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White on White by Ayşegül Savaş review – storytelling at a chilly remove

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Pressed to name the most influential novel of the past decade, you could do worse than Rachel Cusk’s Outline, which laid a blueprint for fashionably decluttered fiction about barely-there narrators wafting through ran...

Look for Me and I’ll Be Gone by John Edgar Wideman review – inimitable storytelling

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American novelist and short story writer John Edgar Wideman, the first person to win the PEN/Faulkner award for fiction twice, is known for his experimental literary style exploring the African American experience. Ei...

Less storytelling, please: why documentaries will benefit from getting real

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“Main character. Three acts. Heroic journey. Climax. Resolution. Nothing else seems to suffice in today’s documentary marketplace. A good story reigns supreme,” writes the Toronto-based film-maker Brett Story in an es...

Lego aims to woo adult superfans with instore ‘storytelling tables’

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Lego is to create “storytelling tables” at its stores for adult superfans where they can have virtual meetings with set creators and pore over early product designs and prototypes. Adult brick fans, called AFOLs (adul...

An avenue to other worlds: Auditorial, a new idea for accessible storytelling

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Audio storytelling is an avenue into other worlds. So when the Guardian was approached to take part in an experimental project to make journalism more accessible to low-vision and blind users, it felt like an opportun...

Can my storytelling skills charm my young son?

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I’m straining to name a dragon and coming up short. My son is looking on impassively, beginning to lose respect for me. Storytime with my son has always been one of the true joys of parenting, but increasingly it’s be...

Romeo and Juliet remixed: how technology can change storytelling

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On Sunday, as part of the Sydney Opera House’s UnWrapped series, a group of dancers “remixed” Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet by way of an Australian storytelling technology, Omelia. A product built to shuffle characte...

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak review – superlative storytelling

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“The feeling of being ‘in between things’ is good for [writers],” said Elif Shafak in a 2014 interview. This delight in liminal spaces forms the bedrock of her 12th novel, which charts the moving story of Kostas and D...

The Drifters Girl review – sensational songs but flat storytelling

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The idea behind this musical is to show the powerhouse female force that managed the all-male vocal group the Drifters. Faye Treadwell became one of the first prominent African American women to enter music management...