The Early Jobs of 24 Famous Writers
mentalflossr: How did famous writers make ends meet before their big breaks?
Letter to Steven Spielberg No. 16
sharikasman: I found Steven Spielberg’s bicycle this morning. Again! In the letter Steven Spielberg wrote to me, he mentioned that he was working on a new Indiana Jones film with his pal George. The genius John Williams composed music for the first four Indiana Jones films, so maybe/probably/likely/ideally he’ll do music for the fifth film as well. It turns out that Steven Spielberg is great...
Hey guys, it's that time again, where the deadline... →
Congratulations to Peter Merriman, our very first...
littlebrothermagazine: If you’re jealous, and you should be, well take some solace in this: by the end of this week you’ll be able to buy your very own subscription to Little Brother Magazine. And if that doesn’t particularly soothe you, please enjoy this photo of Norm MacDonald, a true terrorizer of little brothers everywhere.
[The video of his beating] remade a common man as a vector of history. The role...– Jelani Cobb on Rodney King (via newyorker)
Letter to Steven Spielberg No. 15
sharikasman: 1. I bet there are museums/galleries that have walls big enough to accommodate the shark from Jaws, and those are the sorts of places that probably have a large selection of big hooks in stock. 2. Taxiderming? Ew. 3. I know a couple who has a taxidermied fish hanging on a wall in their house. 4. That fish is bigger than a minnow and smaller than the shark from Jaws. 5....
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: You Are the Only... →
You start walking down the street, peering in windows, but no one is there. You break into a sprint, shouting for anyone to hear. Abandoned cars sit in the road, still idling. A bicycle lays on a patch of grass, its front wheel still spinning. Someone must be here. Someone must not be in grad school.
How to steal like Ray Bradbury: “I took the print... →
austinkleon: “I’m completely library educated. I’ve never been to college.” While digging for a 1971 Ray Bradbury essay called “How, Instead of Being Educated in College, I Was Graduated From Libraries,” I came across this Paris Review interview again. Loved this bit about him stealing magazines: I used to steal magazines from a store on Genesee Street, in Waukegan, and read them and then...
Little Fiction.: Meredith Hambrock interview. →
little-fiction: Little Fiction friend and contributor, Will Johnson, is at again for us — this time interviewing Calm, Ghosts author Meredith Hambrock. If you’ve read Calm, Ghosts you know it’s a sharp, honest and at times chilling short story about the things we hide beneath the surface, hoping…
Klymlove Incorporated: Website Updates! Trailers... →
klymlove: I hope your week is off to a good start! I myself have updated the website a bit. I’ve streamlined the site, got rid of extraneous pages. I’ve also added many many clips! You can watch them through links in the WORKS page, or directly off of the ILLYA page. There are some old classics there,…
Republicans Trolled by 'Weedlord Bonerhitler' In... →
towerofsleep: Hats off to Weedlord Bonerhitler. This is a Simpsons episode.
Dragnet is featured in the Centennial College... →
Hey there good looking people who made it out to... →
Letter to Steven Spielberg No. 10
sharikasman: I didn’t see Steven Spielberg’s bike on those windy-rainy days we’ve had in Toronto over the past week. Though thundershowers were in today’s forecast, it’s been warm and sunny out there. This fine weather has brought Steven Spielberg’s bike back to its parking spot! I left him a tenth letter. The first time I saw E.T. in the cinema was thirty years ago. In June of 1982 — the...
The Believer Logger: Review: @tweenhobo →
believermag: Tween Hobo is the name of a Twitter feed, and also the name of a fictional character, one of the most imaginative uses for Twitter so far. Frequently snarky and more than just faintly ridiculous, the tweets establish and re-establish her contradictory, silly invented identity as a…
Little Fiction.: May was awesome. →
little-fiction: And here’s why. It was our first time experiencing short story month, which was a great way to promote our stuff. And, thanks to folks like Thomas Michael Duncan and many others, we discovered a bunch of great short stories as well. We also saw a bunch of new followers, on here, on Twitter and on
If you missed the Dragnet Issue Five launch party, then you missed the premiere of the video for our Issue Five theme song, composed by Math Rosen. The video was created by our very own Illya Klymkiw, Math, and Stephanie Coffey. Enjoy, while thinking of all the good times you missed. (Sorry to rub it in, what can I say, we throw a good party.)