Category Archives: Writing

Is Everyone Writing A Novel ?

New York City-based artist, writer and composer Cory Arcangel started an innocuous Twitter feed called “Working On My Novel” two years ago. Using only retweets of the phrase, Arcangel has just published a book which pulls together a curated selection … Continue reading

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Zippy Among the Sluggish (it’s all relative)

Between April 1 and June 15, 2014, the folks at wefi , a national network analytics firm, collected data from millions of public wifi hotspots around the U.S.. Based on 45 day average speeds, they’ve determined the fastest wifi in … Continue reading

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Monday is majorly miscellaneous

French Lessons What comes Afterglobe ? Isn’t a great bookstore worth traveling for ? See if these inspire. Venice is a time machine. Do you know the French Raymond Chandler ? If you can’t reach me, I’ll be spending the … Continue reading

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Literary Ireland

Ireland a Literary Atlas maps the rich literary heritage of Ireland. The infographic was produced by BuyBooks.ie and designed by UK-based NeoMan Studios. Too bad they left out my favorite contemporary Irish writer Kevin Barry.

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Books About Town

On July 2nd, artfully decorated benches shaped like books began popping up all around London. Books About Town is a public arts event celebrating London’s literary heritage and is sponsored by the National Literary Trust, an organization dedicated to supporting … Continue reading

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When in the course of human events…

The Declaration of Independence in American H.L. Mencken 1921 WHEN THINGS get so balled up that the people of a country got to cut loose from some other country, and go it on their own hook, without asking no permission … Continue reading

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Future Library

Future Library is a public art project by Scottish artist Katie Paterson, which will slowly unfold over the next 100 years in the city of Oslo, Norway.A thousand trees have been planted in Normarka, a forest just outside Oslo. It … Continue reading

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Murakami, more is not enough

Suzanne Dean, the Creative Director of Random House in London, designed the new book jacket for Haruki Murakami’s new novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, which includes a sheet of stickers so readers can redesign their own … Continue reading

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About Murakami

New York psychologist, writer and animator Ilana Simons created this terrific short animated film called “About Haruki Murakami” to celebrate everyone’s favorite Japanese writer. Well, he’s my favorite, any way.

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Call Me Ishmael

Call Me Ishmael is an intriguing new way to share your love of books and reading. The concept behind the project is quite simple: Step # Call Ishmael’s phone number 774.325.0503 . Step #2 Listen to a brief message. Step … Continue reading

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