amandaonwriting:

Bookshelves as Stairs, Artists’ Residence, New York City

BSC Architects, Photographs: Andy Ryan

(via teachingliteracy)

i just received my copy of this today, and my goodness is this a gorgeous book. just … gorgeous.

i just received my copy of this today, and my goodness is this a gorgeous book. just … gorgeous.

(via optimistsdaughter)

nprbooks:

I am SO excited to tell everyone that our Black History Month collaboration with NPR’s Code Switch blog will be kicking off in the next few days!  Yes,  February is almost over (that’s totally our fault for not getting in gear sooner) but I promise, this is going to be SO worth the wait: We’ve asked three of our favorite comic artists to illustrate a poem, book, song, author — anything literary, really — that they’ve taken inspiration from, and the results are GORGEOUS — you can see a preview panel from Afua Richardson’s take on Langston Hughes above.
Watch this space! 

nprbooks:

I am SO excited to tell everyone that our Black History Month collaboration with NPR’s Code Switch blog will be kicking off in the next few days!  Yes,  February is almost over (that’s totally our fault for not getting in gear sooner) but I promise, this is going to be SO worth the wait: We’ve asked three of our favorite comic artists to illustrate a poem, book, song, author — anything literary, really — that they’ve taken inspiration from, and the results are GORGEOUS — you can see a preview panel from Afua Richardson’s take on Langston Hughes above.

Watch this space! 

theatlantic:

In Focus: The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year’s contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with In Focus, gathered below. Winners are scheduled to be announced in March and April. All captions below come from the photographers.

Read more.

jamiatt:

themorningnews:

Announcing The Morning News Tournament of Books X

Perhaps it’s wrong for an event that considers itself a celebration of arbitrariness to recognize an anniversary. Or maybe it’s perfectly appropriate—we’re not sure where we’re supposed to stand on irony these days. Regardless, pride compels us to note that the Tournament of Books turns 10 this year.
Ten! If the ToB were a child, we’d call him ToBy, and little ToBy would be obsessed with Minecraft, soccer, Adventure Time, and learning to play guitar. And reading books. ToBy reads a lot.


That’s right! It’s the tenth annual Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes, sponsored by Powell’s Books, and sharing a frightfully new media partnership with Tumblr itself! Here’s how it’s gonna go down:

In case you’re new to all this, the ToB is an annual springtime event here at The Morning News, where a group of the best works of fiction from last year enter a March Madness-style battle royale.
In March, these novels will be seeded and paired off in an NCAA Tournament-like bracket. For each pairing, one of our esteemed judges will read both novels and advance one, with an transparent explanation of how they made their decision. Along the way, our ToB Chairmen, authors Kevin Guilfoile and John Warner, will weigh in with commentary, and you, the readers, will add your own.
Eventually, only two books will remain, to be judged by our entire panel, and one will be crowned the Rooster of 2014.


Here’s the list of finalists:
At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcón
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
The Tuner of Silences by Mia Couto
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
The Dinner by Herman Koch
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Long Division by Kiese Laymon
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
Hill William by Scott McClanahan
The Son by Philipp Meyer
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel
Our judges list includes such notable persons as Jami Attenberg, Geraldine Brooks, John Darnielle, Roxane Gay, John Green, and others!
Reblog, tell your friends, tell us we’re ruining literary competitions, tell us you like us! Let the literary blood sport commence.

Here we goooooo

jamiatt:

themorningnews:

Announcing The Morning News Tournament of Books X

Perhaps it’s wrong for an event that considers itself a celebration of arbitrariness to recognize an anniversary. Or maybe it’s perfectly appropriate—we’re not sure where we’re supposed to stand on irony these days. Regardless, pride compels us to note that the Tournament of Books turns 10 this year.

Ten! If the ToB were a child, we’d call him ToBy, and little ToBy would be obsessed with Minecraft, soccer, Adventure Time, and learning to play guitar. And reading books. ToBy reads a lot.

That’s right! It’s the tenth annual Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes, sponsored by Powell’s Books, and sharing a frightfully new media partnership with Tumblr itself! Here’s how it’s gonna go down:

In case you’re new to all this, the ToB is an annual springtime event here at The Morning News, where a group of the best works of fiction from last year enter a March Madness-style battle royale.

In March, these novels will be seeded and paired off in an NCAA Tournament-like bracket. For each pairing, one of our esteemed judges will read both novels and advance one, with an transparent explanation of how they made their decision. Along the way, our ToB Chairmen, authors Kevin Guilfoile and John Warner, will weigh in with commentary, and you, the readers, will add your own.

Eventually, only two books will remain, to be judged by our entire panel, and one will be crowned the Rooster of 2014.

Here’s the list of finalists:

  • At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcón
  • The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  • The Tuner of Silences by Mia Couto
  • The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
  • The Dinner by Herman Koch
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Long Division by Kiese Laymon
  • The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
  • Hill William by Scott McClanahan
  • The Son by Philipp Meyer
  • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel

Our judges list includes such notable persons as Jami Attenberg, Geraldine Brooks, John Darnielle, Roxane Gay, John Green, and others!

Reblog, tell your friends, tell us we’re ruining literary competitions, tell us you like us! Let the literary blood sport commence.

Here we goooooo

Fantastic historical, interactive archive of audio and video clips from 1920s New York City.

mindtwinkies:

Last Meals of Innocent Men

Campaign for Amnesty International, displaying the final meal requests of prisoners executed on Death Row, who were later found innocent.

Photographed by James Reynolds

(Source: cloudyskiesandcatharsis, via cultureofresistance)

New York-based photographer Howard Schatz captures the diverse range of body types of Olympic athletes. Referring to a body as an athletic build is often thought to be a perfect, rippling mass of muscle boasting a six pack, but Schatz’s series reveals the wide variety of heights, widths, body shapes, and muscle mass that make up the physiques of champion athletes across an array of Olympic sports.

See more at link below.

(via My Modern Met)