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The Girls: a Novel
A beautifully written book, Emma Cline's debut novel "The Girls" explores the secret lives of adolescent girls; the perils of the in-between. Set in the late '60s in Northern California, it's a story not just of young women, but an of era and a Manson...
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Adam J Kurtz's "Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later"
Brooklyn-based artist and designer Adam J Kurtz is launching his second book, "Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later" (the follow-up to "1 Page at a Time"), and it's very much an activity guide for grown-ups. Not only are there spaces for drawing...
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Rad Women Worldwide
Writer Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl (who created the New York Times bestseller "Rad American Women A-Z") have come together again for another feminist-leaning tome: "Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other...
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You're Saying it Wrong
If you find yourself discussing (or arguing) how to pronounce words like "pho," "niche" or "acai," new book "You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse" could be...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Star Trek Was More Than it Seemed The original Star Trek series might have only lasted three years, but it explored significant political and cultural issues—despite it oftentimes being looked over as purely playful and kitsch. The cult TV...
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The Importants
The tender portraits taken by photographer, casting director and creative director Kevin Amato—for his new book "The Importants"—honor the characters (mostly from the Bronx) he's dedicated to capturing on film. Amato is a pioneer of the now-common...
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The Illustrated Book of Sayings
Writer and illustrator, Ella Frances Sanders' new book "The Illustrated Book of Sayings" is a charming collection of idioms that get lost in translation. The kinds of phrases you don't often hear in traditional language lessons, these are the sayings...
DESIGN
Cut That Out: Collage in Contemporary Design
Both Ryan Doyle (aka DR) and Mark Edwards (aka ME) were—like many of us—introduced to collage at a young age; Doyle by his mother who presented him with a collage of photos of himself, and Edwards who was introduced to a family friend Steve Smith...
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Our Back to School Reading List
Whether you're voracious readers or simply image-seeking page flippers, the following eight books reflect some of the most interesting that have crossed our path recently. As students head off to school, we can all jump on the book-reading band wagon...
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Bob Mizer's Two-Volume "AMG: 1000 Model Directory"
Taschen's forthcoming "Bob Mizer. AMG: 1000 Model Directory" two-volume tome is far more than a collection of over 1000 hunky, near-nude bodybuilders and celebrities. (Though, that's definitely part of the allure.) Within both volumes, one bears witness...
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Monument Bookend
Bookends are oftentimes perceived of as unnecessary or kitsch design objects, but this stunning and minimal version from Brooklyn-based Chen Chen + Kai Williams will make a statement. Made from White Carrara marble, the bookend is shaped to accentuate...
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Metamorphoses
Including 15 books and over 250 myths, Ovid's "Metamorphoses" is a true classic—one many of us may feel a little shameful about, for not having read it yet. The clever and energetic poetry links mythical stories (like Pygmalion and the fall of Troy...
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Artist David Salle's "How to See" Book
For some, a work of art in a museum or gallery can require substantial consideration. For others, a passing glance will do. One can choose to read into symbolism, coloration and more—or purely enjoy (or despise) any type of art for aesthetic reasons...
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Tom of Finland XXL: New Edition
First published in 2009, a very comprehensive tome of Tom of Finland works, "Tom of Finland XXL" contained over 1000 images—covering around 60 years of the artist's work. The book is now available in a second edition (currently on pre-order) and features...
FOOD-DRINK
A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches
There are so many cookbooks on every specific subject—from authentic Mexican to TV show-inspired and cannabis. But it's the books that capture the authoring chef's psyche and essence that actually get re-read on the regular (the others stay on...
TRAVEL
Robert Moor's "On Trails: An Exploration"
Everyone is familiar with the way one's mind strays while on a long walk. Seven years ago, author Robert Moor embarked upon a very long walk—in fact, it was a five-month-long thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. During that time, he took copious...
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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
Illustrator and writer Rachel Ignotofsky's first-ever book "Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World" profiles 50 women who have made a difference in the industry—from psychologist and civil rights activist Mamie Phipps Clark; to...
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"Insider Brooklyn" Book
Rachel Felder is no stranger to Brooklyn. She's a fourth-generation New Yorker with plenty of family history, stories and memories in the city. Felder (a journalist whose work can be seen in various publications from the New York Times to Rolling...
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The Stoner’s Coloring Book
Create your trippiest artwork and set your inner artist free with Jared Hoffman's "The Stoner’s Coloring Book." With 40+ original illustrations created by nine artists, the pages within are a wild ride; psychedelic and plenty of positive vibes. So...
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Kava Gorna's "100 Cheeks" Book
Fashion and lifestyle photographer Kava Gorna understands the allure of beautiful butts. Through the sultry and playful photographs in her just-released book, "100 Cheeks," Gorna pays homage to vintage denim while also celebrating the bottoms that...
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