The Lifeboat
Essays, stories and notes on writing, life, culture and art in the digital age.

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Oct
05
Cynic, by Chekhov

Cynic, by Chekhov

A translation of the short story "Cynic" by Anton Chekhov, 1885.
7 min read
Sep
26
Two Newspapermen, by Chekhov

Two Newspapermen, by Chekhov

A translation of the short story Two Newspapermen by Anton Chekhov (1885)
5 min read
Jul
11
Another Stitch On The Wall

Another Stitch On The Wall

How I went vegan for one evening in Amsterdam.
7 min read
Jul
09
Narrator Trope. Part 1: examples of storytellers and voice over narration in film

Narrator Trope. Part 1: examples of storytellers and voice over narration in film

Spoilers ahead. Beware.Adding a narrator is a common technique in film and storytelling in general used as a glue
4 min read
Jun
20
On Watching The Room

On Watching The Room

My review on Tommy Wiseau's masterpiece, The Room.
7 min read
May
17
Man Against Marketing

Man Against Marketing

The Lifeboat №4: A new kind of old narrative conflict we are all engaged in
7 min read
Apr
24

Make Life Strange Again

How art changes our perception of the world by making things unfamiliar and strange
10 min read
Apr
12

Space, Time, Lockdown and Flâneury

The Lifeboat №1: Observations and thoughts on the past year
7 min read
Apr
10
Writing Advice from George Orwell

Writing Advice from George Orwell

Writing Advice and bite-sized lessons from George Orwell's essay "Politics and the English Language".
1 min read
Apr
08
5 Lessons On Writing from Fyodor  Dostoevsky

5 Lessons On Writing from Fyodor Dostoevsky

Five bite-sized lessons on writing from the author of 'The Crime and Punishment' and 'The Idiot'.
1 min read