August 7, 2012 • Fiction
If you’re a lover of both literature and body modification, you’ll understand the longing to get a book tattoo.
Between quotes, illustrations, and tattoos of just books in general, we’ve compiled some amazing pieces of ink! Here are ten of my favorite, beautiful book tattoos.
And if you can't get enough of them (I sure can't), check out the website Tattoo Lit, now a book published by our friends Harper Perennial.
August 6, 2012 • What Would You Do?: Readers Respond to The Last Policeman
I’ve been answering the End of the World question for years.
One usually first confronts it around middle school. Without probing too deeply I realize that I had never really revised my answer since that time. A voice from the Id, something along the lines of: “Yeah! I want a seraglio full of Penthouse models all dressed in hooker costumes, and all the chocolate chip cookies in the world!”
August 3, 2012 • Fiction: Mystery
Filled with incredibly obscure references that send watchers stampeding to Wikipedia (ie: Who am I, Alan Turing?), Archer isn't only one of the funniest shows on television. It's also one of the smartest.
And wow, does this show love making literary references. From Tolkien to Shakespeare, Melville to Orwell, the past three seasons of FX's Archer has been full of them.
So read on, and share your favorite literary moments in the comments.
August 2, 2012 • Cookbook: Desserts
Nothing says summer like an ice cream sandwich: creamy ice cream, little bits of moist chocolate cookie getting stuck to your fingertips, eating the whole thing before it melted into a goopy mess. You probably don’t need a reason to seek out one of these yummy summer treats, but now you’ve got one: it’s National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!
Even better, today we show you how to make your own… with chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream!
August 1, 2012 • Handbooks: Worst-Case, Sports
Photo by Fevi Yu
As the mercury rises, something about the heat seems to make tempers flare just a little bit quicker.
Summer is mostly about fun and games, though in the case of golf, it can be a fine line that divides a nice afternoon from a frustrating one. Whether you’re on vacation to relax or playing a game with business in mind, you’ll have to keep your cool in more ways than one.
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Golf by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, and James Grace has the protocol for keeping things calm, cool, and collected – and maybe even a better score.