Neil Gaiman on The Truth of Fiction

ARTICLE VIA CRITICAL MARGINS In a recent article, novelist Neil Gaiman argues for literacy and libraries, but he also argues for fiction’s role in helping children understand the real world. Have we failed children by prescribing what they should or shouldn’t read in school? Neil Gaiman thinks so. In a recent lecture on reading, re-printed…

Yes, No, Goodbye: My Haunted Childhood

This is all true. The first thing I remember buying with my own money as a kid was a Ouija board. It was a Milton Bradley board in a non-descript box on a shelf among a hundred other board games. Clue, Risk, Life, Monopoly: I could have bought any of them, but instead I grabbed…