seanhowe:

Page from “Chiaroscuro,” Marvel Fanfare #40, October 1988, by David Mazzucchelli and Ann Nocenti.

seanhowe:

Page from “Chiaroscuro,” Marvel Fanfare #40, October 1988, by David Mazzucchelli and Ann Nocenti.

Tags: comics

seanhowe:

The Subtle Distinctions! From the stage adaptation of Fortress of Solitude, coming soon to New York.

Wait, WHAT????

Tags: fiction

meninblazers:

At the end of the day, soccer is just like Girls with worse writing and cleats.

Davo is a bit Marnie. Rog is very Shoshanna.

Tetris! the Movie

newyorker:

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Ian Crouch reacts to news of a movie that will based on the beloved video game Tetris:

“There is something troubling in how these films suggest a kind of culture-wide creative exhaustion. Can’t we think of anything new? Why must every character be required to have a market share?” 

"Being a reader doesn’t mean always reading, and it doesn’t mean only reading. A dear friend of mine often says that books make us gluttons for life, and while I don’t attribute my desire to do non-book things on this vacation to any specific thing I’ve read, I know in my bones that reading both makes me more curious about the world and gives me a greater desire to engage with the people around me.

Sometimes, I need to not read."

— from Vacation Reading, or A Vacation From Reading by Rebecca Joines Schinsky (via bookriot)

bookriot:

Want to win a set of awesome Banned Books Week trading cards? We’ve got one up for grabs.

Tags: comics

The best part of Liz Prince’s Tomboy which you definitely should read.

The best part of Liz Prince’s Tomboy which you definitely should read.

Tags: fiction comics

lastnightsreading:

Chip Kidd at Barnes and Noble Tribeca, 8/13/14

lastnightsreading:

Chip Kidd at Barnes and Noble Tribeca, 8/13/14

Tags: fiction

bookriot:

We asked readers to share their favorite assigned reading. We tabulated the data and have your top 25 favorite books that you’ve been assigned to read.
Then we took it one step further and looked at where those favorite assigned titles overlapped with favorite books, most hated books, and the books you were most likely to pretend to have read.
Delicious, delicious data. 

I’m a little disappointed at the lack of contemporary fiction featured in both lists. The inclusion of such texts in public high schools was sparse to begin with but now—with the advent of statewide, standardize testing—they’ve almost disappeared completely. While exposing students to classics of the past and masterpieces of modernism is important and necessary, doing so in an absolute manner alienates many students and helps develop that nasty stereotype that reading is work and not not something done for pleasure.

bookriot:

We asked readers to share their favorite assigned reading. We tabulated the data and have your top 25 favorite books that you’ve been assigned to read.

Then we took it one step further and looked at where those favorite assigned titles overlapped with favorite books, most hated books, and the books you were most likely to pretend to have read.

Delicious, delicious data.

I’m a little disappointed at the lack of contemporary fiction featured in both lists. The inclusion of such texts in public high schools was sparse to begin with but now—with the advent of statewide, standardize testing—they’ve almost disappeared completely. While exposing students to classics of the past and masterpieces of modernism is important and necessary, doing so in an absolute manner alienates many students and helps develop that nasty stereotype that reading is work and not not something done for pleasure.

Tags: books fiction

I meant to post this forever ago but forgot until now. The picture on the left is an ad for Caltron 9-in-1 for the NES back in May posted by the great Frank Cifaldi. The one on the right was posted by a user on Reddit last year. Maybe a prototype? A mislabeled Caltron 6-in-1? Some pirate cart?

Tags: video games

"La Superior", Brooklyn, 2009
I still haven’t eaten here.

"La Superior", Brooklyn, 2009

I still haven’t eaten here.

Tags: Polaroid