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Get Creative Inspiration from Julie Katrine Andersen

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Print magazine - HOW Design Live is the biggest gathering of creative professionals anywhere. You’re invited to join us as we celebrate our 25th anniversary in Chicago May 4–8 with what is sure to be the most inspi...

"The Lives and Loves of Intricate Cakes" and "When The Seltzer's Like 'Nah' and You're Like 'Oh Please, Please Be Cold' and the Seltzer's Like 'Nah'" by Rahawa Haile

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Maud Newton - Last year I saw a photograph, poorly angled with shallow focus. Its subject was a thoughtful slice of cake. And inside the cake was what can only be described as intricacy. I hesitate to call them ...

Largehearted Boy: Largehearted Boy Weekly Wrap-Up -March 1, 2015

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David Gutowski - A list of the past week's Largehearted Boy features: Book Notes: (authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates to their book) Alexandra Fuller's playlist for her memoir Leaving Before t...

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Jay Allison - Produced for WCAI's Sonic IDs (Part of a collaboration between Transom and Cowbird) Notes from Jay Allison Viki Merrick is really the Queen of Sonic ID production. She shepherds every one through d...

Fiction Book Review: Crow Fair by Thomas McGuane. Knopf, $25.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-385-35019-8

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Publishers Weekly - Crow Fair Thomas McGuane. Knopf, $25.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-385-35019-8 "Me and Ray thought you ought to see what dementia looks like,” a woman named Morsel tells Dave, who has just driven Ray across...

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Author of "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books Your Haven't TOuched Since High School." Crazy about publishing, media, journalism, our times, and animal group names. Prone to oversharing.

Cheese Sauce for Cheese Fries and Nachos

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Ana Marie Cox - Add cheese and cornstarch to large bowl. Toss to combine. Transfer to medium saucepan. Add 1 cup evaporated milk and hot sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with whisk until melted, bubb...

The Queequeg Diaries — Chapter 1 - Loomings

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Levi Asher - They call me Queequeg. It’s the best they can do and I tolerate it. They say the name and I answer, for now. It doesn’t matter what they call me, except that I should want to live a little longer a...

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» INFOGRAPHIC: Why Readers Still Prefer Paper

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Electric Literature - Let’s see … a book doesn’t feel like a book unless it looks like one … the act of turning a page is part of the excitement, like opening a door (or undressing a woman or man) … reading a book is mo...

Largehearted Boy: Book Notes - Melissa Pritchard - "The Odditorium"

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