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Food Brings Families Together: Irish Soda Bread

Like crooked teeth or wavy hair, family recipes enjoy constant re-invention as they are passed down from generation to generation.

Some family recipes live on for centuries, like my maternal family’s mint-infused take on traditional pierogies, while other culinary quirks …

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Lit Lovers Unite for Banned Books Week!

In honor of Banned Books Week kicking off this weekend, we asked some of our lit-loving employees to share their favorite banned books! Tomorrow through Oct. 2, various events will happen all over the country to remind us of the …

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Our Fave Five Punctuation Marks

I love you, period.
Do you love me question mark?
Please, please, exclamation point,
I want to hold you parentheses.

Do those lyrics ring a bell? Well, even if you didn’t learn that song in elementary school as I did, …

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Blog to Bookmark: Gnome Life

Photo: Gnome Life

Ever wonder how your cute little garden gnomes might dress for a night out on the town?  Gnome Life has got you covered with this funny and bizarre collection of photographs and musings documenting the life of …

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Adorable Alert! Bow Tie Baby

Whether used as a lesson in primary colors, modeling, or DIY T-shirt decorating, the photographs of this young gentleman, taken by the talented Katie Sokoler of Color Me Katie will brighten up any day! As of this moment, bow ties …

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More than Meets the Spare Eyes

Some masters work in oils, some in clay, and others in — googly eyes. Although yet to be discovered by art historians and publishers of blog books, the work of the jocular gent at Spare Eyes has got us glued …

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Blog to Bookmark: Dream Cats

It’s no secret that we’re major suckers for anything cute and fuzzy, which is why we can’t get this new Tumblr blog out of our minds! Dream Cats features hundreds of photos of “girls and cats, cats in soft focus, …

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The Best Pac-Man Game Ever

Doo deet doo da doo doo doo! If you share our dorky weakness for classic arcade games, you’ll love French-Swiss artist Guillame Reymond’s Pac-Man Stop Animation. Shot in Switzerland’s Trafo Cinema, this giant game was simulated by “111 human …

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Escape Art: Lissy Elle’s “Get Back in Your Book”


We all know how hard it can be to pull ourselves away from an engrossing book, so it makes sense that trying to escape from one is all the harder! Canadian photographer Lissy Elle captures the supposed runaway attempts of …

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The Style of Music

If you also stepped out for Fashion’s Night Out last week, you might have come across a free, intimate performance by anyone from Karen Elson to Brooklyn-based Brahms. Our mixtape captures some of the best music we came across …

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Drinking at the Movies: Our September Book of the Month

Congratulations to readers Amanda, Katie, Alyssa, Jenn, and Katherine! Each of them won a copy of our September Book of the Month, the graphic memoir Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz. Drinking at the Movies isn’t your …

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Caught on Camera: ‘Modshroom’ Leek Quiche

Have we got a surprise for you! Soon, you’ll be able to view ModCloth’s first ever video Stylebook! To celebrate this upcoming occasion, we want to give you just a taste of what’s to come. The tasty quiche above, …

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Play Tennis!

Are you ready for the perfect match? Husband-and-wife band Tennis serve up their best shot at striking musical treasure with three debut tracks — all sure to set your heart sailing! From “Baltimore” to “South Carolina,” Patrick Riley and Alaina …

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Eleanor Seabird’s Music Takes Flight

Eleanor SeabirdWe’re not sure what we fell in love with first — Eleanor Seabird’s seriously sweet, playful style (complete with the perfect pair of black-rimmed glasses only a true style maven could pull off), or the petite songstress’ catchy tunes, infused …

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