Reflections on getting dressed, Dolly Parton, and the search for the ever elusive belly laugh… When I was sixteen I wrote a short essay for English Lit answering the question, “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” In a nauseatingly naive tone, I wrote about a house by the sea, a small baby laughing in […]
If Only Every Book Could Finish Like This
I do. I really do want every book to leave you wondering why every book isn’t as special as The Fault in Our Stars. Hot damn, people!! Sometimes books best-sell for a reason. It is futile to add more noise to the Internet’s democratic blessing of this work. Observe this, from Amazon: That is over […]
Loved this in the NYRB this week. Miss those boozy nights of literary rapscallionism.
Currently obsessed with…
Jeff Vandermeer’s The Southern Reach Trilogy. Have blazed through the first two in less than 48 hours. Like Kafka but creepier and more entertaining!
Entire USC MFA Class Drops Out
Damn. Check out the letter they wrote to the administration: The University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design’s internationally-renowned MFA program is, sorrowfully, over as we have come to know and love it. For most of the past decade, this graduate program has excelled as an exemplary institutional model and major epicenter […]
For Love and Squalor, Sixty-Five Years Ago Today
Sixty-five years ago today, J.D. Salinger published the beloved short story “For Esmé With Love and Squalor.” Cheers to the New Yorker for the friendly reminder, and cheers to LitHub for what appears to be a treasure trove of literary gems. For the full text, click the image below.
We Loved You, You Bastion of Kryptonite Cocktail Sloppiness Friends. Friends Friends Friends. We know times change. Bars come and go, people move on, life changes, we grow up. Time marches on. But we thought, naively of course, that Winnie’s would always be there. That we would always be able to return to recapture our […]
50 of the World’s Most Translated Books
Love this, from 7Brands in honor of World Book Day:
Why We Write
Love this, from Grant Snider’s Incidental Comics: For further explanation, please consider the Art-Fame-Soul Diagram.
History of Banned Books: an Infographic
Love this: Courtesy of our friends at: http://www.printerinks.com/