Fascinating Photos of the Models Who Inspired Famous Artworks
Once there was an autographed short story collection.
You entered for a chance to win it.
You won it.
You read it.
You lived happily ever after.
The stories in Jill McCorkle’s Going Away Shoes are way better than this one. Click here to enter for a chance to win a signed copy. Deadline 5pm Eastern today.
HAPPY SHORT STORY MONTH!
My mother, Emilie S. Spaulding, gave me a sense of humor, a crazy laugh, the courage to try new things, and the challenge to love all of humanity.
Amy C. Spaulding, Durham, North Carolina
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The men did not look human after war’s subtraction: no eye, no ear, no nose, no face, no arm, no leg, no gut, no bowel, no bone, no spine, no muscle, no nerve, no breath, no heart, no brain, no faith. — From Robert Olmstead’s The Coldest Night — one of the David Abrams’ best sentences of the week on The Quivering Pen.
Five Questions, One Drawing: Sophie Blackall
Lauren Grodstein's Tumblr: What I've been listening to while I procrastinate -
For the past half an hour, on relatively lowbrow speakers: Lost Cause, by Beck, Sailing, by Christopher Cross, Goodnight Moon, by Shivaree, Loco Girl, by Chris Whitley, Award Tour, by Tribe Called Quest, and right now something from Liz Phair’s Whipsmart. I do not have particularly sophisticated…
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Sheila Kohler with her mother, by the water in the garden, Johannesburg, 1942.
Looking for a last-minute gift for mom? It’s not too late to give your mom What My Mother Gave Me, a perfect collection of essays about the most meaningful gifts these 31 outstanding women received from their mothers. One object can be the doorway to the our first — and most complicated — relationship.
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