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Poster of the Week

13 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This charming poster by Zack Bolotin is somewhere between Dr. Seuss and a golden-age comic book. I expect a caped silhouette to fly across this skyline at any moment. More info at porchlightcoffee.com. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

My daughter Poesy reviews Hilda and the Black Hound

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Luke Pearson and London's Flying Eye Books have published the fourth Hildafolk kids' graphic novel, Hilda and the Black Hound.

Patagonia Launches Simple Fly Fishing Campaign

Outdoor apparel company Patagonia releases an interesting fly fishing campaign in the form of a simple fly fishing kit. The kit includes a Tenkara fly rod, an instructional book Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel, as… Patagonia Launches Simple Fly Fishing Campaign is a post by Luke Allard on Selectism.

The 80-page Rule

How do you know if the book you’re writing is going to fly or flop? Try writing the first 80 pages without worrying about the outcome as Meg Wolitzer does. “Eighty pages is enough pages for a writer to feel she’s accomplished something, but it’s not so many pages that, if she decides to put […]

The Patagonia School of Fly Fishing

2 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

In a new book book, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard evangelizes his, "the more you know, the less you need philosophy. For someone with a vested interest in selling goods for exploring the great outdoors, Yvon Chouinard, the owner and...Show More Summary

Caffeinated fruit flies help identify potential genes affecting insecticide resistance

As Rachel Carson predicted 50 years ago in her groundbreaking book Silent Spring, crop pests are capable of outwitting the chemical compounds known as xenobiotics that are devised to kill them. This development of resistance to insecticides...Show More Summary

R/C Jet-Powered Dragon Shoots Flames and Burns Wallets

Dragons are a staple of fiction and are found in books, video games, and movies. The fire-breathing dragon is something that never existed as a real animal, but you can have your very own flying dragon.…

As Flies to Whatless Boys by Robert Antoni

Will Glovinsky reviews AS FLIES TO WHATLESS BOYS today in The Rumpus Book Reviews.

5 Disastrous Attempts at Political Commentary in Comic Books

By Henrik Magnusson Published: March 22nd, 2014 A shocking number of writers look at a medium full of colorful superbeings flying about and shooting lasers out of every conceivable body part and think: "Yes, this would be the perfect platform to talk about my political ideas." Here are a few of th

Buffalo Small Press Book Fair: Kickstarting Their Way to April 5th

Wow, has it been 8 years already? Time flies when you’re DIYing some sweet poetry books, no? The good folks hosting the 8th annual Buffalo Small Press Book Fair are calling on you to help make their April 5th opening as free, open, and awesome as it’s always been. You want some deets? Here ya [...]

A Peek Inside a Best-Seller...for Babies

There are some children's books that fly a little under the radar but are parent favorites year after year. These are not books by the "S's" (Seuss, Sendak or Silverstein) or books with characters that show up as a PBS...

A Piece of Paper Goes on an Epic Journey in This Animated Short Film

Why Watch? Yesterday we went flying with Superman, but this animated short film from Haruki Kawanaka is a flight of a different kind. float is a gorgeous, living sketch book with a score that sounds like a video game console wrote it. Show More Summary

Gierach’s Latest Book (Inauspiciously) Appearing On Tax Day

John Gierach’s latest fly fishing essay book is set to appear on April 15 (making it the sole bright spot on tax day for at least some of us). Titled All Fishermen Are Liars (at least we know the title qualifies as non-fiction), it’s accompanied by the latest rage in book publishing — a video […]

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Robert M. Farley, Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force

It’s been a rough couple of years for the U.S. Air Force. The flying branch has squandered billions of dollars on gold-plated aircraft and other weapons it doesn’t need. It has mishandled nuclear weapons. Airmen in the nuclear force have been caught cheating on exams. Show More Summary

Soon, You Might Want to Fly Only United Airlines

If you can’t go a flight without watching videos, TV shows, and movies on your iOS device, that is. In-flight entertainment is touch and go for many, that’s why it is always safest to have a book with you. If you’re not reading type,...Show More Summary

Fists Fly In New 'Iron Fist' Series From 'Cabin Fever: Patient Zero' Director

Most of you probably know Kaare Andrews for his directing work on films like Altitude, ABCs of Death, and the upcoming Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, but he’s also a highly regarded artist/writer in the comic book world. This April, Marvel Comics will release the first... Read More

‘The Art of Rio:’ Exclusive Concept Images

Every year, animated movies are released that fly under the radar and end up being big hits. One of those in recent years was Rio. A sequel, Rio 2, hits theaters next month. Leading up to that release, Titan Books is releasing The Art...Show More Summary

The Book of Mormon Headed to Utah in 2015

A little over four years after it opened on Broadway (only four years!), The Book of Mormon will finally head to that land of waterfalls and unicorns flying, Salt Lake City. The show will play at the Capital Theatre from July 28 to August 9, 2015, and is a must... More »

Things I’d Rather Be Doing Than Being At Work

It’s about that time when you start daydreaming about doing other things than this mundane task that your boss just asked you to do. Flying a kite. On a hammock reading a book on a warm tropical island. Eating a turkey leg at Disneyland. Having one or two cosmos at some swanky lounge in New […]

JetBlue TrueBlue New Member Bonus

JetBlue is offering new TrueBlue members that make a reservation and fly by April 30, 2014, a 5,000 point sign-up bonus. Just follow these steps: 1.) Fill out the this form to join TrueBlue and register for this promotion 2.) Book your...Show More Summary

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