Four great 2012 covers from one of my favorite magazines, Real Simple: March, June, September, and October. 

…it is a sign of great inner insecurity to be hostile to the unfamiliar, unwilling to explore the unfamiliar. In science, we respect the research worker. In literature, we should not always read the books blessed by the majority…Artistic revolt, innovation, experiment should not be met with hostility. They may disturb an established order or an artificial conventionality, but they may rescue us from death in life, from robot life, from boredom, from loss of the self, from enslavement…People’s conventional structure is often a façade. Under the most rigid conventionality there is often an individual, a human being with original thoughts or inventive fantasy, which he does not dare expose for fear of ridicule, and this is what the writer and artist are willing to do for us. They are guides and map makers to greater sincerity. They are useful, in fact indispensable, to the community. They keep before our eyes the variations which make human beings so interesting.

A little food for thought this Friday afternoon from Anais Nin.

via Brain Pickings

NewPages has posted a favorable review of the latest issue of Chinese Literature Today  including a brief note on the design (“Chinese Literature Today is as pleasing to the eye as its content is challenging to the literary mind.”)
So..yay me!

NewPages has posted a favorable review of the latest issue of Chinese Literature Today  including a brief note on the design (“Chinese Literature Today is as pleasing to the eye as its content is challenging to the literary mind.”)

So..yay me!

To all felow iPad users: If you have a hankering for magazines like I do, I would strongly recommend downloading NextIssue. The service allows you to subscribe to dozens of popular (U.S) magazine titles for 10 bucks a month. I’m currently subscribed to 35 different mags, including my favs RealSimple, MarieClaire, Eating Well, and Sunset. Kind of a no-brainer. 

To all felow iPad users: If you have a hankering for magazines like I do, I would strongly recommend downloading NextIssue. The service allows you to subscribe to dozens of popular (U.S) magazine titles for 10 bucks a month. I’m currently subscribed to 35 different mags, including my favs RealSimple, MarieClaire, Eating Well, and Sunset. Kind of a no-brainer.