Apr
18
2014

Reblogged from vintageanchorbooks :

This Is How All The Bret Easton Ellis Novels Fit Together

willtheblogger:

Pleasingly complicated summary of Ellis’s characters’ appearances across all his novels.

What would really impress me if if Julian ended up as Julian in The Secret History, but I don’t think the timing would work out.

Apr
18
2014

Reblogged from theniftyfifties :

theniftyfifties:

Photo by George Hoyningen-Huene for Flair magazine, 1950.

theniftyfifties:

Photo by George Hoyningen-Huene for Flair magazine, 1950.

Apr
18
2014

Reblogged from theniftyfifties :

theniftyfifties:

Disneyland advertisement, 1955

You used to be able to straight up eat mermaid at Disneyland.

theniftyfifties:

Disneyland advertisement, 1955

You used to be able to straight up eat mermaid at Disneyland.

(Source: 1950sunlimited.tumblr.com )

Apr
18
2014

Reblogged from slaughterhouse90210 :

slaughterhouse90210:

"He looked so—what was it that gave him his irresistible charm? He looked so accessible. That was it. A great simple truth struck me with surprise: charm is availability.”—Elaine Dundy, The Old Man and Me

slaughterhouse90210:

"He looked so—what was it that gave him his irresistible charm? He looked so accessible. That was it. A great simple truth struck me with surprise: charm is availability.”
—Elaine Dundy, The Old Man and Me

Apr
18
2014
Apr
18
2014

Reblogged from the-library-and-step-on-it :

"As [May] sat thus, the lamplight full on her clear brow, [Newland] said to himself with a secret dismay that he would always know the thoughts behind it, that never, in all the years to come, would she surprise him by an unexpected mood, by a new idea, a weakness, a cruelty or an emotion. She had spent her poetry and romance on their short courting: the function was exhausted because the need was past."

The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton. (via the-library-and-step-on-it)

Apr
18
2014

Reblogged from therumpus :

venusvegas:

I wrote this in 2nd grade and it still holds true.

venusvegas:

I wrote this in 2nd grade and it still holds true.

(Source: hifivesforall)

Apr
18
2014

Reblogged from nprbooks :

nprbooks:

Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America’s best-known writer.
His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. And everything he had written, Garcia Marquez once said, he knew or heard before he was 8 years old.
Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman says Marquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech was one of the author’s most important messages to the world.
"Garcia Marquez is speaking about all the people who are marginal to history, who have not had a voice," Dorfman says. "He gives a voice to all those who died. He gives a voice to all those who are not born yet. He gives a voice to Latin America."
Read our full appreciation here.
Image via See Colombia

nprbooks:

Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America’s best-known writer.

His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. And everything he had written, Garcia Marquez once said, he knew or heard before he was 8 years old.

Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman says Marquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech was one of the author’s most important messages to the world.

"Garcia Marquez is speaking about all the people who are marginal to history, who have not had a voice," Dorfman says. "He gives a voice to all those who died. He gives a voice to all those who are not born yet. He gives a voice to Latin America."

Read our full appreciation here.

Image via See Colombia

Apr
18
2014

Reblogged from blackballoonpublishing :

"You know, depending on who asks me, I usually say something like The Bicycle Thief, like if we were on a date. In reality, it’s Aliens."

Sherman Alexie on his favorite movie (via The Airship)

(Source: airshipdaily)

Apr
18
2014

Reblogged from nomsinmytums :

nomsinmytums:

Oolong Doughnuts with Milk Tea Glaze. Recipe here. 

nomsinmytums:

Oolong Doughnuts with Milk Tea Glaze. Recipe here

Apr
17
2014
Apr
17
2014

Reblogged from everyinterestingthing :

portraitsofboston:

She complimented a stranger, so I decided to talk to her.
"I suppose it’s a bit strange, but I compliment strangers. I look for something I genuinely like. We all deserve to feel lovely every now and then. If you can’t go through your day and find something nice about someone, you have to look at yourself and see what’s going on.”

portraitsofboston:

She complimented a stranger, so I decided to talk to her.

"I suppose it’s a bit strange, but I compliment strangers. I look for something I genuinely like. We all deserve to feel lovely every now and then. If you can’t go through your day and find something nice about someone, you have to look at yourself and see what’s going on.”

Apr
17
2014
Apr
17
2014

Reblogged from uispeccoll :

bookpatrol:

When books went bad: Charting the demise of the well made book
Graph accompanying  Extracts from an investigation into the physical properties of books, as they are at present published, undertaken by the Society of Calligraphers 
The pamphlet was printed and published by noted American type designer, calligrapher, and book designer W.A. Dwiggins and L.B. Siegfried in 1919 and decried the then current state of book production.
Read more

bookpatrol:

When books went bad: Charting the demise of the well made book

Graph accompanying  Extracts from an investigation into the physical properties of books, as they are at present published, undertaken by the Society of Calligraphers 

The pamphlet was printed and published by noted American type designer, calligrapher, and book designer W.A. Dwiggins and L.B. Siegfried in 1919 and decried the then current state of book production.

Read more

Apr
17
2014

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