We are loving this short 1948 silent film by Helen Levitt and James Agee about Harlem street life, shot using 18mm hidden cameras.
Stop Talking. Start Making →
Lewis recently took part in General Assembly’s “Stop Talking. Start Making” series, talking about why he started a brand new magazine at age 72. There’s other videos as well, including Mario Batali, Michael Bloomberg, and Amanda Hesser, all talking about what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
Andrew Jackson VI had planned to name a son Andrew Jackson VII but instead had...– “When the Country’s Founding Father is Your Founding Father,” Smithsonian Magazine
Thomas Edison's Eccentric Job Interview Questions
mentalflossr: Could you get a job working for Thomas Edison? Here are some sample questions from his employment questionnaire.
Might we suggest a Longreads pairing?
Ah the long weekend, so much to read! Of course you are thinking: I need more devastating, thoughtful, and poignant true stories of familial love and loss. Might we suggest a delightful pairing of Philip Connors and Cris Beam? Philip Connors, “Stories to Live With” from the Family issue of LQ We tell stories about the dead in order that they may live, if not in body then at least in...
James Franco reads Ben Franklin's "In Praise of... →
“Because as they have more Knowledge of the World and their Minds are better stor’d with Observations, their Conversation is more improving and more lastingly agreeable.” And don’t forget….“because they are so grateful!”
"A Few Words About My Wife," from "Me" by Vladimir...
Oh Mayakovsky, why won’t you love me? nyrbclassics: 2. A Few Words About My Wife I have married the moon and she combs the water, the beaches of uncharted seas. She’s my lunar lady, she has long red hair and she drives a herd of horses through a screaming streak of stars! She gets married every evening in a greasy garage and she kisses all the pictures on the newspaper stands. Her pretty...