Ransom Riggs, author of the novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is a collector of vernacular photography. Maggie posted about his collection several years ago. And his Miss Peregrine's novel featured a number of those great old snapshots in the book. (The beautiful and weird photo on the cover recently sold on eBay for $600!) Since then, Riggs has compiled his favorite snaps into a new book just published today: Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past." Importantly, the book also reproduces the curious notes and captions scrawled on the backs of the prints.
Shortly after George Orwell published Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1949, he received a letter from his onetime high school French teacher, Aldous Huxley, who had published Brave New Work 17 years earlier. Here are Huxley’s comments, via Letters of Note: Wrightwood. Cal. 21 October, 1949 Dear Mr. Orwell, It was very kind of you to tell […]
Leonard Richardson isn’t just the author of Constellation Games, one of the best debut novels I ever read and certainly one of the best books I read in 2013; he’s also an extremely talented free/open source server-software developer who has been working for the New York Public Library on a software project that liberates every […]
Tonight in Kansas City, MO, at Midamericon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, the Hugo Awards were presented to a rapt audience in person and online, with voters weighing on a ballot that had been partially sabotaged by a small clique of people who objected to stories about wowen and people who weren’t white.
If you’re running low on MacBook storage, your options are pretty limited. External hard drives mean toting around another piece of bulky equipment, and you probably don’t want a USB stick constantly protruding from your laptop.That’s why the Nifty MiniDrive for MacBooks is such a desirable alternative, and one of our top tech finds this year. You can add […]
Next time you forget a birthday or anniversary, take our advise and try out The Bouqs Company. We discovered this rapidly growing flower company last year, and its quick delivery and beautiful bouquets have come through every time.For $35, you can get $50 worth of flowers, which The Bouqs Company cuts from sustainable farms. This allows them to […]
If you’ve ever seen a drone video, you know the footage blows traditional pictures and GoPro footage out of the water. And if you’re like us, you’ve been itching to get your hands on a drone of your own ever since. We fly the Code Black Drone with HD Camera because it’s both a quality camera drone, and […]