Hello and welcome to the real life Fortress of Solitude. This unbelievably beautiful cavern is inside Vatnajökull, Iceland’s biggest glacier, captured by photographer Kate Friend, who took a stunning series of shots inside this 8000sqkm ice mass. More »
The Vampire Diaries episode, "500 Years of Solitude," was a fitting and surprisingly touching tribute to the teen mom turned vamp vixen, Katherine Pierce/Katerina Petrova who was on her death bed. It exposed how traumatic is was forShow More Summary
On those nights when it is colder than the fortress of solitude, use this Superman The Man of Steel Fleece Throw Blanket and let the last son of Krypton keep you warm. This 100% polyester Superman The Man of Steel Fleece Throw Blanket is nice and soft and looks amazing. The Superman The Man of […]
Yiyun Li takes us back to the months after Tiananmen Square and to a fatal poisoning. It's personal, not political. Yiyun Li begins her second novel, "Kinder Than Solitude," in a place of endings: a crematorium. The time is the present,...Show More Summary
I am a firm believer in giving people their space, probably because I always craved solitude. What attracted me to my husband is that he wasn’t a clingy clinger, and my daughter similarly likes her periods of alone time. I can usually...Show More Summary
Lorrie Moore, who we profiled yesterday, has a new story collection on shelves this week. Also out: Kinder Than Solitude by Yiyun Li; What’s Important is Feeling by Adam Wilson; Wonderkid by Wesley Stace; and MFA vs. NYC, a new essay collection (spun off from an n+1 piece) edited by Chad Harbach. Bonus Links: You can now subscribe to listings […]
"The democratic Venezuela that so often received exiles from neighboring countries and gave asylum to political refugees fleeing military governments is once again alone." Maruja Tarre, a Venezuelan journalist in exile, reflects on the violent situation in her home country. Show More Summary
INDIANAPOLIS -- There are four of them here, one of the smallest, loneliest position groups at the NFL combine. They are small in numbers, and even if they make a team, even if they play in the NFL, there is still a piece of solitude. Unlike...Show More Summary
Recovering from an addiction is a difficult enough challenge on its own but it’s especially hard on introverted or shy personalities. It can sometimes be social anxiety that initially leads to alcohol or drug abuse in an attempt to become more amiable by suppressing inhibitions. Show More Summary
Suffering is only suffering if it's done in silence, in solitude. Pain experienced in public, in view of loving millions, was no longer pain. It was communion.
"This Valentine’s Day, we’re canceling solitude!" Pacific Rim was an awesome movie, but we hadn’t considered how much of the dialogue is so well-suited for delightfully geeky valentines. That is, not until we saw these wonderful cards made by Portland, OR-based artist and illustrator Benjamin Dewey. Show More Summary
This animated poem, sent in by Dmitriy T.C., artfully addresses the stigma of being alone. It begins by differentiating between social contexts in which solitude is expected or accepted (libraries) and those in which we are taught it is embarrassing or sad (restaurants). It ends with a defense of the pleasure of being only with […]
Contrary to popular belief, winter is the perfect time for visiting national parks across America. The national parks offer you winter solitude and peaceful snow covered landscapes. Those who want to escape the chill factor can visit national parks in the warmer weather but for daring the winter sites are truly worth seeing. Show More Summary
The Vampire Diaries Episode 511 “500 Years of Solitude” Written By: Julie Plec and Caroline Dries Directed By: Chris Grismer Original Airdate: 23 January 2014 In This Episode… Katherine is dying. After her heart attack, she was stabilized at the hospital, then Stefan compelled the doctors to let him take her home so she can die in peace. Show More Summary
100 episodes. Although not the magical syndication signal it once was, reaching 100 episodes is still an impressive, recognized milestone for a television program. (It’s such a widely accepted benchmark that this very site has a regular...Show More Summary
100 episodes is a milestone most TV shows only dream of reaching, but for "The Vampire Diaries," that dream becomes reality when the 100th episode, "500 Years of Solitude" airs Thursday, Jan. 23.
An unusually high percentage of the new metal currently coming out of Sweden is extremely retro-minded, with bands like Ghost B.C., In Solitude, Portrait, Entrails, and others basically writing and recording music with seemingly no influences (or equipment) dating past 1991. Needless to say, not all these bands are equal, but the ephemeral moment in [...]
Considering how much I loved reading One Hundred Years of Solitude/Cien años de soledad (I taught myself how to read in Spanish in part because I wanted to read this magical story in its original idiom), this is a grievous oversight....Show More Summary
"The Vampire Diaries" 100th episode is a week away... but we couldn't wait that long. Here are 10 spoilers from the big episode, "500 Years of Solitude," plus all the bonus scoop we could fit in one article.
Under the cloak of privacy, we all act like a bunch of freaks. What do you think Superman was doing in his fortress of solitude? He jerked off constantly More » Shameless Things We Do When We’re Alone is a post from Blisstree - Get tips on healthy living, work outs, wellness & health food recipes. Advice & news on mental health & healthcare..