A list of the past week's Largehearted Boy features: Book Notes: (authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates to their book) Brendan Kiely for his novel The Last True Love Story Ishion Hutchinson for his poetry collection House...
Capturing a compelling slice of American history, October Sky has travelled from best-selling autobiography to acclaimed 1999 film to now a lovely musical. This is the story of Homer Hickham, a teenager in a West Virginia coal mining town who overcomes traditional expectations of going down in the mines in [...]
This is a true New York love story if I ever heard one. It’s what happens when fate brings a fashion designer and a chef to the same subway stop not once but twice within a single day, and the rest is history. No surprise, she designed a custom gown and he planned a menu […]
In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...
If you think Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo are made for each other, you are probably right. True love simply happens; it cannot be explained. It starts off as a delightful friendship, and gradually catches the fire of love. There is quiet understanding, mutual respect, sharing, joy and tears. Show More Summary
Trans icon Kate Bornstein's memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today, shines a bright, unflinching light on self-image, gender, and life on the far edge of the fringe.
You don't watch Bachelor in Paradise online thinking you're going to watch a true love story unfold. Although it would be a nice bonus. You're watching to see the train wreck that unfolds week in and week out when a bunch of Bachelor...Show More Summary
I wrote about this story in my book The Happiness Project; its lesson is just as true for adults as for children. I’ve never forgotten about that little boy saying sadly, “I can’t love lots of cars.” If you like this story, and would...Show More Summary
In the mood for a good scare? Whether you're getting pumped for Halloween or you just love to have the chills, it can be entertaining to listen to creepy stories. Watch the video above to hear four seriously spooky narrations of true and terrifying college accounts. Show More Summary
Not long ago pop culture was in a vampire rage. Thanks to Twilight, we couldn’t get enough of vampire love stories. The film series based on Stephenie Meyer’s books Grossed more than $3 billion collectively. Then came True Blood on HBO based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries by author Charlaine Harris. That series gave us […]
A new film celebrates the Obamas' first date, but they are not the first White House couple to boast a rom-com-worthy romance
We love to talk about how Netflix and FX ushered in a new era of true-crime television thanks to Making a Murderer and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, but Lifetime has been milking true crime for years now. Amanda Knox!...Show More Summary
"...a living testament to the incredibly improbable trip that we’re on."
A new crowdsourced documentary aims to bring the story of Hans and Margret Rey to life.
Set during World War II in Casablanca, Morocco, and based on a true story, "Allied" stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as two spy assassins who fall in love during a mission to kill a German official. Don't worry, this looks a little better than Pitt's last assassin love story, "Mr. Show More Summary
They say confession is good for the soul. So here is mine... I adore my minivan OK. I said it. I realize this confirms what my sisters always said about me: I'm just not that cool. That's fine with me. My minivan and I can take it. It's...Show More Summary
At the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, Bill Clinton told a story that he’s been telling for the past few years. When he and Hillary Rodham were young and in love, he said, he was trying to get her to marry him. But before...Show More Summary
Disney characters sing lofty messages about finding your true self, developing your special talent and becoming successful doing what you love. Their stories never say: study to become a highly-skilled Information Technician, work hard...Show More Summary
When I was growing up, I was a fan of spooky "could it really be true?" stories. I loved watching reruns of In Search Of... which often focused on things like the Loch Ness monster, and Bigfoot. [ more › ]
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