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    nprbooks:

A floating pop-up library is opening on New York’s Hudson River this fall. The creation of the artist Beatrice Glow, The Floating Library will appear “aboard the historic Lilac Museum Steamship berthed at Pier 25 on the Hudson River in New York City” from Sept. 6 to Oct. 3, according to the library’s website. “The ship’s main deck will be transformed into an outdoor reading lounge to offer library visitors a range of reading materials from underrepresented authors, artist books, poetry, manifestoes, as well as a book collection, that, at the end of the lifecycle of the project, will be donated to local high school students with demonstrated need.” This is not the first floating library — another, the brainchild of the artist Sarah Peters, appeared last year on Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake.
More book news here.
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Oh SMASHING. Wish I could get along there.

    nprbooks:

    A floating pop-up library is opening on New York’s Hudson River this fall. The creation of the artist Beatrice Glow, The Floating Library will appear “aboard the historic Lilac Museum Steamship berthed at Pier 25 on the Hudson River in New York City” from Sept. 6 to Oct. 3, according to the library’s website. “The ship’s main deck will be transformed into an outdoor reading lounge to offer library visitors a range of reading materials from underrepresented authors, artist books, poetry, manifestoes, as well as a book collection, that, at the end of the lifecycle of the project, will be donated to local high school students with demonstrated need.” This is not the first floating library — another, the brainchild of the artist Sarah Peters, appeared last year on Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake.

    More book news here.

    Image via Facebook

    Oh SMASHING. Wish I could get along there.

     
  2. Potter has done too much for me for me to ever want to shit all over it. I’m never going to say: ‘Don’t ask me questions about that’. I remember reading an interview with Robert Smith from The Cure. Somebody said to him: ‘Why do you still wear all that makeup, don’t you feel a bit past it?’ And he said: ‘There are still 14-year-olds coming to see The Cure for the first time, dressed like that. I’d never want to make them feel silly.’ It’s a similar thing with Potter. People are still discovering those books and films. It would be awful for them to find out the people involved had turned their backs on it. Though sometimes, people do come up and say ‘I loved you in The Woman in Black,’ which is really sweet. That’s them knowing that it matters to me that I’ve done other stuff.
    — 

    Daniel Radcliffe for London Magazine (x)

    #what a right thinking human he has turned out to be
    ^THIS.

    (via pipilottirist)

    And a nice interview too.

    (Source: potterbird)

     
  3. 19:31

    Notes: 3

    Reblogged from jimvermin

    Tags: Jim Rulandforest of fortune

    Forests of Fortune

    jimvermin:

    image

    Many thanks to Leland Zaitz who sent me this striking cover from a pulp published in the 1930s with the same title as my novel. What’s going on here? What are they doing with that poor chap? Who was Pierre Quiroule? Why is the skull wearing a red eye mask? Is that the Forest of Fortune off the starboard beam? So many questions…

    Quite a find.

     
  4. markruffalo:


The Top 10 Solar States
Environment America published a report documenting its findings of how solar is growing as a source of power. “Solar electric power tripled in the U.S. between 2011 and 2013 and ten states are responsible for 87% percent of that growth,” Environment America reports.
Arizona is the clear winner, producing  275 watts per person. But recent changes to the law regarding net-metering are making it harder for home-owners to choose solar. Vote Solar and other organizations are opposing this change; keep up with them here.
Close runners-up are Hawaii, Nevada, and California. There were also several smaller states on the list, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Massachusetts.

This month we’ve seen the organization of a great national event series, we’ve learned more about solar power and we’ve dished out advice on renewable energy! Read more HERE!


And Australian pollies crow about closing down their Energy Efficiency Opportunities program. Shame, Australia, Shame.

    markruffalo:

    The Top 10 Solar States

    Environment America published a report documenting its findings of how solar is growing as a source of power. “Solar electric power tripled in the U.S. between 2011 and 2013 and ten states are responsible for 87% percent of that growth,” Environment America reports.

    Arizona is the clear winner, producing  275 watts per person. But recent changes to the law regarding net-metering are making it harder for home-owners to choose solar. Vote Solar and other organizations are opposing this change; keep up with them here.

    Close runners-up are Hawaii, Nevada, and California. There were also several smaller states on the list, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Massachusetts.

    This month we’ve seen the organization of a great national event series, we’ve learned more about solar power and we’ve dished out advice on renewable energy! Read more HERE!

    And Australian pollies crow about closing down their Energy Efficiency Opportunities program. Shame, Australia, Shame.

     
  5. 08:18 3rd Sep 2014

    Notes: 3

    Reblogged from tinglealley

    Tags: Wuthering fightsnews

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    tinglealley:

Haha! I guess they felt like Jane Bare Knuckles It would be too much of a stretch.

    tinglealley:

    Haha! I guess they felt like Jane Bare Knuckles It would be too much of a stretch.

     
  6. 08:13

    Notes: 17443

    Reblogged from thetinhouse

    Tags: Kurt Vonnegut16 rules for writingreblog?

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    thetinhouse:

Kurt always says it best.

Kurt Vonnegut: 16 Rules For Writing Fiction
1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
4. Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action.
5. Start as close to the end as possible.
6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them — in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.
9. Find a subject you care aboutand which you in your heart feel others should care about.
10. Do not ramble.
11. Keep it simple. Simplicity of language is not only reputable, but perhaps even sacred.
12. Have guts to cut. Your rule might be this: If a sentence, no matter how excellent, does not illuminate your subject in some new and useful way, scratch it out.
13. Sound like yourself. The writing style which is most natural for you is bound to echo the speech you heard when a child.
14. Say what you mean. You should avoid Picasso-style or jazz-style writing, if you have something worth saying and wish to be understood.
15. Pity the readers. Our stylistic options as writers are neither numerous nor glamorous, since our readers are bound to be such imperfect artists.
16. You choose. The most meaningful aspect of our styles, which is what we choose to write about, is utterly unlimited.

    thetinhouse:

    Kurt always says it best.

    Kurt Vonnegut: 16 Rules For Writing Fiction

    1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

    2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

    3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

    4. Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action.

    5. Start as close to the end as possible.

    6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them — in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

    7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

    8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

    9. Find a subject you care aboutand which you in your heart feel others should care about.

    10. Do not ramble.

    11. Keep it simple. Simplicity of language is not only reputable, but perhaps even sacred.

    12. Have guts to cut. Your rule might be this: If a sentence, no matter how excellent, does not illuminate your subject in some new and useful way, scratch it out.

    13. Sound like yourself. The writing style which is most natural for you is bound to echo the speech you heard when a child.

    14. Say what you mean. You should avoid Picasso-style or jazz-style writing, if you have something worth saying and wish to be understood.

    15. Pity the readers. Our stylistic options as writers are neither numerous nor glamorous, since our readers are bound to be such imperfect artists.

    16. You choose. The most meaningful aspect of our styles, which is what we choose to write about, is utterly unlimited.

    (Source: mimswriter)

     
  7. 08:11

    Notes: 129

    Reblogged from pbsamericanmasters

    Tags: Dorothea LangePBSphotography

    pbsamericanmasters:

    In case you missed it, Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning is now available online.

     
  8. mythologyofblue:

Emmy Andriesse, White Fish and Arm, Netherland, c. 1950. +

    mythologyofblue:

    Emmy Andriesse, White Fish and Arm, Netherland, c. 1950. +

     
  9. On the investment by Tesla in charging stations across the US for its electric cars.

     
  10. 19:16

    Notes: 709

    Reblogged from steepravine

    Tags: LakesMichiganOntonagonsteepravine

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    steepravine:

Endless Summer - Stand Up  Paddle Board Reprise
Sometimes nature outdoes herself.
(Ontonagon, Michigan - 8/2014)

Enjoying this Tumblrer’s photos.

    steepravine:

    Endless Summer - Stand Up  Paddle Board Reprise

    Sometimes nature outdoes herself.

    (Ontonagon, Michigan - 8/2014)

    Enjoying this Tumblrer’s photos.