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WATCH: Obit goes viral; a wife’s writing career surges

Author Nora McInerny dreamed of writing a book — but this wasn’t the way she thought it would happen<p>Among the least-hoped-for ways that a person's words can go viral, penning a brilliant obituary has to rank pretty high. But in 2014 Aaron Purmort's passing was marked with a clever, honest and even …

Viral

10 Best Museum Shops to Visit

Museum der Dinge, Berlin<p>The Museum der Dinge (Museum of Things) in Kreuzberg in Berlin displays beautifully arranged collection of everyday objects …

Museums

A Rear Opening on Manfrotto's New Pack Protects Camera Gear With Your Body

If you’ve ever found yourself crammed into a packed subway car, right up against another rider’s backpack, you’ve probably realized just how easy it …

Why Sony’s Full Frame Pro Mirrorless Was a Fatal Mistake

There is a big craze for Sony full frame (FF) mirrorless cameras at the moment, and seeing people rush onto that bandwagon is like watching lemmings …

First Draft for Mac wants to help your writing flow

I recently wrote about Ilys, a Web app focused on helping writers <i>write</i> rather than edit. It was all about creative flow over granular perfectionism. First Draft is a Mac app with a similar goal but a slightly less extreme approach to achieving it.<p>Unlike Ilys, First Draft allows you to see what …

Writing

This Dutch startup is designing a plan to beat Dropbox — and it's already profitable

His company, WeTransfer, is still small, but biting at the ankles of companies like Box and Dropbox. Further down the road, his competitors are Apple, Google, and the email attachment.<p>But along the way, Nalden wants to be distracted by the view.<p>The key to the Dutch startup's success are large, …

Childish Gambino

“Brilliant and dangerous”: Anna North’s fictional Sophie Stark uses and discards people to make her vérité films

North on the androgynous Sophie Stark, the chorus of ex-lovers who tell Sophie’s story and the ethics of filmmaking<p>Anna North is the author of the novels "America Pacifica" and the just-released "The Life and Death of Sophie Stark," but before that, years ago, she was the film critic for a tiny …

Writing