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Looking for the sex, drugs, and rock n roll you always wanted in classic works of literature?You’ve come to the right place.

LIT AF David Preston

    • Arts

Looking for the sex, drugs, and rock n roll you always wanted in classic works of literature?You’ve come to the right place.

    LIT AF / The Riff 003: That's What I'm Talking About

    LIT AF / The Riff 003: That's What I'm Talking About

    Welcome back to the LIT AF Riff. The Riffs are shorter episodes of LIT AF – no novels or interviews, just my unfiltered, unrehearsed thoughts on what's going on in the world and how we can tell a better story about it with Open-Source Learning. In this Riff: Whether we're talking to ourselves, someone else, or a computer, getting clear in our heads helps send a clear message. Here are some strategies you can use.

    • 15 min
    LIT AF / The Riff 004: Honestly

    LIT AF / The Riff 004: Honestly

    Welcome back to the LIT AF Riff. The Riffs are shorter episodes of LIT AF – no novels or interviews, just my unfiltered, unrehearsed thoughts on what's going on in the world and how we can tell a better story about it with Open-Source Learning. In this Riff: Honestly? Uh huh. If you were honest 100% of the time you'd never need to start a sentence that way.

    • 12 min
    LIT AF/The Riff002: The Only Food You'll Ever Need

    LIT AF/The Riff002: The Only Food You'll Ever Need

    Welcome back to the LIT AF Riff. The Riffs are shorter episodes of LIT AF – no novels or interviews, just my unfiltered, unrehearsed thoughts on what's going on in the world and how we can tell a better story about it with Open-Source Learning. In this Riff: I confront my own creative procrastination and interrupt a workout to make a meaningful peanut butter sandwich.

    • 15 min
    LIT AF/ The Riff: What's Your Story?

    LIT AF/ The Riff: What's Your Story?

    It's the first LIT AF Riff! The Riffs are shorter episodes of LIT AF – no novels or interviews here, just my unfiltered, unrehearsed thoughts on what's going on in the world and how we can tell a better story about it with Open-Source Learning. In this Riff: I argue with my car and floss my teeth. Along the way I give a brief history of bad breath and I explain why, no matter what advertisers tell you, you can't buy your way out of being afraid.

    • 15 min
    LIT AF Season 5 Episode 2/ All Art Is Useless: Oscar Wilde's Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray

    LIT AF Season 5 Episode 2/ All Art Is Useless: Oscar Wilde's Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Oscar ends the preface by writing, "All art is useless." Really? Was he being coy in response to his critics? Was he being defiant in putting sex and homoeroticism front and center in Victorian England? Or was he daring us to argue the point? Whether you're a realist or a romantic, there's something for you on this episode of LIT AF.

    • 15 min
    LIT AF Season 5 Episode 3/ Step Into My Studio: Chapter 1 of The Picture of Dorian Gray

    LIT AF Season 5 Episode 3/ Step Into My Studio: Chapter 1 of The Picture of Dorian Gray

    When does art reveal the artist? When is art too personal to share? What's the deal with Basil and Dorian Gray, why is Lord Henry Wotten so nosy, and speaking of nosy, exactly how many different kinds of flowers could Oscar Wilde stuff into one studio? All this and more on LIT AF Season 5 Episode 3.

    • 32 min

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