Apr 15
lauramcphee:

Colette et Louis XIV, chez elle au Palais Royale, c1950 (Sanford H. Roth)

lauramcphee:

Colette et Louis XIV, chez elle au Palais Royale, c1950 (Sanford H. Roth)

echooftheboom:

Today, Echo of the Boom officially comes out. Here is a sneak peak at pages 462 and 463. But you know, on fire.
http://echooftheboom.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Echo-Boom-Maxwell-Neely-Cohen/dp/1940207177/

It’s pub day for Maxwell Neely-Cohen! He told me he dropped this burning copy of Echo of the Boom about one-half second after his friend took this photo. 

echooftheboom:

Today, Echo of the Boom officially comes out. Here is a sneak peak at pages 462 and 463. But you know, on fire.

http://echooftheboom.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Echo-Boom-Maxwell-Neely-Cohen/dp/1940207177/

It’s pub day for Maxwell Neely-Cohen! He told me he dropped this burning copy of Echo of the Boom about one-half second after his friend took this photo. 

Apr 10
Apr 08

moorewr:

karenhealey:

INTERNETS OMG

"FEELS" HAS BEEN A LEGIT TERM SINCE AT LEAST 1782:

image

The Duchess, by Amanda Foreman.

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, really wrote a real letter to her mother complaining about the feels in 1782.

I love everything.

Georgiana ought to be made the honorary first user of tumblr.

Wish I’d had a little more room to express my glee — I mean, all my feels — about this, but it’s in my latest NYT Mag mini-column.

(Thanks, Karen Healey and Walter! And thanks, Stan, for looking up the OED’s earliest recorded use: 1837.)

Source: karenhealey

Apr 04

A friend and I were beginning that strange dance of making plans to make plans, when I mentioned that I’d be traveling to Jerusalem soon. “We should get together right away,” he joked, “before you come down with Messiah syndrome.” It was the kind of precision-targeted crack only an old friend can manage. I can’t remember whether I laughed or winced first.
When I was young, my mother had a feverish conversion and started a church in our living room. I’d always been a tiny bit anxious that I might one day follow suit, hear the calling myself, start roaming the streets, preaching salvation. A committed but fearful agnostic, I’d never intended to tempt fate by visiting the Holy Land. But I was going to the Jerusalem Book Fair….

“Doubter in the Holy Land,” my essay for NYT Mag’s Lives

A friend and I were beginning that strange dance of making plans to make plans, when I mentioned that I’d be traveling to Jerusalem soon. “We should get together right away,” he joked, “before you come down with Messiah syndrome.” It was the kind of precision-targeted crack only an old friend can manage. I can’t remember whether I laughed or winced first.

When I was young, my mother had a feverish conversion and started a church in our living room. I’d always been a tiny bit anxious that I might one day follow suit, hear the calling myself, start roaming the streets, preaching salvation. A committed but fearful agnostic, I’d never intended to tempt fate by visiting the Holy Land. But I was going to the Jerusalem Book Fair….

Doubter in the Holy Land,” my essay for NYT Mag’s Lives

Mar 31
believermag:

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believermag:

BELIEVER AND TIN HOUSE—DUAL SUBSCRIPTION DEAL

Today is the last day to get the year-long dual subscription to Tin House and the Believer for only $65.

See more info here: http://the.blvr.org/1offYVz
We were related to Sam Houston—governor of Tennessee, governor of Texas, rememberer of the Alamo—but not to Whitney. I learned this about my family ten years or so after being born into it. I was not quite sure how this could be true but I did not press the issue. Of more personal interest to me at the time was the fact that we also had a castle. After my father’s father died, my grandmother went with her sister Lucy and their cousin Billy to Scotland and found it, walked around and through the crumbled gray keep and the jagged tower on the cliff overlooking Loch Ness. Billy took a photograph my grandmother later framed and hung on her dining room wall, under the tartan swatches and the coats-of-arms of the rest of the family’s families: the Comyns, the Carrs, the Jareds, the Lowes. Someone among them had fought alongside William Wallace, or so we were told, or so we told ourselves. When I watched Braveheart, years later, I found myself trying to pick out familiar faces among the face-painted hordes. There were a few.
Ain’ts,” by Rachael Maddux, at Guernica (via thebegats)
Mar 27

Your mentor has anointed one of her other favorite students to sleep with the art teacher, but you, despite your little “pig-like” eyes, sleep with him instead.

You identify communist intellectuals from the variety of dyspepsia remedies on the bathroom shelf.

Such bad luck! You killed the nanny instead of your wife and have had to spend most of your life in hiding.

And other clues I put together for The Toast…

Mar 26

echooftheboom:

Burning my own book did not feel the way I thought it would. No part of it felt destructive or transgressive. It felt appropriate. Like it would have been weird if I had not have burned it.

The word “fire” occurs 23 times in Echo of the Boom. “Burn” occurs 44 times. The final edit that was made before locking the manuscript was the removal of the line “close enough, this page might simply burn in your hands.” They took it out because of the people who would be reading the digital version. I guess you can’t really burn a book anymore. Only a copy of a book.

- Maxwell Neely-Cohen

(own the book)

Mar 25
powells:

gehayi:

atalantapendrag:

fatanarchy:

THIS IS WHAT ANARCHY LOOKS LIKE.

Hope for the future.

This kid is incredible.

Heroic.

powells:

gehayi:

atalantapendrag:

fatanarchy:

THIS IS WHAT ANARCHY LOOKS LIKE.

Hope for the future.

This kid is incredible.

Heroic.

Source: joys-r-us

nevver:

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”  — Flannery O’Connor (above, with self-portrait)

nevver:

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
Flannery O’Connor (above, with self-portrait)

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
W.B. Yeats (via natural-magics)

andrewstuntpilot:

Shakespeare’s Deaths and Murders infographic, by Caitlin Griffin at Drown My Books.

This was sent to me this afternoon by my former English Lit. tutor. File under: classroom wall displays. 

slaughterhouse90210:

“There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.” ― Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

slaughterhouse90210:

“There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.”
― Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

Mar 21
Gorgeous copy of The Red Fairy Book from @foliosociety! Torn between posting this photo of the cover and one of the endpapers illustration in which a cat devours three mice at once as all their mice brethren flee. The spine is also beautiful and the paper feels divine. Thank you, @laurencerand!

Gorgeous copy of The Red Fairy Book from @foliosociety! Torn between posting this photo of the cover and one of the endpapers illustration in which a cat devours three mice at once as all their mice brethren flee. The spine is also beautiful and the paper feels divine. Thank you, @laurencerand!

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