Let.My.Love.Throw.A.Spark
aseaofquotes:

Curtis Sittenfeld, The Man of My Dreams

aseaofquotes:

Curtis Sittenfeld, The Man of My Dreams

nprfreshair:

Artist Anne Patterson hangs 20 miles of ribbon from cathedral ceiling, creating the illusion of multicolored light. 

via BoredPanda

nprfreshair:

Artist Anne Patterson hangs 20 miles of ribbon from cathedral ceiling, creating the illusion of multicolored light. 

via BoredPanda

rollingstone:

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and the National’s Bryce Dessner are planning a split LP.

blackleatherpout:

I have been telling EVERYONE about this

nprfreshair:

nprbooks:

YOU GUYS!! It’s ALIVE! The NPR Book Concierge is at your service — see what we’ve been working on the past few months, and more importantly, see our favorite books of 2013 in a fantastic new clickable searchable playable-with format. 
Want book club ideas that are also love stories? Funny cookbooks? Kids’ books for geeks? And of course, our own staff picks. Check it out!
(If you really, REALLY miss our lists, here’s why we decided to do something a little different this year)

Several of NPR’s best books of 2013 were featured as interviews or reviews (By Maureen Corrigan) on Fresh Air. To name a few:
Scott Anderson, the author of Lawrence In Arabia 
Jesmyn Ward, the author of Men We Reaped
Review of The Book of Ages 
Chimamanda Adichie, the author of Americanah
John Bradshaw, the author of Cat Sense
A. Scott Berg, the author of Wilson
Allie Brosh, the author/artist of Hyperbole and a Half
Review of Someone 
Review of The Goldfinch 
Review of Miss Anne in Harlem
Review of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P
Review of The Infatuations
Review of The Lowland

nprfreshair:

nprbooks:

YOU GUYS!! It’s ALIVE! The NPR Book Concierge is at your service — see what we’ve been working on the past few months, and more importantly, see our favorite books of 2013 in a fantastic new clickable searchable playable-with format

Want book club ideas that are also love stories? Funny cookbooks? Kids’ books for geeks? And of course, our own staff picks. Check it out!

(If you really, REALLY miss our lists, here’s why we decided to do something a little different this year)

Several of NPR’s best books of 2013 were featured as interviews or reviews (By Maureen Corrigan) on Fresh Air. To name a few:

tetw:

by Stuart Waterman of Nonfiction Addiction

We asked Stuart Waterman, founder of the Nonfiction Addiction community to pick his favourite reads of 2013:

Music
Right Here Waiting by Edward McClelland
The King of Oontz Oontz Oontz by Jessica Pressler
Behind Kanye’s Mask by Jon Caramanica
The Rock ’n’ Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero by Clay Tarver

Hollywood
The Rules of the Game by Anne Helen Petersen
An Oscar Voter’s Brutally Honest Ballot (Anonymous, as told to Scott Feinberg)

Economics, Work & Society
Suds for Drugs by Ben Paynter
Are coders worth it? by James Somers
Home Economics by Stephen Marche
The Secret World of the Shipping Industry by Rose George
The American Cloud by Venkatesh Rao
Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts by Andy Greenberg

Fakery & Illusion
The Professor, the Bikini Model and the Suitcase Full of Trouble by Maxine Swann
The Prospect by Brandon Sneed
A Pickpocket’s Tale by Adam Green

Media
The Bad-Boy Brand by Lizzie Widdicombe

Women/Men
What Being a Handyman Has Taught Me About Male Insecurity by Andy Hinds
The Hair Down There by Caroline Rothstein

Famous People, Big Problems
The End and Don King by Jay Caspian Kang
My Gucci Addiction by Buzz Bissinger

Learning
How and Why to Become a Lifelong Learner by Brett & Kate McKay

Technology & the Internet
Emoticon, Emoji, Text by Tom McCormack
Inside the fall of BlackBerry by Sean Silcoff, Jacquie McNish and Steve Ladurantaye
I Am An Object Of Internet Ridicule, Ask Me Anything by C. D. Hermelin
Two-Hit Wonder by D. T. Max
Scrubbed by Graeme Wood
What’s wrong with the modern world by Jonathan Franzen

Politics
I Always Felt Sorry For Her Children by Russell Brand

History
A Filthy History by Hunter Oatman-Stanford
The True-Life Horror that Inspired Moby-Dick by Gilbert King

Crime
The Poorest Rich Kids in the World by Danielle Levitt
The Ghost Rapes of Bolivia by Jean Friedman-Rudovsky
Carjack victim recounts his harrowing night by Eric Moskowitz
Murder By Craigslist by Hanna Rosin
A Loaded Gun by Patrick Radden Keefe

Nature
Must Cats Die So Birds Can Live? by Jessica Pressler

Are you a longform journalism obsessive? Nonfiction Addiction is a great forum for readers. And for more reading selections from Stuart Waterman, check out his Twitter or head to his website!

oldfilmsflicker:


Best Film:  HERBest Director: Spike Jonze, HERBest Actor: Bruce Dern, NEBRASKABest Actress: Emma Thompson, SAVING MR. BANKSBest Supporting Actor: Will Forte, NEBRASKABest Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, FRUITVALE STATIONBest Original Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVISBest Adapted Screenplay: Terence Winter, THE WOLF OF WALL STREETBest Animated Feature: THE WIND RISESBreakthrough Performance: Michael B. Jordan, FRUITVALE STATIONBreakthrough Performance: Adele Exarchopoulos, BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLORBest Directorial Debut: Ryan Coogler, FRUITVALE STATIONBest Foreign Language Film:  THE PASTBest Documentary: STORIES WE TELLWilliam K. Everson Film History Award: George Stevens, Jr.Best Ensemble:  PRISONERSSpotlight Award: Career Collaboration of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprioNBR Freedom of Expression Award: WADJDACreative Innovation in Filmmaking Award: GRAVITY
Top Films(in alphabetical order)
12 YEARS A SLAVEFRUITVALE STATIONGRAVITYINSIDE LLEWYN DAVISLONE SURVIVORNEBRASKAPRISONERSSAVING MR. BANKSTHE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTYTHE WOLF OF WALL STREET
Top 5 Foreign Language Films(In Alphabetical Order)
BEYOND THE HILLSGLORIATHE GRANDMASTERA HIJACKINGTHE HUNT
Top 5 Documentaries(In Alphabetical Order)
20 FEET FROM STARDOMTHE ACT OF KILLINGAFTER TILLERCASTING BYTHE SQUARE
Top 10 Independent Films(In Alphabetical Order)
AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTSDALLAS BUYERS CLUBIN A WORLD…MOTHER OF GEORGEMUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGMUDTHE PLACE BEYOND THE PINESSHORT TERM 12SIGHTSEERSTHE SPECTACULAR NOW

“Her” Named Best Film of the Year by National Board of Review | the diary of a film history fanatic

oldfilmsflicker:

Best Film:  HER
Best Director: Spike Jonze, HER
Best Actor: Bruce Dern, NEBRASKA
Best Actress: Emma Thompson, SAVING MR. BANKS
Best Supporting Actor: Will Forte, NEBRASKA
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, FRUITVALE STATION
Best Original Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
Best Adapted Screenplay: Terence Winter, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
Best Animated Feature: THE WIND RISES
Breakthrough Performance: Michael B. Jordan, FRUITVALE STATION
Breakthrough Performance: Adele Exarchopoulos, BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
Best Directorial Debut: Ryan Coogler, FRUITVALE STATION
Best Foreign Language Film:  THE PAST
Best Documentary: STORIES WE TELL
William K. Everson Film History Award: George Stevens, Jr.
Best Ensemble:  PRISONERS
Spotlight Award: Career Collaboration of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: WADJDA
Creative Innovation in Filmmaking Award: GRAVITY

Top Films
(in alphabetical order)

12 YEARS A SLAVE
FRUITVALE STATION
GRAVITY
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
LONE SURVIVOR
NEBRASKA
PRISONERS
SAVING MR. BANKS
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Top 5 Foreign Language Films
(In Alphabetical Order)

BEYOND THE HILLS
GLORIA
THE GRANDMASTER
A HIJACKING
THE HUNT

Top 5 Documentaries
(In Alphabetical Order)

20 FEET FROM STARDOM
THE ACT OF KILLING
AFTER TILLER
CASTING BY
THE SQUARE

Top 10 Independent Films
(In Alphabetical Order)

AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
IN A WORLD…
MOTHER OF GEORGE
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
MUD
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
SHORT TERM 12
SIGHTSEERS
THE SPECTACULAR NOW

“Her” Named Best Film of the Year by National Board of Review | the diary of a film history fanatic