Things publishers say on bound galleys, advance reading copies, and TI sheets, all sourced from actual copies. Parentheticals added.
- National media appearances (boilerplate, speculative)
- National print features (boilerplate, speculative)
- Major review attention (wishful thinking)
If there were a Mount Rushmore of 20th-century authors, Doris Lessing would most certainly be carved upon it. Like Adrienne Rich, she was pivotal, situated at the moment when the gates of the gender disparity castle were giving way, and women were faced with increased freedoms and choices, as well as increased challenges.
She was political in the most basic sense, recognizing the manifestations of power in its many forms. She was spiritual as well, exploring the limits and pitfalls that came with being human, especially after she became an adherent of Sufism. As a writer she was inventive and brave…
As we age, we face a choice of caricatures; for women writers vis à vis younger ones, it’s Cruella De Vil versus Glinda the Good. I encountered my share of Cruellas along the way, but Doris Lessing was one of the Glindas. In that respect, she was an estimable model. And she was a model also for every writer coming from the back of beyond, demonstrating – as she so signally did – that you can be a nobody from nowhere, but, with talent, courage, perseverance through hard times, and a dollop of luck, you can scale the topmost storyheights."
(Source: , via explore-blog)
The misguidance of love is that it’s all about feeling good. But pride is what makes something worthwhile. Pride is what makes you care about the quality and impact of your work.
Loving what you do is not enough. The love we talk about when it comes to our work is fleeting. You can fall out of love through boredom or distraction, but pride runs much deeper. Pride doesn’t come and go with how fun things are. Pride is what gets you through the tough times when you just want to quit. Pride is the understanding that what you do and how you do it is a reflection of your character.
And yet, it’s crucial not to confuse pride with prestige, the ultimate warper of purpose.
Is this why journalists are so dedicated to their craft?
so, so good
Finally - a tumblr devoted to the space men take up on the subway. Thank you!
This artist is sooo awesome!
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From the artist’s bio:
"In his finished work—most often clay tiles that are created in the traditional Pueblo way with hand-gathered clay, native clay slips and outdoor firings — he transforms materials closely connected to the earth into a visually rich mix of Pueblo history and culture, comic book super heroes, video game characters, religious icons and all things pop culture."
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Marie O’Reilly in her article “Protecting Journalists in Conflict Zones: Lessons from Syria" on Global Observatory discusses policies of journalist protection in conflict zones as well as the journalist’s difficulties of reporting accurately without that protection.
Related: The Revolution is Being Televised, a documentary following activists who document the activities in Syria.
— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her dissent of the ‘Shelby’ ruling. (via theatlantic) — judiciary sass: so necessary. (via anniewerner)
Molly Crabapple brings the guarded Guantanamo Bay trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to the people through some simply stunning sketches.
Stunning. Simply Stunning.
On Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m., Brian McGreevy, the author of Hemlock Grove (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012) –– Netflix will release its original series inspired by the book that night at midnight, and cast members Bill Skarsgard and Landon Liboiron will be present to join the conversation –– and Caveman, whose new album is Caveman (Fat Possum Records, April 2) will perform (acoustic) and discuss their work with host Katherine Lanpher.
Admission is free, and no tickets are required. For full details, click here.
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The Hold Steady - Slapped Actress
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