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10 Best Novels by Poets

<i>Poet and novelist Naja Marie Aidt's latest is the novel</i> Rock, Paper, Scissors<i>, an engrossing and sharp-edged look at a collapsing family that also</i> …

Lettering & Calligraphy Designs by Daniel Letterman

In this weeks type post I have the pleasure to present the magnificent work of Daniel Letterman – A Berlin based tattoo artist and freelance graphic …

Typography

10 Wonderful Russian Novels You Probably Haven’t Read

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the 2014 Winter Olympics start tomorrow in Sochi, Putin’s favorite vacation spot. So why not commemorate the event …

17 science fiction books that every real sci-fi fan should read

Although sci-fi pushes past the boundaries of reality, it paradoxically allows readers to think about questions that hit closest to home.<p>Technology, society, war, existence, family — these main sci-fi themes are things that we all deal with every day.<p>No literary list is exhaustive, but we've put …

Science Fiction

11 Adult SF Novels to Turn Teens into Genre Die-Hards

School’s out for the year, the weather has broken into full blown summer, all mosquitoes and sunburn, and I’ve become intensely nostalgic for summer …

Books

10 Tattooers to Look Out For in 2015

Finding the right tattooer is tough. Popular artists are easy to find, but almost impossible to book. If you saw their press coverage, so did …

Art

Jerry Stahl: 'Our family business was shame'

Twenty years ago, Jerry Stahl was injecting heroin as his baby was being delivered. Now, the author of Permanent Midnight is a father again at 59. He talks to Chris Campion about second chances<p>Jerry Stahl’s first stab at parenting was recorded in the opening chapter to his 1995 memoir Permanent …

11 Things You Can Learn Before Your Airplane Lands

Whether you’re only sitting on an airplane for a few hours or you’re spending an entire day flying over an ocean, don’t let precious down time go to …

8. Lunar Park By Brett Easton Ellis

This one will mess you up big time, and the main question you'll be asking yourself is: was it all real, or was it all made up to create a best …

Books

10 Best Hollywood Novels

<i>Michael Friedman’s new book of fiction,</i> Martian Dawn & Other Novels<i>, is an omnibus volume that consists of a reissue of his hilarious 2006 cult novel</i> …

Art

Lost in translation? Here’s my top 10 foreign novels

UK reading habits are an embarrassment, says the director of the Edinburgh international book festival. Let’s save his blushes and talk about translated literature<p>Thanks. Thanks a lot, Comment is free, for asking me to come up with a list of the top 10 “must read” translated novels. As one Twitter …

Microscopic Sculptures Are Hidden in These Luxury Watches

A beautifully crafted time piece is a work of art in its own right, but there’s more to what meets the eye when it comes to a Greubel Forsey …

Top 10 books about being alone

Novelist Rebecca Dinerstein chooses her top 10 books on solitude, remoteness and physical or psychic isolation<p>Writing and reading are famously solitary acts; the loneliness of literature is expected, even embraced. But several writers have expanded solitude’s role, from a necessary condition to a …

30 Books You Need To Read Before You Turn 30

Some books are best read at a certain age. Even the novels and memoirs you might consider timeless -- Toni Morrison's <i>The Bluest Eye</i> or Joan Didion's <i>The Year of Magical Thinking</i> -- can serve a special purpose if consumed during a particular phase in your life. That particular phase is, of course, …

30+ Amazing DIY Paintings For Your Blank Walls

Our walls are like blank canvases waiting to be filled […]

Painting

Why Allen Ginsberg Matters: The Essential Ginsberg

In 1997, the last year of his life, poet Allen Ginsberg fretted that the first amendment battles won over his iconic epic Howl, would now face a reversal. Howl had been read on Pacifica radio, and censors now wanted to confine those readings till late night, lest innocent ears be compromised. …

pink pistols preview: (re)fashioning the female body

i-D preview a new exhibition of work by photographers who are challenging mainstream representations of the female body.<p>MA Photography students Simone Steenberg and Lolo Bates are fed up with the way fashion repeatedly presents the female body: as passive, weak and superficial. Seeking to challenge …

Feminism