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My Article in Quillette Magazine: Art, Commerce, and Vision

Quillette Magazine published my article on why artists aren’t necessarily leftist: “Art, Commerce, and Vision.” If you don’t know Quillette, check it out! It’s an online platform for free speech. Here’s what I wrote my friends: I am delighted to send you my article on Quillette Magazine. It’s about why […]

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Colette, A Review

On a recent Saturday, my husband and I enjoyed date night at the Paris Theater. We watched the film Colette. I’m a novelist and so the film held a special resonance for me. It’s always intriguing for me to see how other women do it–how other women wrestle with the […]

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Art and Representation

Representation My husband Sabin Howard can sculpt. Think Carpeaux, Canova, or Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Think Michelangelo. He says, “Art represents us. How do we want to be represented?” It’s a fair question, and answering it leads me to all the reasons I’m not a post-modernist. Boiling it down, I believe in […]

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Factual Error in The New Yorker: Is this how fake news starts?

Factual error in the New Yorker: I write this post not just for myself, but for all women whose ideas were misattributed to a man, and who were told to leave it be and not to rock the boat. My husband Sabin Howard is making a national memorial, the National […]

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Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training A few months ago, a long time friend came for dinner. She’s an American living elsewhere. She’s brilliant and amazing and full of knowledge, an expert in her field. But she has forgotten how to listen. She talked over my husband and me and couldn’t hear any […]

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IA&T is Back with Director Malcom Carter

Malcom Carter on IA&T BlogTalkRadio show Independent Artists & Thinkers is BACK! On November 23, 2016 we will host Director/Producer/Writer Malcom Carter. Are all things in the Universe really connected? How can we learn to see things differently? Join us as director, writer, and producer Malcom Carter talks about his new […]

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Arrival, A Beautiful Movie

Arrival, a beautiful movie The movie opens with a reverie about time and memory, set in a scene of love, the love a mother feels for her child, and loss. The images fade. Louise, a professor of languages, goes to her university to teach. The students are mesmerized by news […]

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Two Excellent Reviews of THE YEAR OF LOVING

Two excellent reviews of THE YEAR OF LOVING Two of my favorite book review blogs posted reviews of THE YEAR OF LOVING, and they were great reviews. Tome Tender Book Blog, whose tag line is “When it comes to books, who needs shelf control”–a sentiment with which I heartily agree–ran […]

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Recent Sabin Howard Articles, Podcasts & Videos

My husband Sabin Howard has been getting a lot of press lately because of the World War I Memorial. Here are some recent Sabin Howard articles, podcasts & videos. The Wall Street Journal ran a terrific article about him entitled “Conveying Horror and Heroism for World War I Memorial.” If […]

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Beautiful Santa Fe

There’s a friend to whom I used to send lengthy missives about my life. I fear I trespassed against my friend’s great kindness with these long notes. I have promised myself to stop. But as George Orwell said, writing is thinking, and in the process of writing, I clarified things […]

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Announcing THE YEAR OF LOVING

Announcing THE YEAR OF LOVING I am delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of THE YEAR OF LOVING. Art gallerist Sarah Paige’s world is crumbling. One daughter barely speaks to her and the other is off the rails. Sarah is struggling to keep her gallery afloat in a tough market […]

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Traci L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical, paranormal, and romantic novels.