bookpatrol:

The Thing The Book: A Monument to the Book as Object

Assembled by the brain trust of THE THING Quarterly's, Jonn Herschend & Will Rogan, The Thing The Book is a magical tribute to our favorite physical object, the printed book.

More than 30 “creative visionaries” were asked to contribute with each being assigned a different traditional element of a book. From endpapers to ribbon bookmarks to page numbers, no part of the codex is left untouched.

Here’s a taste:

Ed Ruscha got the bookplate;

Jonathan Lethem got the footnotes;

Miranda July got the erratta slip;

Lawrence Weiner got the thumb tab;

John Baldessari got the epigraph;

Rick Moody got the endnotes.

There are also plenty of essays and illustrations to round out this tribute making it a sure bet to be at or near the top of the heap when it comes to the Best Books about Books of 2014.

The Thing The Book: A Monument to the Book as Object is published by Chronicle Books.

Buy: Publisher  | Amazon | Powell’s

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markruffalo:

mamalaz:

The Avengers as a Western

Steve is the Sheriff. Clint is his deputy. Tony is the Blacksmith. Natasha runs the Saloon. Bruce is the physician with a split personality and Thor gets into a hell of a lot of tavern brawls.

Together, however, they manage to bring order to the once corrupt town of Triskelion.

Remember The Avengers as a 70s Cop Drama? A Western might be cooler.

writersrelief:

Most writers have a secret stash of half-finished short stories, manuscripts, or poems—discarded when the author came to a screeching halt somewhere in the middle of things. If you’ve ever gotten stuck in the middle of a story or can’t find the last line of a poem, Writer’s Relief offers a few steps to help you get moving again.

alwaysstarwars:

Beautiful watercolor portraits by Brian Rood

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gaywrites:

The biggest newspaper in Minnesota ran this ad in its Sunday edition.
It was placed by the anti-LGBT Minnesota Child Protection League in response to a proposed policy that would allow trans high school athletes to play on teams that correspond with their gender identity.
It reads: “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter. Are YOU ok with that?” In a full-page ad.  
This is the Minnesota Star Tribune. Cancel your subscription. Call them out on Twitter. Raise hell.

gaywrites:

The biggest newspaper in Minnesota ran this ad in its Sunday edition.

It was placed by the anti-LGBT Minnesota Child Protection League in response to a proposed policy that would allow trans high school athletes to play on teams that correspond with their gender identity.

It reads: “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter. Are YOU ok with that?” In a full-page ad.  

This is the Minnesota Star Tribune. Cancel your subscription. Call them out on Twitter. Raise hell.

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a-blog-named-slickback:

last-of-the-gallifreyans:

iwillincendiotheheartoutofyou:

OH MY GOD STOP SAYING THAT DOCTORS SHOULDN’T SAY ‘IT’S A BOY’ OR ‘IT’S A GIRL’ AT BIRTH

IT’S NOT ABOUT ‘FORCING GENDER ROLES ON BABIES’ IT’S ABOUT ENSURING THAT THE CHILD GETS THE BEST CARE POSSIBLE BASED ON THEIR BIOLOGICAL SEX JFC

anyways what else would they say if they can’t announce boy or girl.

"it’s a thing!" 

yeah that’s not gonna work.

"It sure is a baby alright"

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heaintheavyheismybrother:

#magnetOUT requested by vausmanotp

cinema-snaps:

Inglourious Basterds (2009) Dir. Quentin Tarantino