With April Fool’s Day approaching, it’s a good time to wonder: what kinds of horrible things will you do to the people you love? At the OUP’s blog, a list of great pranks for inspiration.
"How is the life of a creative person—an artist, a designer, a composer—related to his or her work?" The New Yorker lists 7 archived pieces by way of answer.
The deadline for DIAGRAM's essay contest is October 31, but mostly I just wanted an excuse to link to previous winner Cheyenne Nimes' "SECTION 404 OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT AND THE SANTA CRUZ RIVER SAND SHARK, SUBTITLED 'THIS TROUBLESOME REGULATORY CONSTRAINT'."
Great news for food lovers and over-thinkers everywhere: Gastronomica, the James Beard Award winning journal that takes a highminded approach to food and taste, recently began publishing writing online. Start with this lovely long article on the competition between Chinese and French black truffles. Or with a slightly cheeky revision of Pierre Bourdieu’s food space, if that's more your, um, cup of tea.