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Neil Gaiman Reads His Manifesto on Making Art: Features the 10 Things He Wish He Knew As a Young Artist

I think you're absolutely allowed several minutes, possibly even half a day to feel very, very sorry for yourself indeed. And then just start making art. - Neil Gaiman It’s a bit early in the year for commencement speeches, but fortunately for lifelong learners who rely on a steady drip of inspiration and encouragement, author Neil Gaiman excels at putting old wine in new bottles. He repurposed his keynote address to Philadelphia's University of the Arts’ Class of 2012 for Art Matter...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Life, New York City, Neil Gaiman, Literature, Philadelphia, Hackney, Ursula K Le Guin, Alice, East London, Waterstones, Facebook Twitter, Chris Riddell


On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: First up, a co...
Tags: Amazon, Books, London, Mac, Time, Alabama, Brooklyn, New York Times, Jane Austen, Warren, Mars, Charles, Anna, Maggie, Eddie, Richard


Through the Looking-Glass of Black Mirror's 'Bandersnatch'

None Spoilers ahead. In 1983 I played an arcade game called Dragon's Lair. In what was already a video-game cliché, a knight named Dirk the Daring attempted to rescue Princess Daphne. But the selling point was not the story—it was that it looked like a cartoon. Meanwhile, on my Atari back at home, the similarly-themed Adventure featured a protagonist who was literally just a dot. After losing a week's worth of quarters within a minute, though, I realized that Dragon's Lair was not really a game...
Tags: Google, Feature, Books, Music, Video Games, Drama, Film, Sci-fi, Netflix, George Orwell, New York Times, Dragon, Mystery, Philip K Dick, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker


Hot Dog And Spaghetti Recipe To Satisfy Everybody

A simple recipe to cook spaghetti in an original way. Your friends and family definitely find this dish memorable. [Author: Alice M.]
Tags: Crafts, Alice, Alice M


Editor’s Choice for Best of Year 2018: Simple, Sleek, Surreal

It’s fair to say 2018 was marked by uncertainty—politically, socially, and morally. Designers and architects responded to modern life with varied antidotes. Some returned to simplicity. Others got sleek. And then there were those brave few that sought refuge in the strange. 1. Silq by Steelcase Silq is the first of the Simple designs I loved this past year. A wonderful alternative to ever-adjustable ergonomic chairs, the intuitive Silq is surprisingly simple. A carbon fiber frame enables Silq t...
Tags: Books, London, Nendo, Sydney, Miami, Bentley, Alice, Tom Dixon, Dada, Steelcase, Louis Poulsen, Buzzispace, Poul Henningsen, Flavor Paper, Vincent Van Duysen, Davis Furniture


Best of Year 2018: Simple, Sleek, Surreal

It’s fair to say 2018 was marked by uncertainty—politically, socially, and morally. Designers and architects responded to modern life with varied antidotes. Some returned to simplicity. Others got sleek. And then there were those brave few that sought refuge in the strange. 1. Silq by Steelcase Silq is the first of the Simple designs I loved this past year. A wonderful alternative to ever-adjustable ergonomic chairs, the intuitive Silq is surprisingly simple. A carbon fiber frame enables Silq t...
Tags: Books, London, Nendo, Sydney, Miami, Bentley, Alice, Tom Dixon, Dada, Steelcase, Louis Poulsen, Buzzispace, Poul Henningsen, Flavor Paper, Vincent Van Duysen, Davis Furniture


Current Obsessions: Midwinter Minimalism

Happy holidays to our readers around the world, from all of us here at Remodelista. Here are 10 things to know about while you’re lounging by the fire, including last-minute ideas for wrapping, decorating, and more. Above: Photograph by Marili Forastieri from The Monochrome Holiday: 8 High/Low Design Tips from Tricia Foley Tomorrow from 12-3 p.m. at the Marin Country Mart: Alice Waters signs copies of her new memoir, Coming to My Senses, as well as My Pantry. Also on offer for last-minute...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Manhattan, Fifth Avenue, Alice, Josh, Muji, Michelle, Design News, Current Obsessions, Marin Country Mart, Marili Forastieri, Tricia Foley, Sea Ranch Restored, Remodelista Here


Getting Ready for Christmas . . . and Snow

I spent yesterday morning doing the Christmas cards -- around forty of them. It's always been a pleasant task -- sending good wishes to folks. But more and more it's also a kind of bittersweet day of memories as I leaf through my address book and see all the names crossed out due to death, the changes of address due to downsizing or divorce.  Maybe I should start afresh with a new address book and  save the old one to peruse on All Souls Day. It would be a fitting exercise. But...
Tags: Gardening, Alice, Josie, Vicki Lane, Claui, Great Great Aunt Georgia


Bronwyn Reviews: Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields by Hilary Plum Publisher: Fence Books Winner of the Fence Modern Prize in Prose Released: 2018 reviewed by Bronwyn Mauldin Strawberry Fieldsis a book of names. Half the chapters are titled “Alice,” the name of the novel’s protagonist. Each of the remaining chapters is titled for its narrator, 17 of them named, three identified only by nicknames. Alice and Modigliani are trying to solve the simultaneous murders in a...
Tags: Books, Guantanamo, California, Iraq, US, Alice, Balkans, Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Bronwyn, Modigliani, Erik Prince, Blackwater USA, Bronwyn Mauldin, Xenith, Hilary Plum


New Children’s Firearm Safety Book: There’s Only One You By Ryan Cleckner

Children’s Firearm Safety: Does not having guns in your home guarantee that your child will never encounter one? There’s Only One You By Ryan Cleckner Nashville, Tennessee – -(AmmoLand.com)- Children must learn how to respond around firearms, but real firearm safety starts with adults.Ignoring the need for firearm safety won’t make it go away and it’s your responsibility to educate your children, nobody else will. One common mistake is not teaching your kids anything about firearm safety beca...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Guns, Gear, Gun Safety, Jack, Alice, United States Army, Ryan Cleckner, Ryan Cleckner Nashville Tennessee AmmoLand, Ryan ClecknerRyan


Women to Read: November 2018

Women To Read is a monthly column from A.C. Wise highlighting female authors of speculative fiction and recommending a starting place for their work. C.L. Polk writes fantasy and romance, and my recommended starting place is her brilliant debut novel, Witchmark, which combines both. Like Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation, which I recommended in last month’s column, Witchmark grabbed me with its stunning cover and more than delivered with its contents. Dr. Miles Singer is a veteran working at a ho...
Tags: Books, Baker, Caribbean, NICK, Alice, Hunter, Miles, Polk, Forrest, Christopher, Tristan, Jurado, Sweeting, Smuggler Army, Justina Ireland, Likhain


Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi was such a spot of delightful whimsy and nonsense! It was so easy to get swept into this magical fantasy land where everyone devotes their life to magic and colour…except for one girl named Alice who was born without the colour that makes their world so special. The story felt like a … Continue reading Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi The post Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi appeared first on The Boomerang Books Blog.
Tags: Books, Book Review, Alice, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult, Cait Drews, Tahereh Mafi, Children's Fantasy


8 Favorites: Pitch-Perfect Iron Tools and Accessories for the Kitchen

In general, we’re not big on orange as a motif for Halloween. But black? That, we can get behind. Here are eight iron accessories and tools for the kitchen that we would be happy to welcome into our homes—any time of the year. Above: Made in Sweden, the Skeppshult Cast-Iron Mortar and Pestle is $85 from March. Above: The hand-forged iron Alice’s Egg Spoon is $250 at Permanent Collection. Read The Legendary Egg Spoon of Alice Waters and Fanny Singer for more on its origins. Above: ...
Tags: Books, Japan, Metal, Sweden, Virginia, India, Cast Iron, Black, Alice, Kitchens, Kitchen Accessories, Nalata Nalata, Utensils & Cutlery, Mitsuhiro Konishi, Kitchenware, Koizumi


Troubleshooting PaperWhite 3 not showing books after G letter

My Kindle, since last update, isn't listing books past the letter "G". For example, under a collection, I have -Alice's adventures in Wonderland -Awaken ... -C# -Cloud Native Python .. -Grave Decision -Harry Potter .. other books for example i'm on 3/10 pages of books, and after the last book with a G, shows the rest of the list blank. If i go to page 4.. 5..10.. it shows blank space Well, after the G letter, any book with an H to a Z in the begginnig, doesn't lists under any circunstances. Tri...
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle, Alice


NYC library turns Instagram into ebook reader for ‘Alice in Wonderland’

From the story: Quote: In an effort to broaden libraries‘ appeal among social media users, the New York Public Library today unveiled an unusual but ingenious use of Instagram. It’s turning full-length novels into ebooks that can be read with Instagram’s Instant Stories feature. The initiative was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which notes that the library aims to promote reading while adapting to modern trends. In effect, Instagram’s visually focused social media network is being...
Tags: Books, News, Instagram, Lewis Carroll, New York Public Library, Wall Street Journal, Alice, Franz Kafka, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, New York Public Library s Instagram


Conversation Piece: Alice

As with most things Edra, Alice is a functional piece of furniture—and so much more. Designed by Jacopo Foggini, Alice does indeed provide a place to sit but its appeal depends more on its artistic quality: Alice resembles a molded pile of spaghetti solidified by ectoplasmic glue. Constructed of polycarbonate monocoque using a technique in which plastic ropes are “applied manually with artistic gestures,” Alice is intended for both indoor and outdoor use. And, in case its shape and texture are ...
Tags: Books, LED lighting, Alice, Polycarbonate, Plastic Rope, Indoor/outdoor Chair, Conversation Piece, Edra, Conceptual Furniture, Jacopo Foggini, Polycarbonate Monocoque, Spaghetti Chair, Edra Alice, Jacopo Foggini Alice


Diy Queen Of Hearts Costume (Video Tutorial)

Last year I did my own version of the Queen of Hearts from Alice and Wonderland. Some pieces were bought, but the main parts were DIY’d. DIY Card Collar Tutu Crown Pleated Cuffs Scepter Earrings [Author: Bright Shadows]
Tags: Crafts, Alice, Queen of Hearts, Bright Shadows


Nonfiction: Coming of Age — and Becoming a Writer — in an America Obsessed With ‘Dead Girls’

“Dead Girls,” by Alice Bolin, and “Against Memoir,” by Michelle Tea, reflect on American culture’s often violent fixation on female bodies.
Tags: Tea, News, America, Alice, Murders, Michelle, Bolin, Books and Literature, Michelle Tea, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Alice Bolin, Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms (Book, Dead Girls: And Other Stories (Book


Cooking the Books with Jeannette Ng

Happy Monday and welcome to a regular monthly feature in partnership with Fran Wilde and Aliette de Bodard’s Cooking the Books Podcast! Today’s guest is Jeannette Ng, talking to Fran and Aliette about her Gothic novel Under the Pendulum Sun! Here at the extension kitchen, we have bonus Q&A content and an audio snippet: The Book Smugglers: Let’s play Marry/Kiss/Kill, but with food. Jeannette Ng: I may be overthinking this, but logistically the only food I could think to kill is an Oyster, g...
Tags: Books, Fantasy, Disney, Alice, Fran Wilde, Carpenter, Fran, Aliette de Bodard, Aliette, Cooking the Books, Jeannette Ng


The New York Public Library Puts Classic Stories on Instagram: Start with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Read Kafka’s The Metamorphosis Soon

I'd be happy if I could think that the role of the library was sustained and even enhanced in the age of the computer. —Bill Gates The New York Public Library excels at keeping a foot in both worlds, particularly when it comes to engaging younger readers. Visitors from all over the world make the pilgrimage to see the real live Winnie-the-Pooh and friends in the main branch’s hopping children’s center. And now anyone with a smartphone and an Instagram account can “check out” their digita...
Tags: Google, Books, Technology, Cook, Instagram, NYC, College, K-12, Libraries, Literature, Lewis Carroll, New York Public Library, Kafka, Alice, Winnie, Carroll


NYC library turns Instagram into ebook reader for ‘Alice in Wonderland’

From the story: Quote: In an effort to broaden libraries‘ appeal among social media users, the New York Public Library today unveiled an unusual but ingenious use of Instagram. It’s turning full-length novels into ebooks that can be read with Instagram’s Instant Stories feature. The initiative was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which notes that the library aims to promote reading while adapting to modern trends. In effect, Instagram’s visually focu...
Tags: Books, News, Instagram, Lewis Carroll, New York Public Library, Wall Street Journal, Alice, Franz Kafka, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, New York Public Library s Instagram


Your Reading Speed

I just took an online reading speed test, and I'm a little dismayed. I read it at my 'normal' reading speed, where I read most of my books that I am reading for enjoyment, and my speed was actually pretty low. It clocked in at 354 wpm. I did answer all of the questions correctly. I then retook the test (something about Alice and Wonderland) and pushed myself to read as fast as I thought I was capably absorbing the material, and I reached 524 wpm with 100% accuracy on the questions. This was be...
Tags: Books, General Discussions, Alice, Jessica


Tokyo Story - a smart romance

Hello, my debut book "Tokyo Story" is now for free. Get it on Amazon (and it will be again for free on 08/26-08/28) Tokyo Story is a tale of a girl Alice. Alice travels from Prague to Japan with a single goal – to find someone who was very important in her life. But finding one person in the multi-million city of Tokyo – when she has only his first name, an old photo and limited knowledge of Japanese – seems worse than impossible. Especially considering Alice has a terrible sense of directi...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Japan, Prague, Tokyo, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Alice, Alice Alice, Will Alice


The Best Podcasts & Books for Relaxing at the Beach

Simple entertainment for your time at the shore. During the summer I live at the beach so I am always looking for something to do between swimming and soaking up the sun. I have always been an avid reader and have a few favorite books that travel with me to the shore. But recently I have gotten into podcasts and have been binging for the past two months.Here are a few of my favorite books and podcasts to relax with at the beach: Podcasts: *Make sure you show your support to your favorite podcas...
Tags: Twitter, Chuck, Books, Youtube, College, Disney, Reading, Lewis Carroll, American Dream, Hare, Beach, Narnia, Alice, Carroll, Josh, George


NUMBER 3 in donation series...THE ALASKAN

DONATIONS were: Alaskajohn- The two days of pure hell were finally over. As I looked across the Cook Inlet at the snow covered peaks to the west, the tall glass of ice cold Alaskan IPA helped me forget the living nightmare I just lived through Bugbor- I've done enough damage. I'll give somebody else a chance. Jfountain2- Joe opened his bartering with what he thought were sure fire essentials, nipple clamps and hot sauce After stubbing her toe for the fourth time in as many days, Alice decid...
Tags: Books, Mexico, America, Dave, Alaska, Nebraska, John Wayne, States, Weapon, Arctic Ocean, Alice, Movies & Stories, Darwin, Chris, Joe, Tourette


The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – everything but tea!

On May 20, 2018, this tea drinker enthusiastically attended The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Oregon.  Sponsored by Opportunity Connections, this fundraiser was loads of fun for kids of all ages. Opportunity Connections is a “private, non-profit organization that has been serving people in the Columbia Gorge since 1967.  We offer assistance for people with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible while working and enjoying ...
Tags: Tea, Community, Tea Party, Alice, Columbia Gorge, Columbia Gorge Hotel, Mad Hatter


Cover Reveal & Excerpt: A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

Happy Tuesday! Today we are delighted to be hosting the cover reveal for the UK edition of L.L. McKinney’s debut novel A Blade So Black – a reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland! Without further ado, behold! The smugglerific cover! The Cover: About the book: The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting sk...
Tags: Books, UK, Fantasy, US, Atlanta, Covers, Kkk, Kansas, Lewis Carroll, Young Adult, Elle, Alice, Titan Books, McKinney, Addison, Smugglerific Cover


The Child

When the skeleton of a newborn is discovered at a building site in a rapidly-gentrifying part of London, Angela is convinced that it belongs to her baby Alice, stolen from her hospital cot 40 years earlier. But Emma, a ghostwriter who works from home and who has definite mental health issues, is just as convinced […]
Tags: Books, Fiction, Alice, Elizabeth, Emma, Mystery/Suspense, London Angela


Designer Profile: Cristina Celestino

Cristina Celestino’s work stands out for its link to the past and, even more, for its brave foray into the future. An avowed student and collector of “Italian design masterpieces,” she possesses the ability to simultaneously acknowledge, pay homage to, and re-contextualize historical work. 1. Opanca Sofa for Sergio Rossi This penchant for playing with traditional forms pervades her work. The Giardino all’Italiana collection for Fornace Brioni, for instance, hearkens back to cotto, the rough, h...
Tags: Accessories, Books, Fashion, Design, Wallpaper, Mirror, Wonderland, Alice, Giardino, Sergio Rossi, Sofa, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Designer Profile, Seletti, Cristina Celestino, Suspension Lamp


Today's Read: Force of Nature by Jane Harper

How long could you live in the Australian wilderness if you became separated from your colleagues while on a corporate retreat? What if you were more used to power suits, high heels, and the city than you were to jeans and hiking boots? When a banking executive is reported missing while on a camping trip, search and rescue know they'd better work fast if they're going to find the woman alive. Later, the four remaining women could fully agree on only two things. One: No one saw the bushla...
Tags: Books, Australia, Harper, Alice, Tina, Falk, Beth F, Diane Bibliophile By the Sea, Catherine BookClubLibrarian, Aaron Falk, Alice Russell, Macmillan Audio, Jane Harper, Giralang Ranges Melbourne Circumstances, Cameron Cooper, Stephen Shanahan



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