This year, 14 million young girls will be married against their will and nearly 1 million girls will be sold into slavery. To commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8, the women’s rights organization Catapult demonstrates that these aren’t stats but human lives.
Kevin recommends “Kafka Was the Rage” by Anatole Broyard
Broyard’s memoir does for Greenwich Village what Hemingway’s Feast does for Paris. Even better, Broyard writes so passionately about books and writing that you will be convinced the affairs are not only in this book, but with books.
Perennial Unabridged favorite! Read it.
Wondering Sound was born out of a sense of need. As we looked around the cultural landscape, we noticed that fewer and fewer places were devoting space to the kind of long-form features, spirited interviews and rousing criticism that once defined music journalism, and those sites that did weren’t focusing on the artists we felt were important. We created Wondering Sound as an answer to that need, and to give a greater showcase to the kind of world-class editorial we’ve spent a decade creating at eMusic.
I turned toward Rockefeller Plaza. There were crowds heavily leaning over the stone rampart looking down at the skaters in the skating rink. There was a rather stout man, in a checkered cap, clowning on the ice, and a little girl, completely costumed, doing astonishing figure eights and leaps, and a couple, she in a mink coat, he in a tuxedo, arm in arm, who must have thought it would be fun skating before dinner. I went down through the people watching into the English Grill to have a drink, and there was Vivian, in a short black velvet skating skirt, having a hot toddy at the bar. Lover, she said, how nice to see you. The hot toddy, steaming in its thick glass, looking medicinal as hell, was wonderful on a cold night, and she really went skating because half the fun was sitting at the bar in the short flaring costume, ordering a toddy; besides, she loved the trouble it put the bartender to.
This Classics and Coffee club entry is more boozy than usual, which seems right, given the setting for much of Hayes’s book …
“There are professional thrills and there are professional thrills, but I am extra especially thrilled to report that FSG is going to be publishing John Darnielle’s novel, Wolf in White Van, this fall. John is famous for his work with the Mountain Goats, and I suspect that none of the many fans who know his lyrics and have heard his stories will be surprised by the revelation that his is a genuinely literary mind. And it’s true—Wolf in White Van emphatically proves that his imagination and voice are at least as at home on the page as they are in song.
There are many things worth singling out for praise in Wolf in White Van:the unforgettable main character, Sean Phillips, who has been isolated by a disfiguring injury since age seventeen; Trace Italian, the intricate game within the novel that Sean created and runs; the interplay of real and imagined worlds, which is both complex and heartbreaking; the structure of the storytelling—audacious, brilliant, and never anything but convincing and unreasonably suspenseful; the prose itself, which is precise and beautiful and (forgive me) lyrical.”
Read more from editor Sean McDonald about Wolf in White Van here.
Pharrell stars newest cover Billboard magazine
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President/Chief Creative Officer: Janice Min
Creative Director: Shanti Marlar
Photo director/Video Director: Jennifer Laski
Creative director: Andrew Horton, read here a great post about the Business Week covers he designed.