Caras Ionut’s photo manipulations vary from silly to sublime, and often a little bit of both.
— Amanda Oosthuizen (x)
When pioneering chef Julia Child (August 15, 1912—August 13, 2004) was finally able to publish her landmark labor-of-love magnum opus Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 1961, it wasn’t just a seminal introduction of French cuisine to America — it was a pioneering feat of entrepreneurship for Child, who had faced rejection after rejection, struggling for nearly a decade to surmount the oppressive greed of the publishing industry and bring her vision to life in its original creative integrity.
When Knopf finally greenlit the 726-page first volume, the book swoon swelled into the status of a cultural classic and was followed by a second volume in 1972. By then, Child had become not only a legendary chef, but also an influential media personality with her own television shows in an era when few women graced the airwaves — heartening redemption for a woman who, upon finding out she was too tall to enlist in the Women’s Army Corps, had spent her late twenties and early thirties as a typist and an advertising copywriter. Indeed, over the course of her life, Child received numerous awards for her work — a Peabody and three different Emmys for her TV shows and a National Book Award for Julia Child and More Company.
…..however, I still squeeze my toothpaste from the bottom, and sigh inwardly at those who don’t.
MAKE THE DRUMMER SOUND GOOD!
Whatever you think can’t be done, someone will come along and do it. A genius is the one most like himself.
Venturing into downtown Northampton is one of the quintessential things about being a Smithie. There are a wide variety of bookstores, cafes, and restaurants to choose from, and the town is always lively and interesting.
so many Smith feels.
Here are some remains of a Halloween comic that died on me. The ghost of my comic. May these add a little spookiness to your day.
If you want to add a LOT of spookiness to your day:
-Emily Carroll makes the spookiest comics.
-She just posted a new and brilliant story.
-You can also play this creepy text game.
Happy Halloween! Mind the spectral dead. Remember: rowan to guard, rosemary to ward, iron to bind, garlic to cleanse, silver to kill, and gold to bribe. Never let them see your face or hear your name. Never.
— Josh Ritter