Posts by: LauraYan

The Suffering Artist

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At The Guardian, Al Kennedy writes about the myth of the suffering artist, and how misery should never be an aspiration for the budding  artist, writer or plumber. “Apart from anything else, I hate to see people being unhappy, and people being self-inflictedly unhappy is doubly sad. A writer being purposely unhappy when writing provides […]

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Many Magazines, One Tablet App

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Meet Next Issue Media: a newsstand tablet app that will allow you to read multiple magazines from a five major publishers all in one place. The app will start out with 32 titles–including big names like the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Time, Elle, Wired, and Fortune, but hopes to gain more. An unlimited subscription of all monthly magazines […]

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Faces of Addiction

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Chris Arnade photographs addicts in the South Bronx and tells their stories. “I am not a journalist, I don’t verify, just listen.” Often devastating, yet still hopeful. Like Clarence, a former truck driver whose addiction brought “job loss, homelessness, health problems. Never once did he sound angry, bitter, or depressed,” or Takeesha, who wanted to be described […]

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