Famous Authors Get Dressed Up In Costume Because, Well, They Want To

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Thursday 24 October 2013

What an author does in his or her spare time might be completely opposite to how you imagine them to be. And Flavorwire proves just this by taking us on a 20-picture journey into the world of authors and their costume habits! This one is perfect for Halloween time and documents authors Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and even F. Scott Fitzgerald in incredible transformations through costume. Not all these costumed authors are dressing up for Halloween, though.

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Writers having a drink

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 2 August 2013

Write drunk, edit sober, as they say. No better way of exemplifying that, then, by rounding up some of our favorite writers getting some inspiration the old fashioned way with a tipple in their hand. Charles Bukowski and Hunter S. Thompson shoot straight for beer while Samuel Beckett’s more of a wine guy. And we’re not sure what poison Ernest Hemingway’s mixing. Well, every writer to their own. Enjoy.

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Well-stocked writing rooms of Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 2 August 2013

Here be the well-stocked libraries, study and writing rooms of famous men, thanks to a handy compilation by The Art of Manliness. Rudyard Kipling’s study is suitably rustic; William F. Buckley’s is a living example of what it means to have order in chaos, and Neil Gaiman’s gazebo retreat has too much charm for words. […]

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Nature Near Home and Other Papers by John Burroughs

Adam Wells Reader Find

By Adam Wells in New Products on Wednesday 14 November 2012

John Burroughs was an American naturalist. I love the idea of understanding the animals that live around us, not just the ones that are in rainforests on the other side of the world. His book, Nature Near the Home, deals with the activities and creatures you’re likely to find in your back garden that may […]

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