LITTLE BROTHER: Modular People →
littlebrothermagazine: By Andrew F. Sullivan We start as a pile of heads because this is how we always start. We could be anything you want. Dress us as you will in armour and space helmets and cowboy hats or whatever you can fashion from the interlock surrounding you on the bedroom floor. There are witches… Some new work from Dragnet contributor Andrew F. Sullivan!
Neil Gaiman, 7, Interviewed About Scientology by... →
simonbooks: Neil Gaiman 7-years-old, Radio Interview BBC Radio ‘World at Weekend’, August 1968. “Keith Graves: What is Scientology? Neil: It is an applied philosophy dealing with the study of knowledge. Keith Graves: Do you know what philosophy is? Neil: I used to, but I’ve forgotten. Keith Graves: Who told you that meaning of Scientology? Neil: In clearer words, it’s a way to make the able...
Shari Shari Quite Contrary: That One Small Detail →
sharikasman: Has it ever happened to you that you think some guy on the subway is attractive, maybe so attractive that you would consider telling him that you think he’s attractive, even if it meant there would be at least three full minutes of awkwardness (or more than that if you get stuck sitting…
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In college, whenever I used a semicolon in a paper, it came back to me with a...– Marry Norris on discovering the semicolon: http://nyr.kr/PmTMp3 (via newyorker)
Sleeping on the Job
sharikasman: Wonder why it takes so long for road work to get done? This guy’s been snoozing on my neighbour’s lawn for the past half hour. I should get hired to do that. I’d rather snooze under a tree in a skirt, though. Do lady roadworkers get to wear skirts? It’s too hot out for pants.
10 Pieces of Advice for Young Writers →
theatlantic: Care about things. Show it. Be funny, barbed, and pointed when needed. Slick is easy; don’t be slick. Confidence and arrogance will both protect you when people yell at you. One is vital and one is poisonous. Learn to be your own devil’s advocate. Interrogate your own arguments. Interrogate your point of view. Successful writers can play loud and soft and can make a variety of...
If you work in publishing, you will probably find... →
Encyclopedia Brown was amazing! →
Check out the lovely review Dragnet Issue Five got... →
newyorker: In the current issue of the magazine, Nathan Heller explains how the Technology/Entertainment/Design (TED) conference franchise has turned ideas into an industry. Part of the reason, Heller claims, are certain elements common to many of these talks. In this video, we break down the arc of TED talk. Click-through for more: http://nyr.kr/L6uM0i
waltdisneywithblood: Letter from Jack Kerouac to Marlon Brando where he asks him to buy the rights to the movie adaptation of On The Road. Brando never answered. You play Dean and I’ll play Sal. (Via) Transcript: Read More
Shari Shari Quite Contrary: Umbrella Tree Stand →
sharikasman: There’s such thing as an umbrella tree stand. I found it by accident when I typed “umbrella” into the internet. The umbrella tree stand is something I never considered would be an option for hunters. It never occurred to me that a raincoat and boots wouldn’t be enough rain protection for a…
Letter from the Pulitzer Fiction Jury: What Really... →
newyorker: On April 16, 2012, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced that it would award no Pulitzer for fiction in 2012. This was, to say the least, surprising and upsetting to any number of people, prominent among them the three fiction jurors, who’d read over three hundred novels and short-story collections, and finally submitted three finalists, each remarkable (or so we believed) in its own...
In Defense of Cursive →
newyorker: “A knowledge of cursive may not be “relevant” to the modern world, but it is essential to a visceral sense of the past, and an ability to examine the literature, correspondence, and history contained in original documents.” As many U.S. schools begin to phase out the teaching of cursive, Judith Thurman writes in defense of script: http://nyr.kr/MLREak
A poem by Marcus Bales: Mrs Kafka thought she’d seen the worst That morning she and Mr Kafka burst Through Franz’s door and saw the bed dwarfed By carapace, and her boy metamorphed – The worst, at least, until her husband threw Down the aquarium, its contents too, The sea invertebrates he’d been collecting. “Why …” But Mr Kafka, interjecting, Growled for every husband’s lost hegemonies: “With...