Category Archives: Arts + Culture

WORD’S WORTH

We love a well-placed semicolon, hate serial commas and remain forever tormented per the acceptability of split infinitives. What can we say? We’re word nerds. Luckily, three new books have our linguistic interests at heart: If you’ve ever wondered about … Continue reading

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CULTURE CLUB

Do you understand Internet memes? Or Steampunk? Or Dead Drops? Neither did we, until we started watching Off Book, a fascinating new PBS Web series that explores experimental and nontraditional art forms. Launched this summer, Off Book tackles a different theme every two weeks–say, … Continue reading

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CUTTING REMARKS

Jonathan Chapman probably would have made a great surgeon. Instead, this freelance graphic designer took his precision, dexterity and proficiency with a scalpel to the world of paper art, launching a collection of gorgeous hand-cut goods under the appropriately charming … Continue reading

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SCRAPPER’S DELIGHT

As a former Harvard archivist and a lifelong saver, clipper and collector, novelist Caroline Preston understands the stories that souvenirs and memorabilia can tell. Her newest book, The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt, explores one such story via a scrapbook so gripping … Continue reading

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