• On the Disappearance of Film When I was small, my parents documented our lives with a camera called the Olympus OM-1. This camera captured images of hikes, birthdays, Christmases, and life’s minutiae, rendering our experiences somehow permanent, now that they’d been properly photographed. As time went on and SLR cameras gave way to automatic, this little OM-1 sat on our shelf, […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments February 15, 2013
  • Art as a Promise for Always There are no rules, really, in buying gifts for a loved one. It isn’t always easy to think of what to give on birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays, but here at The Literary Man, we believe that gifts should come from a place of creativity, taking in all there is to know about that person and […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments October 3, 2012
  • Swimming Through These Pages Sometimes you pick up a book simply because it is a beautiful work of art. SWIMMING STUDIES, by Leanne Shapton, is just such a book. I dove into this book, feeling as though I was privy to each memory, each vignette as an intimate detail of her artful and measured life. Once a competitive swimmer who participated […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments September 10, 2012
  • Martinis, Cigarettes, and Love We don’t know where this Condé Nast photo was taken, who they are, or what exactly she’s drinking, but not knowing lets us run away with our imaginations, and we think they were up to something fabulous. Verbal Vixen 0 Comments August 27, 2012
  • Get Your Nose into a Book Thanks to flavorwire, we’ve discovered a hyptnotic series by photographer Lissy Elle Laricchia entitled “Get Back In Your Books” in which she shares “a collection of characters who strive to stay in the real world.” These striking photographs of Alice, Belle, Wendy, and other fairy tale characters with their nose or toes in books, is most definitely worth […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments August 22, 2012
  • An Ode to New York Yesterday, we finished the captivating and beautifully written RULES OF CIVILITY, by Amor Towles. To be clear, we have a propensity to love books about New York, and often take a liking to anything that invokes nostalgia. This book, however, is much more than simply an ode to New York. It’s a symphony. It is a […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments July 27, 2012
  • Marilyn Monroe is Hot in the City It’s hot in the city, but Marilyn Monroe is hotter, and if you hurry you can catch Lawrence Schiller’s stunning and intimate photographs until June 30th. The exhibit, located at the Steven Kasher Gallery on West 23rd Street in New York, includes fifty prints, some newly discovered, of the iconic lady. We love the addition of contact […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments June 20, 2012
  • Aim Higher Than The Horizon The Literary Man will soon explore our literary musings from a recent weekend in the Hamptons, but first, we’d like to share a photo taken by our dear friend, Husler extraordinaire, and Chief Strategy Officer at goodpenny, Andy Ellwood. Life is tough. You’ve got to be a fighter, you’ve got to jump higher, dream big, […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments June 10, 2012
  • A Lighthouse in Paris After discovering the coziest lighthouse of all time in downtown NYC, we are on a hunt for to find towers of light in as many literary cities as we can. Tonight, we hereby share with you a little known lighthouse in all its kitschy glory, nestled into a hill, in downtown Paris. Discovered in an article, “Untapped […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments May 14, 2012
  • Pics of the Little Red Lighthouse in Manhattan Mission accomplished! We snaked our way down 181st Street, descended into the forested west side of Upper Manhattan, and wandered down to the river, where lo and behold the Little Red Lighthouse was there, alive and well, tucked under the massive trestles of the George Washington Bridge. Here’s the view from under the bridge: Here’s […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments May 13, 2012