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Poetic Lines We Wish We’d Written

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Sometimes when reading, certain lines just resonate with me. Forming them slowly, as if allowing their shape to slip from my tongue, lets me think I’d thought of them first.

In the spirit of changing seasons, we asked our writers …

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Fave Finds: ModWriter Laura's Trio of Vintage Tomes

What and Where: San Francisco: A Sunset Pictorial (1969), found at Urban Ore, Berkeley; San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill (1972), found at Adobe Books, Mission District; and Starting From San Francisco: Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1967), found at Green Apple …

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Show and Tell: Lisa Congdon’s 365 Collections

You’ve heard of art collections, but what about collection art? For 365 days, San Francisco artist Lisa Congdon took on the gargantuan task of documenting her massive collection of everyday objects on her blog, A Collection a Day. We …

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Summer Reads for Creative Leads

If you’re looking to scratch an artistic itch, these image-rich reads are just what you need to kick off a summer rife with creativity. I’ve put together a miniature, profession-focused guide of page turners, so you can get to stimulating …

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The Colossus and Other Poems: April’s Book of the Month Giveaway!

“Widen the crannies,
Shoulder through holes. We
Diet on Water,
On crumbs of shadow,
Bland-mannered, asking
Little or nothing.”

- “Mushrooms,” from The Colossus and Other Poems


A poem expressing the worldly woes of our favorite fungi? Given our obsession …

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Cover to Cover: Classic Albums, Reimagined as Books


Image via Christophe Gowans.

You have to be pretty ballsy to cover Patti Smith, Michael Jackson, and Bob Dylan, and artist Christophe Gowans does so – brilliantly – by taking the concept of musical covers to a whole new …

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A Literary Tour of D.C. with Time Enough for Drums

We’re in a bookish mood this week at the ModCloth offices, with several of our resident wordsmiths off at the AWP Conference in Washington, D.C. promoting our new anthology and running a panel on fashion writing. So, who better than the literate and stylish Annie of Time Enough for Drums to give us a tour of D.C.? Read more »
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Best Job Ever: Ada Limón, Writer




Ada’s favorite workspace within the Sonoma Meadow House,where we held the interview and photo shoot.

When you combine over a decade of experience in the magazine industry, relentless motivation, and a whole lot of heart, hard work really does …

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‘Bound’ to Learn: Books for the New Year!

Is your New Year’s resolution to swap your remote for a hardback? We scrounged our bookstore and picked our favorites to help you get a head start. No matter your mood or interest, we have some great written morsels for …

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5 Questions for the Hilarious Amy Sedaris

Simple Times Crafts for Poor People by Amy SedarisLook out, DIY fanatics! Comedienne and authority on all things fabulous, Amy Sedaris, is here to set you straight. Whether you’re wondering how to cope with the dangers of a hot glue gun or wondering what to do with …

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