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theparisreview:

“Rome says: enjoy me. London: survive me. New York: gimme all you got.”
Read Zadie Smith’s story from our Spring issue, now available in its entirety online.

I will always reblog Zadie.

housingworksbookstore:

theparisreview:

“Rome says: enjoy me. London: survive me. New York: gimme all you got.”

Read Zadie Smith’s story from our Spring issue, now available in its entirety online.

I will always reblog Zadie.

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Tags: Zadie Smith

Ben Tarnoff, author of The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature is doing an AMA at 3pm! Go to reddit.com/r/books to ask him questions about these four writers. 
The members of the bohemians are: A young Mark Twain, escaping the draft and seeking adventure; literary golden boy Bret Harte; struggling gay poet Charles Warren Stoddard; and beautiful, haunted Ina Coolbirth, poet and protectorate of this band of lost boys. 

Ben Tarnoff, author of The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature is doing an AMA at 3pm! Go to reddit.com/r/books to ask him questions about these four writers. 

The members of the bohemians are: A young Mark Twain, escaping the draft and seeking adventure; literary golden boy Bret Harte; struggling gay poet Charles Warren Stoddard; and beautiful, haunted Ina Coolbirth, poet and protectorate of this band of lost boys. 

Celebrating National Poetry Month with the lovely Mary Oliver 

Celebrating National Poetry Month with the lovely Mary Oliver 

Top apocalypse/disaster films chosen by Lewis Dartnell, author of The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch (on-sale 4/17).
See the rest of his picks here

Top apocalypse/disaster films chosen by Lewis Dartnell, author of The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch (on-sale 4/17).

See the rest of his picks here

Don’t miss Ben’s AMA tomorrow! 

Don’t miss Ben’s AMA tomorrow! 

In case of emergency (ie the apocalypse) break glass and grab a copy of The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell! 

In case of emergency (ie the apocalypse) break glass and grab a copy of The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell

Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet … So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother’s bright blue eyes and her father’s jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue—in Marilyn’s case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James’s case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party.When Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia’s older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it’s the youngest of the family—Hannah—who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened.A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home,Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.
Enter the goodreads giveaway here 

Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet … So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother’s bright blue eyes and her father’s jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue—in Marilyn’s case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James’s case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party.

When Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia’s older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it’s the youngest of the family—Hannah—who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened.

A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home,Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

Enter the goodreads giveaway here 

The Iraq War from the perspective of a Iraqi citizen and American Marine. 

The Iraq War from the perspective of a Iraqi citizen and American Marine. 

Best of luck to the Wildcats this weekend!

Best of luck to the Wildcats this weekend!

via Esquire UK
10 Step Guide To Surviving The Apocalypse by Lewis Dartnell
Any idea how you would handle yourself if the world as we know it was smited into oblivion? Research scientist Dr Lewis Dartnell, author of the upcoming book The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch, tells us how to make a crack of surviving the aftermath. 
1 | Don’t Panic
It’s the morning after the end of the world as we know it. Most of humanity has been obliterated. But, hey – things aren’t all bad.
There are plenty of resources left behind that you can scavenge to keep yourself going comfortably: mountains of canned food in the deserted supermarkets, underground lakes of fuel in petrol stations, countless abandoned cars and homes.
Night in the Playboy Mansion, anyone? 
2 | Forget Fashion
Sure, you can take this opportunity to raid the entire contents of Selfridge’s and be the best-dressed survivor on the planet.
But it’s time for pragmatism – you need clothes that wil help you in the weird new world you find yourself in. 
Hard-wearing trousers, layers of warm tops and a good waterproof jacket will keep you comfortable when spending a lot more time outdoors or in unheated buildings.
And remember, the hospitals are in pieces so a broken leg isn’t really an option. Decent hiking boots are suddenly essential. 
 
3 | Be A Firestarter 
Like your primitive ancestors, fire is going to become your life-saver.
It’ll keep the cold away and mean you can rustle up dinner.
At first, there’ll be plenty of lighters and boxes of matches lying around, but it won’t stay that easy for long.
You’ll need to learn to strike steel and flint, focusing sunlight with a lens or polished bottom of a drinks can, or even brushing the terminals of a 9V battery against some wire wool.
Unleash your inner caveman. You know you want to.
4 | Keep Your Friends Close
Civilisation has collapsed. Your days of mate-making over a pint are over.
Gangs and bandits will be roaming the land, and the best way to keep safe is to surround yourself with a group you can trust.
Working in a team, you’ll also be able to scavenge and find other survivors far more effectively. 

 Read the rest of the article here

via Esquire UK

10 Step Guide To Surviving The Apocalypse by Lewis Dartnell

Any idea how you would handle yourself if the world as we know it was smited into oblivion? Research scientist Dr Lewis Dartnell, author of the upcoming book The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch, tells us how to make a crack of surviving the aftermath.

1 | Don’t Panic

It’s the morning after the end of the world as we know it. Most of humanity has been obliterated. But, hey – things aren’t all bad.

There are plenty of resources left behind that you can scavenge to keep yourself going comfortably: mountains of canned food in the deserted supermarkets, underground lakes of fuel in petrol stations, countless abandoned cars and homes.

Night in the Playboy Mansion, anyone? 

2 | Forget Fashion

Sure, you can take this opportunity to raid the entire contents of Selfridge’s and be the best-dressed survivor on the planet.

But it’s time for pragmatism – you need clothes that wil help you in the weird new world you find yourself in. 

Hard-wearing trousers, layers of warm tops and a good waterproof jacket will keep you comfortable when spending a lot more time outdoors or in unheated buildings.

And remember, the hospitals are in pieces so a broken leg isn’t really an option. Decent hiking boots are suddenly essential. 

 

3 | Be A Firestarter 

Like your primitive ancestors, fire is going to become your life-saver.

It’ll keep the cold away and mean you can rustle up dinner.

At first, there’ll be plenty of lighters and boxes of matches lying around, but it won’t stay that easy for long.

You’ll need to learn to strike steel and flint, focusing sunlight with a lens or polished bottom of a drinks can, or even brushing the terminals of a 9V battery against some wire wool.

Unleash your inner caveman. You know you want to.

4 | Keep Your Friends Close

Civilisation has collapsed. Your days of mate-making over a pint are over.

Gangs and bandits will be roaming the land, and the best way to keep safe is to surround yourself with a group you can trust.

Working in a team, you’ll also be able to scavenge and find other survivors far more effectively. 

 Read the rest of the article here