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3 Literary Agents Actively Looking for Writers

Here are three agents actively seeking clients. Lindsay Mealing (Emerald City Literary) is seeking science fiction and fantasy (adult). Gill McLay …


This Rotring Rapid Pro Mechanical Pencil Is a Steal at $19

We’re huge fans of everything that Rotring makes, but pencils will always be the first things we think of when we hear their name. That’s why we were …


The Instant Magny 35 Turns Film Cameras Into Instant Cameras

We’ve waxed poetic on the beauty of shooting film before, so we won’t recap why we think it’s something you should rediscover. What we will say, …


In 1950, Elliott Erwitt set out to capture Pittsburgh’s transformation from an industrial city into a modern metropolis

In 1950, Elliott Erwitt set out to capture Pittsburgh’s transformation from an industrial city into a modern metropolis. ICP is presenting these images in the United States for the first time! “Elliott Erwitt: Pittsburgh 1950” is on view at the #ICPMuseum.

Saving Relics in Tremé, Birthplace of Jazz

Al Jackson from Tremé in New Orleans discovered that the homeless who were invited to sleep at the Black Musician’s Union Hall were sleeping on some very historical pillows.<p>-Scott Wenzel

6 Famous Watches and the Men Who Owned Them

You can tell a lot about a man by the kind of watch he wears, and it’s particularly helpful when it’s celebrities. Normally, we’d never have a chance …


jazzonthisday:The Incredible Jimmy Smith recorded Home Cookin’ #onthisday in 1959

The Incredible Jimmy Smith recorded Home Cookin’ #onthisday in 1959.

“Economy: that what you played had to have meaning, not just a bunch of sixteenth notes

<b>“Economy: that what you played had to have meaning, not just a bunch of sixteenth notes. You learn to make better choices of notes as you get older."</b><p><b>Art Farmer, Hamburg [1971] by Heinrich Klaffs</b>

Mosaic’s Teddy Wilson Sessions: A Look Behind the Scenes (Part 2)

Another quick glimpse into the transfer process at Battery Studios during our work on the Teddy Wilson set. Michael Brooks, producer for Columbia producer, joins Matt Cavaluzzo and myself as we hear for the first time a previously unissued performance on our newly released Wilson set.<p>-Scott Wenzel

Debut novel wins top prize at Manitoba Book Awards

For the second year in a row, a debut novel took top prize at the Manitoba Book Awards. Michael Kaan’s The Water Beetles won the McNally Robinson …


These Instant Film Cameras Prove It's Hip to Be Square

We look at two cameras that approach the iconic quadrilateral instant photo from new angles.<p>Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10<p><b>Best for:</b> Instagram …


What is Plot? An Author's Guide to Storytelling • the Reedsy Blog

So, what is a plot in fiction? Let's check your understanding with a pop quiz: which of the following is the best example of a plot?<p>a. A boy finds a …




A Poignant Documentary Examines the Tension Between Photographer Joel-Peter Witkin and His Identical Twin, Painter Jerome Witkin

People<p>Directed by Trisha Ziff, the film is featured in the 2018 AFI DOCS Film Festival at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.<p>,<p>The oeuvre …

Los Angeles

Upcoming Fiction Deadlines

Fiction writers, consider submitting your short stories, novellas, and novels to the following contests, each of which offers a prize of at least …

Creative Writing

Fountain Pen Review: Pilot Vanishing Point, Raden Stripe

<i>Review by Laura Cameron</i>Aesthetically, I’ve never like the look of the Pilot Vanishing Points and Pilot Decimos. Until recently, I never understood …

Fountain Pens

12 Facts About James Joyce

June 16, 1904 is the day that James Joyce, the Irish author of Modernist masterpieces like <i>Dubliners</i> and <i>A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man</i>, and …


The Logigram Turntable Combines Analog Audio With 3D Printing

Music has a long history of bringing people together, and in the case of Italian architect Luca Chieregato and Chilean industrial designer Josefina …


The Largest Tiny Home Resort in the Midwest Is Now Open

Pack your bags—Tiny house builder ESCAPE opens the largest tiny home resort in the Midwest, and is inviting everyone to join the unique community.<p>Whether you're looking to buy a tiny home or simply stay in one for a night or two, Canoe Bay ESCAPE Village welcomes everyone to come join the Tiny Home …


Maxmadco –“Titanium Bolt Action Retractable Pen” Review

Maxmadco “Titanium Bolt Action Retractable Pen” Review<i>This is the first review by new contributor Tim Pockett. Tim is an EDC and stationery</i> …

Stainless Steel

How to find a literary agent with Juliet Mushens: A masterclass for novelists | The Guardian Members

An unmissable masterclass with leading literary agent Juliet Mushens, with advice on everything from editing your manuscript to preparing the perfect submissions package.<p>If you’re a new writer, the process of getting your novel into print might seem a bit daunting. This unique masterclass with …


Learning to Love the Stories of Andre Dubus

Some years ago, in Venice, my wife and I hired a tour guide to shepherd us through the collections at the Galleria dell’Accademia and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. In the former, he drew our attention to a painting of Mary and the infant Jesus. To my untutored eye, it appeared to be a devout …


The New Yorker: A 400-Square-Foot West Village Apartment, Thoughtfully Redone by a Young Architect

Here’s one to watch: Daisy Ames, a tennis player-turned-architect, who toured Europe playing professionally before graduating from the Yale School of …

Small Spaces

Opus 88 Fantasia Fountain Pens

The Opus 88 Fantasia fountain pen features both resin and ebonite in the design. Created as an eyedropper pen to hold more in, the pen has built in …

Stainless Steel

A Ramble About Books About Walking

“[W]RITING IN A ROOM by myself is practically my whole life.” That’s Philip Roth speaking in a 1974 conversation with Joyce Carol Oates that first …


The History of the Trench Lighter

The Western Front of the First World War was an unpleasant place, to say the very least. The chalky French soil would fall apart at the lightest …

Remembrance Day

Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald – Ella And Louis (1956)

The evening before recording this album, on 16 August 1956, both Louis Armstrong and <b>Ella Fitzgerald</b> appeared in an all-star concert that also …

Soul Music

This Rolex Submariner Just Sold For Over $1 Million

The Rolex you see here is officially the most expensive Submariner ever sold, after it moved for the eye-popping price of $1,068,500 yesterday at …


This custom tiny home features a surprisingly spacious interior

Creating a comfortable living space is the always first challenge of tiny home design. Although many people decide to forgo a spacious sleeping area …

Living Rooms

The Pocket Notebooks of 20 Famous Men | The Art of Manliness

A few weeks ago, we published an article on the Manly Tradition of the Pocket Notebook. For that piece, we dug through old books to find references …