Why do we love our favorite stories? Do they need a beginning, middle and end, and a character who changes by the conclusion? Masters of storytelling explore new answers to age-old questions of the craft.
Carlton Cuse: 6 talks that help me create
"These talks have inspired me to create, in my writing or in my life," says Carlton Cuse, screenwriter and producer of "Lost" and "Bates Motel." "These speakers have 'passionate optimism' -- that inner drive that allows us to risk truly expressing ourselves.”
Elif Shafak: 7 truly captivating talks
Novelist Elif Shafak says, “Even long after I listened to these talks, I noticed I was carrying the words with me wherever I traveled. I can listen to these speakers again and again, hearing something new each time.”
Words, words, words
As Wittgenstein wrote, "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." Watch talks by linguists, data analysts and word nerds who explore the all-encompassing power of language.