Tag: Thomas Larson

Thomas Larson: On Medical Authority

August 2015

In a sea of books and media on medicine and illness, too few give voice to the patients.

Thomas Larson: The Music Is Always There, Part 2

November 2014

Reflections on jazz, improvisation, and the New Orleans Jazz Fest, 2014.

Thomas Larson: The Music Is Always There, Part 1

November 2014

Reflections on jazz, improvisation, and the New Orleans Jazz Fest, 2014.

Thomas Larson: Rachel Maddow, Isocrates, and the Power of Speech

May 2014

The changing nature of authorship in the age of mass media as illustrated by the MSNBC host.

Thomas Larson: The Fearless Oratory of Christopher Hitchens

February 2014

The relationship between Hitchens’ written and public voices illustrates the potential of the social author.

Thomas Larson: The Great Literary Future Behind Us

December 2013

The fourth installment of The Social Author examines how literature lost its conversational dynamic, and why that’s a bad thing.

Thomas Larson: On the Social Authorship of The Bible

November 2013

The third installment of The Social Author explores social authorship and holy texts.

Thomas Larson: Our Multimedial Beginning

September 2013

The second installment of “The Social Author” looks at multimedia storytelling, from the Chauvet cave to the internet café.

Thomas Larson: Writing Seen, Writing Spoken

August 2013

E-readers, texting, book trailers, and Twitter are not only changing the possibilities for writing, but also what it means to be a writer.