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Dawn Tripp on ‘Georgia,’ Framing Georgia O’Keeffe’s Legacy

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the most remarkable artists in American history, but few know the intimate details of the woman behind the abstract masterpieces. In Georgia, author Dawn Tripp brings readers into O’Keeffe’s life and reveals the strength, ferocity, and drive this artist possessed. Earlier this year, Bookish editor Kelly Gallucci caught up with Tripp at the Newburyport Literary Festival to talk about the process of novelizing a true story, the importance of voice, and O’Keeffe’s legacy. Bookish: In most novels, the author creates the events, the timeline, the plot points. When you’re capturing a real person’s life, however, those elements are dictated to you. Was it a challenge to work within the…

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PBS’s “Buried Alive” Unmasks the Truth About Edgar Allan Poe

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The idea of “fake news” feels like a recent phenomenon, a term made popular in the past year thanks to the controversial 2016 election. But as it turns out, “fake news” has been happening for far longer than that, with victims of false reporting sprinkled throughout our history. One of those historical victims? The grandfather of horror himself, Edgar Allan Poe. Famous for his dark writing and haunting plots, Poe has become synonymous with gothic horror. But his private life is considered just as notorious as his work, with rumors about the author pervading our literary culture. Some say that he was just as mad as his characters, while others mention his sexual perversions and opioid addictions. Even his death…

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Spartan Up! Isaiah Vidal is Creating His Own Inspiring Legacy

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Elite athlete Isaiah Vidal easily could have taken the wrong path. Determined not to follow in his father’s footsteps though, Vidal put everything he had into creating a legacy he would be proud to leave behind. He has worked every day to keep negativity out of his life and is proud of his transformation to become one of the top ten Spartan Race athletes in the world. Vidal spoke with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about who he turned to for inspiration and how you can make necessary changes in your own life. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race…

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TED Talks: Why Raghava KK Has a 200-Year Plan

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What is the single most important force defining your identity? For artist Raghava KK, it’s your creative legacy. In this engaging and insightful talk, from TEDxSummit 2012, Raghava describes the 200-year plans he and his wife design in order to put their unique stamp on the digital legacies they leave for their family in the future. Raghava also explores the ways the internet allows us to export our memories, and our ability to pick and choose what about our pasts we choose to remember and forget. As Raghava puts it, “Creativity is the most important tool we have. It lets us create who we are and curate what is to come,” as we look back and as we look forward.…

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