Month: March 2011 (page 1 of 2)

It’s our 6th-month wedding anniversary. Aww.

This weekend is the sixth-month anniversary of being married to Elizabeth. We were married on Saturday, September 25, 2010, at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, surrounded by a small circle of family and friends.

Here are some wonderful photos of the wedding, taken by our unofficial official photographer, Allyson Fauver.

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Elizabeth Taylor’s obit writer

The New York Times had that Elizabeth Taylor obit ready for so long that the writer of the piece actually died six years ago. No joke.

Not sure if this is true, but it IS likely. Yes, the media DO prepare obituaries well in advance of a famous or well-known person’s death. Just in case. Gotta be prepared.

Literally: Font faces

Font Face

Literal typeface

From: Hey, You’ve Got Some Font on Your Face: Typefaces, Literally – The Atlantic

For you typophiles out there, Spanish design company Atipo created this series of posters as an homage to four typefaces: Helvetica Bold, Carousel Medium, Caslon Italic, and Clarendon Bold. Inspired by Erwin Orlaf’s Paradise Portraits — a haunting series of clownish painted faces— designers Raul Garcia Del Pomar and Ismael Gonzalez smeared black and white makeup on models’ faces.

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
— Neil Gaiman

The more that you read...

The more that you read...

the more that you read, the more you’ll know,
the more you know, the more places you’ll go.

Multiple tellings of a story

Great multiple tellings of a similar story, “I Come to Town,” by Ben Janse, as presented by Stace Budzko of Grub Street in Boston.

Photos: Steve Almond reads ‘Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched’ and Sam Lipsyte reads from ‘The Ask’

Steve Almond reads 'Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched'

Steve Almond reads 'Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched' at Newtonville Books, Newton, MA.

Steve Almond, above, reads “Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched” from Best American Short Stories 2010 at Newtonville Books in Newton, MA, Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

Sam Lipsyte also read excerpts from his latest novel, “The Ask.”

See more of my photos of authors.

The ‘Scandalous’ Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

I saw Black Joe Lewis in Northampton, MA… what was it? last year? two years ago? They opened for Gomez. They were great! Just found out they have an album out today! Here’s the YouTube preview. Continue reading

“Tell the story you’re terrified of getting wrong.”
J. Tanner Cusick was told by Ben Marcus (via toddzuniga)

Scientifiction of the 1950s

Science Fiction Quarterly

Really unfriendly aliens

From life magazine:

“Not long ago, astrophysicist and world’s-most-recognizable-genius-scientist Stephen Hawking told a television audience that, while extraterrestrials likely exist, we Earthlings probably shouldn’t be too eager to meet them. Herein, some old-school visions of what we might be facing in the future, on our home planet and in the outer reaches of space. Enjoy. Or cower in fear. Whichever you prefer…”

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