Seducer’s cookbook: the 1960s science of dinner dates

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Monday 26 August 2013

‘You can learn a lot about a person from the way he or she eats’. At first, I thought this theory was a little far-fetched. But then I kept reading and found myself nodding my head in agreement. This book is hilariously spot-on.

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Often Overlooked: Cary Polkovitz’s whimsical collection of short stories

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By Lost At E Minor in New Products on Tuesday 2 April 2013

Author Cary Polkovitz’s whimsical collection of over 70 short stories and photographs range from the absurd to the horrific. What began as a fun project to share with a small community of friends and family on Facebook ended up reaching tens of thousands of readers on a weekly basis. At the behest of his readers and […]

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Mumbai’s train travelers: illustrations of India’s most colourful people

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By Cyrus Daruwala in New Illustration on Thursday 28 March 2013

People are my inspiration. So the world’s most populated suburban transport system provided more than enough creative fodder. These are the profiles of the Mumbai train travellers, captured in my new book, I Take This Train Too. Through humorous profiling and caricatures (with personality-inspired hues), I have attempted to map this unparalleled universe. An international crowd-funding initiative […]

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Walden Pond: The illustrated version is way better

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By Erik Kraft in New Illustration on Wednesday 27 March 2013

I take the commuter rail past Walden Pond every morning because I choose to commute deliberately (though commuting fills me with quiet desperation). So when I found out that one of my comic heroes had done some illustrated selections from Walden, I naturally had to read it on the train. I think John Porcellino was […]

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Read this book: Jeff Speck’s Walkable City

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By Hunter Oatman-Stanford in New Trends on Thursday 7 March 2013

I’m in love with Jeff Speck’s new book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step At A Time, and I’m not even finished with it. Speck takes a fascinating look at the reasons pedestrian-friendly environments are the most desirable, healthy, prosperous urban spaces in America. The book focuses on the various problematic elements that […]

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M is for Monster: an A to Z book of monsters

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Thursday 19 July 2012

M is for Monster is an A to Z book of monsters written in rhyming couplets, an homage to Edward Gorey’s Ghashlycrumb Tinies.

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A Time for Everything: a book by Karl Knausgaard

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By Van and Jennings Carney of Pontiak in New Products on Wednesday 26 October 2011

This is a massively awesome, sprawling novel about human nature. It’s told through fictionalized old testament stories, with an emphasis on angels and their bafflingly mysterious role between humans and god. It’s a clear piece of art that is unpredictable and nuanced. It was first published in 2004 in the original Norwegian, but was published […]

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