How one handles success and failure often speaks greater volumes than the outcome of one’s challenge, particularly if that challenge is something as relatively lighthearted as the Super Bowl. Even in coping with the hardship of an immensely public shortcoming, the losing team isn’t exactly a fleet of trapped Chilean miners, non? There are unexpected challenges to winning the big game, and inherent optimism to be found in a loss. With the help of visual aids, in the tradition […]
Afternoon Bites: A Love Letter to Joan, Armistead Maupin Leaves, That One Guy Shot Himself, and more
Jessica Hopper wrote a love letter to Joan Didion for Rookie. Armistead Maupin is leaving San Francisco for Santa Fe, but not before he and his husband go to Burning Man this summer. We learned more than expected from this announcement, needless to say. Amelia Gray has a new story up at Vice. Remember that guy who went hitchhiking for a memoir and then got shot by an anonymous driver? Yeah, he made that up. Two strippers with somewhat uninspired […]
Bites: Edward Lear poetry, rare Obama interview, Tim Burton cares not, San Fran’s strategic real estate changes, fighting for the “link economy”
By Willa A. Cmiel The Book Bench on Edward Lear: “This week the British Library is publishing two beautiful facsimiles (which will be distributed by the University of Chicago Press), of the 1888 and 1889 editions of books by the multi-talented Edward Lear, an English artist and writer best known for the children’s classic ‘The Owl and the Pussycat.‘” More personally he reminds me of family car trips reciting limericks. My personal favorite: There once was a Young Person of […]
Scenes from a Bay Area reading
HTMLGIANT posted the above video, along with some photos from a reading series in San Francisco. I like this guy Mike Young, he’s got style, and I think I’m going to get over my fear of using Paypal, and I think I’m gonna fork over the couple of bucks for his book, MC Oroville’s Answering Machine (Transmission Press) just because I’ve got money to blow, and this looks like as good an investment as any.