10 Examples of Why Rappers are among the Best Writers of the 21st Century

By: Sten Spinella

Last year, one of my blog posts for the Long River Review claimed that hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar is America’s leading public intellectual. In sports journalism terms, that would be called an “electric” or “hot” take. Continuing in that direction this year, I’d like to posit a deeply held conviction of mine: rappers are some… More 10 Examples of Why Rappers are among the Best Writers of the 21st Century By: Sten Spinella

hint fiction (n) : a story of 25 words or fewer that suggests a larger, more complex story

Hint fiction, a genre that has been around since the beginning of story-telling, has made a great comeback on the literary scene, thanks in large part to one of my all-time favorite books, titled, aptly, hint fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer edited by Robert Swartwood. This small, sea-foam green publication,… More hint fiction (n) : a story of 25 words or fewer that suggests a larger, more complex story