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Well, now y’all can use the theme too! I’ve just submitted it to the theme garden, and it’s been accepted!

Just hit Customize, then Theme at the top. Then find mine, and click save! You’re all set.

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lareviewofbooks:

Lisa Jane Persky



Ray Bradbury
The Illustrated Man

William Morrow, 1997 (1951). 288 pp.

Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor
The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide

Harper Perennial, October 2010. 192 pp.

Katherine Von Drachenburg
The Tattoo Chronicles

Harper Design, October 2010. 240 pp.

Let me say it right up front: I’ve got a tattoo. I never show it off and if anyone happens to notice, they point and say, “Hey, did you write on yourself?”

I did, in 1970, draw an arrow that got tattooed there in all its spreading bluish glory, on the outside of my right foot, curving around the heel and pointing up toward my head. It couldn’t be less attractive.

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fastcompany:


“It’s irresponsible not to use the tools of the day,” he charges. “People say, Oh, if I master Twitter, I’ve got it figured out. That’s right, but it’s also so wrong. If you master those things and stop, you’re just going to get killed by the next thing. Flexibility of skills leads to flexibility of options. To see what you can’t see coming, you’ve got to embrace larger principles.”

Generation Flux: Baratunde Thurston

fastcompany:

“It’s irresponsible not to use the tools of the day,” he charges. “People say, Oh, if I master Twitter, I’ve got it figured out. That’s right, but it’s also so wrong. If you master those things and stop, you’re just going to get killed by the next thing. Flexibility of skills leads to flexibility of options. To see what you can’t see coming, you’ve got to embrace larger principles.”

Generation Flux: Baratunde Thurston

parislemon:

Back in October, I wrote about Codecademy, a CrunchFund investment. Love the concept, yadda yadda. Now they have a new initiative called Code Year which is pushing for people to learn to code for their New Years resolution.

When I tweeted about it yesterday, I think it got more retweets than any tweet I’ve ever tweeted before. So there’s clearly some interest.

As such, find the link above as well just in case you don’t follow me on Twitter. Almost 65,000 people have signed up already for the weekly lesson sent via email. 

yeoldenews:

Pre-stuffed stockings for boys and girls.
(source: The Sears Catalog, Fall 1929.)

yeoldenews:

Pre-stuffed stockings for boys and girls.

(source: The Sears Catalog, Fall 1929.)

littlemissartypants:

Tehching Hsieh, One Year Performance (Cage Piece). 1978-79.
“For “Cage Piece” Hsieh built a cage from pine dowels and two-by-fours in a corner of his TriBeCa studio, furnishing it with a bed, a blanket, a sink (no toilet) and a pail, as well as some personal hygiene items. He entered the cell on Sept. 30, 1978. Robert Projansky, his lawyer, locked the door and affixed it and each dowel with paper seals that he signed. Every day a friend delivered food and dealt with the artist’s refuse. And each day the friend took a photograph of Hsieh, who had shaved his head at the beginning.
For the next year Hsieh was mostly alone with his thoughts: no talking, reading or writing; no radio or television. On designated days once or twice a month his loft was open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; people could visit it like a gallery and see the work in progress. On Sept. 29, 1979, Projansky returned, verified that none of the seals had been broken, and Hsieh left his cell.” - New York Times article

littlemissartypants:

Tehching Hsieh, One Year Performance (Cage Piece). 1978-79.

“For “Cage Piece” Hsieh built a cage from pine dowels and two-by-fours in a corner of his TriBeCa studio, furnishing it with a bed, a blanket, a sink (no toilet) and a pail, as well as some personal hygiene items. He entered the cell on Sept. 30, 1978. Robert Projansky, his lawyer, locked the door and affixed it and each dowel with paper seals that he signed. Every day a friend delivered food and dealt with the artist’s refuse. And each day the friend took a photograph of Hsieh, who had shaved his head at the beginning.

For the next year Hsieh was mostly alone with his thoughts: no talking, reading or writing; no radio or television. On designated days once or twice a month his loft was open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; people could visit it like a gallery and see the work in progress. On Sept. 29, 1979, Projansky returned, verified that none of the seals had been broken, and Hsieh left his cell.” - New York Times article

teamcoco:

[From Revised Celebrity Resolutions]