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Mary Gordon on the Joy of Notebooks and How Writing by Hand Catalyzes Creativity

Every few years, a new anthology of essays on why writers write comes along. While most tend to be invariably excellent, one of the best presents I’ve ever received was a copy of the 2001 collection <b>Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from The New York Times</b> (<i>public library</i>). What made this …

How to Pack Like Pioneering Journalist Nellie Bly, Who Circumnavigated the Globe in 1889 with Just a Small Duffle Bag

<i>“Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real,”</i> science fiction godfather Jules Verne famously proclaimed. He was right about the general sentiment but oh how very wrong about its gendered language: Sixteen years after Verne’s classic novel <i>Eighty Days Around the World</i>, his vision for …

Moleskine Detour: Inside Beloved Creative Icons’ Notebooks

The creative person’s notebook has been called <i>“a memory warehouse,” “a means of detachment,” “the perfect place to document daydreams.”</i> As a lover of the notebooks and sketchbooks of famous artists, designers, and other creators, I’m utterly delighted by <b>Moleskine: The Detour Book</b> (<i>public library</i>), …

100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

Design history books abound, but they tend to be organized by chronology and focused on concrete -isms. From publisher Laurence King, who brought us the epic Saul Bass monograph, and the prolific design writer Steven Heller with design critic Veronique Vienne comes <b>100 Ideas that Changed Graphic</b> …

Rare Miles Davis Live Recordings Capture the Jazz Musician at the Height of His Powers

Very early in his career as a bandleader, Miles Davis developed a reputation for a too-cool persona on stage. Whether turning his back on the crowd …