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A compendium of things shiny and random, including but not limited to: edibles, readables, listenables, watchables, covetables and ponderables. Please watch your step.

millionsmillions:

Electric Literature has posted “Map of the City Where Every Novel Takes Place” so you’ll never be lost in literature again.

It’s that thing when you’re with someone, and you love them and they know it, and they love you and you know it… but it’s a party… and you’re both talking to other people, and you’re laughing and shining… and you look across the room and catch each other’s eyes… but - but not because you’re possessive, or it’s precisely sexual… but because… that is your person in this life. And it’s funny and sad, but only because this life will end, and it’s this secret world that exists right there in public, unnoticed, that no one else knows about. It’s sort of like how they say that other dimensions exist all around us, but we don’t have the ability to perceive them. That’s - That’s what I want out of a relationship. Or just life, I guess.

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bestrooftalkever:

The Best Post On Tumblr

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slaughterhouse90210:

“Wasn’t that, in the end, what he wanted? To discover how this place worked—not just its outward system of organization, but its inward, private one as well? Its secret machinations, the strings that gestured the puppet. Who was the puppet, though?”—Edan Lepucki, California

slaughterhouse90210:

“Wasn’t that, in the end, what he wanted? To discover how this place worked—not just its outward system of organization, but its inward, private one as well? Its secret machinations, the strings that gestured the puppet. Who was the puppet, though?”
—Edan Lepucki, California

motherjones:

fishcaken:

"Harrison: Apple detective Tom Burford revived this cider apple from a single tree in a defunct New Jersey cider mill. USDA" 

Nothing makes us happier than when people post our old magazine piece about apples on Tumblr.

motherjones:

fishcaken:

"Harrison: Apple detective Tom Burford revived this cider apple from a single tree in a defunct New Jersey cider mill. USDA" 

Nothing makes us happier than when people post our old magazine piece about apples on Tumblr.

rollingstone:

Huey Lewis may never have lacked confidence – “He’s always been successful at that,” declares Alex Call, a singer who shared a house with him for three years – but now it’s entirely warranted. After struggling for more than ten years, this ruggedly handsome thirty-three-year-old has gotten hold of the brass ring. Three of the singles from his latest LP, Sports, have been hits – “I Want a New Drug,” “Heart and Soul,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll” – and a fourth, “If This Is It,” is currently applying for Top Ten residency as well. Videos of Huey Lewis and the News – drummer Gibson, keyboardist Sean Hopper, guitarist Chris Hayes, saxman-axeman Johnny Colla and bassist Mario Cipollina – have become a welcome oasis of normality in the broken-glass and leather-bikini world of MTV. Their live shows – ninety minutes of uptempo rock, plus a superb doo-wop interlude – have sold out ever since Huey and the News started headlining last April. And Sports – a likable, unadventurous fusion of white-rocker oomph and blue-eyed R&B – hit Number One for a week and is still selling at a brisk pace.
Happy 63rd birthday Huey Lewis! Take a look at our 1984 cover story on the hard-working Lewis.

rollingstone:

Huey Lewis may never have lacked confidence – “He’s always been successful at that,” declares Alex Call, a singer who shared a house with him for three years – but now it’s entirely warranted. After struggling for more than ten years, this ruggedly handsome thirty-three-year-old has gotten hold of the brass ring. Three of the singles from his latest LP, Sports, have been hits – “I Want a New Drug,” “Heart and Soul,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll” – and a fourth, “If This Is It,” is currently applying for Top Ten residency as well. Videos of Huey Lewis and the News – drummer Gibson, keyboardist Sean Hopper, guitarist Chris Hayes, saxman-axeman Johnny Colla and bassist Mario Cipollina – have become a welcome oasis of normality in the broken-glass and leather-bikini world of MTV. Their live shows – ninety minutes of uptempo rock, plus a superb doo-wop interlude – have sold out ever since Huey and the News started headlining last April. And Sports – a likable, unadventurous fusion of white-rocker oomph and blue-eyed R&B – hit Number One for a week and is still selling at a brisk pace.

Happy 63rd birthday Huey Lewis! Take a look at our 1984 cover story on the hard-working Lewis.

“There are no endings. If you think so you are deceived as to their nature. They are all beginnings. Here is one.”

—   Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies (via madderreds)

I’m going through Bring Up the Bodies withdrawal, and I only finished it three hours ago.

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theatlantic:

Egyptian protestors shine laser lights on a military helicopter flying over the presidential palace in Cairo, on June 30, 2013, as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gather during a protest calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

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