I've caught the Serial bug, and now I think I'm addicted to podcasts. They're easy to listen to, especially for someone like me with a long commute every day. And it turns out they're a really rich medium for creative people to share their stories and struggles. There are some people out there are doing really brilliant and productive things with podcasting.
Brooklyn bookstore and publisher Singularity & Co. has launched a Kickstarter to save sci-fi. The plan is to resurrect rare, forgotten and out-of-print vintage science fiction, offered as a monthly ebook to subscribers and backers who pledge $25 or more.
As a follow-up to the Wes Anderson Collection, Abrams has released The Grand Budapest Hotel. The beautifully designed and illustrated book features books-within-books that support the full story of the film, from initial inspiration through final edit.
Deep Midwestern winter means that I'm spending all of my free time watching television and filling online shopping carts with clothes I'll never buy. Let's combine those two activities and shop from our favorite characters' wardrobes— Whose closet would you happily move into?
If you're going to devote a bunch of time to Cures, cleaning, clearing clutter, and reorganizing, you might as well be entertained, right? Here are a dozen ways to make time fly, whether you're scrubbing, sorting, or elliptical-ing...
Buckle up, Design Challenge viewers because it's time for another rehash with plenty of totally subjective commentary by me. This week the gang raids a storage locker (which, as we all know, is where you pay to put your extra stuff for a few years before you decide to just throw it away) and goes through all the formulaic reality show motions for another week of furniture building. C'mon, dive in.
Last week, my daughter and I were reading some winter-centric books. She pointed out that all of the them had 'lots and lots of snow' and wondered why we hadn't had any 'real' snow yet. It's amazing how much can change in a week. While this major storm blankets the Northeast I plan to settle in with the kids, read some books and map out our next adventure. Over and Under the Snow might as well be a blueprint for how to spend a perfect snowy day outside.
E-book subscription service Oyster has added the full Harry Potter series today. To celebrate, the app's themes are replaced by Hogwarts House themes, and their online literary magazine will feature Harry Potter-related content today through Friday.
For many a subscriber, it's tough to finish reading The New Yorker each week. Now you can watch it: Amazon is launching The New Yorker Presents, a half-hour docu-series that combines animation, scripted scenes, and documentary shorts to emulate the experience of the magazine.
Welcome, friends. It's here! My favorite time of the week: the Ellen's Design Challenge rehash. This week, our maiden voyage had four questionable hats, WAY too many hugs and one amazing winning piece of furniture. Let's get started.