Monthly Archives: August 2010

SAVE THE DATE: Mon, Oct 18

The official Release Party for A Commonplace Book of the Weird: The Untold Stories of H.P. Lovecraft is happening in October in the East Village. I have a short story in this book, which is an anthology of original short fiction based on 221 descriptions of unrealized story ideas left behind by horror master Lovecraft, [...]

clever design of the week

I love Heather K Phillips’ 1st-28th Prize Ribbons. In her words: Series of prize ribbons: the lot of blank ribbons, although stripped of all markers of hierarchy, are still strongly associated with systems of rank. With such options as 18th place Lavender and 21st place Spring Green, these abstracted prize ribbons take color hierarchy to [...]

expected

Pretend this is about love— a poem about love. If it helps, I will break it into short, five line stanzas. But it won’t rhyme. You’ll have to pretend that, too. I don’t want to mess around with thesauri and dictionaries. It’s disappointing, I know. But don’t get caught up in prejudiced notions of form. [...]

want. shirt.

Description: “A slap in the typeface.” Available through Busted Tees for $20.

New ad up at 45th St station

The doors of the R train shut before I could get the camera activated, but I did manage to catch this subway ad. Very funny, but I’m curious what it’s selling. (The full phone number, btw, is 888-743-4335. Maybe I’ll call it when I’m at lunch.) UPDATE: Jaime Green tells me it’s for a movie. [...]

Movies in 4 Frames: Barton Fink

(via Movies In Frames)

trailer for HOWL

James Franco plays Allen Ginsberg in HOWL. Don Draper is his lawyer. Release date: September 24.

mesmerizing want ad of the week

click image for larger (via Rich Mintz)

what was there

There used to be a fireplace there. It’s still there, really, but not. It’s been covered over in cement, a final dousing of the evening flame. Now it is solid wall, painted dark green, the oak mantle still framing this staged hole, a headstone for the fireplace that was. But no matter that we have [...]

photo evidence: parenting can be hard

(via The High Definite)

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