Jennifer Howard

Writer, journalist, gadabout. More at www.jenniferhoward.com.

Balance

Tetris meets the to-do list: a game by @AnaSalter, inspired by Brigid Schulte’s book “Overwhelmed.”

Reading is different online than off, experts say

I feel like I’ve been reading this story, in one version or another, for about 5 years now, and each time it leaves me unsatisfied.

Russian Security Now Using Typewriters to Thwart the NSA

Typewriters: the perfect technology for a paranoid 21st-century world?

Cats with pet authors. [Why are all the authors men?]

thisisredfivestandingby:

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Philip K. Dick + Sonia

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Truman Capote + Tiffany

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Ernest Hemingway + Nick

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Neil Gaiman + Zoe

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Jean Paul Sartre + Nothing

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Jack Kerouac + Tyke

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Herman Hesse + Narciss

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Jean Luis Borges + Aleph

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Charles Bukowski + Factotum

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Alduous Huxley + Limbo

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Mark Twain + Huckleberry

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Ezra Pound + Cats

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Hunter Thompson + Jones

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Haruki Marukami + Kirin

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Allen Ginsberg + Howl

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William S. Burroughs + Junkie

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Samuel Beckett + Murphy and Watt

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George Bernard Shaw + Pygmalion

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Albert Camus + Stranger

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“When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.”

—   Christopher Morley (via wordpainting)

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Must get better about deadlines. Must get better about deadlines. Must get better about deadlines. Must get…

The list: 100 Great Science Fiction Stories by Women

Posting this in response to NPR’s reader-generated list of top SF novels, a list that has distressingly few female names on it.

I love how much my children read—until I have to walk their books back to the library. :)

“"We thank the Ransom Center for taking on our archive and for cleaning out our basement." —Dave Eggers, commenting on the acquisition of the McSweeney’s archive by the Harry Ransom Center at UT-Austin.”

Ruth Franklin: An open letter to a few good magazine editors; or, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore"

Dear Jim, Scott, Graydon, Hugo, Josh, and Adam:

I hope you don’t mind that I’m calling you by your first names, even though I know only one of you. (Josh and I go way back.) I realize I could have just said, “Hey guys!” which, come to think of it, really makes my point for me. But I wanted this…