Entries from November 2011

The Holstee Manifesto

The Holstee Manifesto

The Holstee Manifesto. Get it here.

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Support your indie bookstore!

“There are lots of reasons to support local businesses, whether it’s mom-and-pop hardware stores or neighborhood farmers’ markets. But when you buy from an independent bookseller, you’re doing something more. You’re helping to keep alive an important force in making our national literary culture more diverse, interesting and delightful. Your shelves are full of books that wouldn’t be there if not for indie booksellers you’ve never met, struggling to get by in shops you’ve never heard of. That’s why it’s so important to support the one next door.”

Laura Miller


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Emily Dickinson was here

Emily Dickinson dress

Emily Dickinson’s only surviving dress, Amherst Historical Society, Amherst, Massachusetts, 2010 (photo: Annie Leibovitz, from Pilgrimage).

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N is for Neville

N is for Neville

View all the Gashlycrumb Tinies here.

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A letter from Edward Gorey

Gorey envelope

Envelope illustrated by Edward Gorey. (via)

“This is the theory… that anything that is art… is presumably about some certain thing, but is really always about something else, and it’s no good having one without the other, because if you just have the something it is boring and if you just have the something else it’s irritating.”

— Edward Gorey

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“I’ve been stumped here for a while”

Paul Simon performs a partially written “Still Crazy After All These Years” in September 1974: “I’ve been stumped here for a while.” I know the feeling.

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Italy, 1940

Duce Duce Duce

Photo by Carl Mydans. (Life Magazine)

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The road to ruin

If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking; and from that to incivility and procrastination.

Thomas de Quincey

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Bob Cousy, 1956

Bob Cousy drives the lane against the Rochester Royals, December 12, 1956. (Sports Illustrated)

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Sam and Dave: You Don’t Know Like I Know (1967)


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