Rachel Syme http://kenw.org en 100 Years Later, Titanic Lives On In Letters http://kenw.org/post/100-years-later-titanic-lives-letters When I hear the word "Titanic," I picture a tuxedoed Leonardo DiCaprio, waiting at the bottom of a gilded staircase while the voice of Celine Dion swells in my mind. It's all Edwardian glitz and glamour, decadence and passionate love, the kind best enjoyed in a dark theater with plenty of popcorn. And then I quickly remember that the ship sinks, and that <em>Titanic</em> is more than just an epic film from my youth. On April 15, a century will have passed since the ship plummeted into the icy Atlantic, and it is the tragedy we should remember, not just the mythology surrounding it. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 18:03:00 +0000 Rachel Syme 9670 at http://kenw.org 100 Years Later, Titanic Lives On In Letters 'No One Is Here': Outwitting Nazis Through Fiction http://kenw.org/post/no-one-here-outwitting-nazis-through-fiction Some of the best writers do a great deal of borrowing; most wizened professionals will say that in order to write anything, you need to read everything. It is how a writer takes what he or she has read and twists it into something new that is the test. Direct quotation is one thing, but weaving influences into an artful collage is another. Novelist Ramona Ausubel toes that line with delicate precision. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:10:01 +0000 Rachel Syme 6861 at http://kenw.org 'No One Is Here': Outwitting Nazis Through Fiction