On Twitter, @samjawed65 has shared letters and autographed photographs from Indian film stars in the 1950s and 1960s that her aunt solicited and kept in a photo album. Look at them all together here and/or read the Twitter thread, which includes translations of the 1962 letter in Urdu […]
Atlas Obscura looks into the world of letter locks, twists, folds and tears that kept letters secure before envelopes. It’s pretty cool. You should click through and see for yourself. (Thanks, Polly!)
Lili Loofbourow, Anne Helen Petersen, Evan Kindley and Phillip Maciak respond to the divisive finale of the first season of True Detective while considering detective stories, thrillers, The Detection Club, gendered responses, viewers’ relationships to television, a temporal fallacy and darkness at The LA Times Review Of Books.
Ursula and Elisabeth Le Guin transcribe feline correspondence: “Although incomplete, these letters are of great interest in revealing much concerning the Five Deliberations. Though practiced openly and constantly by most cats, the actual nature of the Deliberations has remained obscure to most humans. Frederika’s revelation of them by […]
“I write because writing is necessary to me. I don’t do it for the money, or the fame, or the readers (although readers are great). I write because I want to, because I need to, and as such, readers’ opinions, welcome as they always are, won’t change a […]
Columnist Pauline Phillips has died. Ms. Phillips was best known for her advice column, “Dear Abby.” The New York Times has an obituary. At NPR’s Monkey See blog, Linda Holmes writes about why people ask strangers for advice, noting that it’s a “curiously optimistic thing to do.”