Wednesday, August 27, 2014

oldfilmsflicker:

Beginners, 2011 (dir. Mike Mills)

I want to move into these two frames.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sharing some dog & book photos in honor of #NationalDogDay. Keep up with Charlie and Jamie on instagram.

Behind the Lit: The Happy Sylvia Plath

blackballoonpublishing:

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Sylvia Plath, usually regarded as the grande dame of depression, did in fact live a very pleasant life before her demise. Even though this period of relative contentment was mostly confined to the early ‘50s — specifically 1953 — it was very much a part of Plath’s character before she became known as the queen of melancholia.

What made Plath her most ecstatic in 1953 was winning a guest editorship atMademoiselle in New York City. In Elizabeth Winder’s Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953, Plath’s ambition to be a writer stands in sharp contrast to the common perception of her as a wilting flower. “Sylvia was in the middle of her waitressing shift when she received a telegram — she had won Mademoiselle's fiction contest — which meant a cash prize of $500 dollars and publication in the August college issue,” writes Winder. “For the first time, the possibility of supporting herself as a writer seemed real.” The excitement of fulfilling her wish to go to New York City trumped every other disappointment Plath was feeling at the time, most of which related to the dating scene.

KEEP READING…

The other Sylvia.

elizabethminkel:

katiecoyle:

poptimism:

Mallory Ortberg has a voice like an old movie actress. (“Male Novelist Jokes” at the Last Bookstore in LA)

Mallory Ortberg is everything.

Plus three cheers for Roxane Gay snapping a pic behind her.

OTP.

(Source: youtube.com)

Flavorwire has 50 essays guaranteed to make you a better person, so sprinkle some writing from Terry Castle, Annie Dillard, E. B. White, and Roxane Gay into your lunch today.

oldfilmsflicker:

Kelly Osbourne’s hair at the Emmys for the win

Dat tattoo.

Monday, August 25, 2014
epicreads:

OMG. I joked to my doctor that I needed a prescription for reading and she gave me this.

Does your doctor take Aetna?

epicreads:

OMG. I joked to my doctor that I needed a prescription for reading and she gave me this.

Does your doctor take Aetna?

Have you seen our new Olive editions?! These beauties officially go on sale September 16th, but you might see them popping up in your local bookstore before then. We’ll also have them on display at the Brooklyn Book Festival!

roxanegay:

She is our queen. 

*bows*

roxanegay:

She is our queen. 

*bows*

Sunday, August 24, 2014
So this is a copy of Bad Feminist in @corinnebaileyrae’s lap.

So this is a copy of Bad Feminist in @corinnebaileyrae’s lap.