeback
In middle school, I would come home and tell my parents about which book I was reading for class. It was wonderful to hear their interpretations of the readings, and I felt like it somehow bridged a gap between us. My father would tell funny stories about his teachers, like the way one of them… More A Separate Peace: The Throes of Rivalry
Call me cliché, but with winter hanging around, the topic of death is on my mind more often than usual. This winter has been a little strange, with warmer temperatures than normal, but we won’t get into why that is. It has certainly increased outdoor activities – I’ve seen more people walking around outside than… More Dead Poets Society: New England Chapter
As you have probably gleaned from the title, I like to cook. I am no Food Network star or Carla Music from Bon Appetit, but I do truly love to cook. As an amateur cook teaching himself as much as possible with any scrap of free time, I have come across a couple cooking principles… More Lessons from the Kitchen That Will Make You A Better Writer
Sometimes to see, you need to listen first. For almost all of the projects I would create before 2016, I ran into a wall over and over again: For some reason, I couldn’t visualize anything about my stories the way I needed to. It wasn’t because I didn’t have a vivid imagination or that my… More Writing With Sound: Making playlists for your stories
When I was in elementary school back in 2009, I remember being envious of the kids whose parents let them borrow their Nooks (or Kindles?). It made those kids look cool and sophisticated. Then again, when you’re young anything new looks cool. I was there when my teachers started using SMART Boards instead of overhead… More The Smell of Books > The Smell of the Screen