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Page Turners: The Nostalgic Images of Ezra Jack Keats

As an adult, I find myself drawn to children’s literature for different reasons than when I was younger. It’s no longer about happy endings, or how quickly one can get from the front cover to back page. Now, I look …

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Get Your Fix of Worship-Worthy Ladies with this New Mag

We’re knee-deep in fall, so if you haven’t already checked out this season’s issue of Got a Girl Crush magazine, hurry thyself over to their website! This only months-old mag is the brainchild of creatives Andrea Cheng and Meg Wachter, …

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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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Everybody Say “OmmWriter”

In this Internet age, summoning the willpower to just sit down and write can be a Herculean task. When faced with a depressingly empty Word Document and a seemingly impossible word count, it’s hard to resist the siren call of …

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Our Interview with Boo, the World's Cutest Dog!

Everyone knows ModCloth has a soft spot for pups and other pets, but this precious pom takes wearing ‘tails’ to a whole new level! Meet Boo — a social media star, pint-sized fashion plate, and the subject of Boo: The

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10 Must-Read, Must-Own Fashion Tomes

Searching for some extracurricular reading material to satiate your stylish spirit? With the help of Fashion Pulse Daily’s Julia DiNardo, who offered her favorite reading suggestions during our AWP panel last winter, we compiled 10 of our fashion library essentials

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The Go-to Snacks of Literary Greats

I’m not the squealing type, but couldn’t help but let out a delighted squeak at the sight of this illustration of famous writers’ favorite snacks by Wendy MacNaughton for the New York Times. MacNaughton confesses to munching on garlic croutons …

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The Written Wardrobe: "Perennial"

“And now I drive into town for the June market, and I sell our wares alone. Your mother’s almond granola recipe. The black raspberries that inked our fingertips and stained our teeth and tongues.”
- “Perennial” by Anne Barngrover

This …

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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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Plot Twists: An Illustrated Diagram of Narrative Structures

Great stories are distinguished not only by their characters, but how their yarns are spun — a quality that artist Eduardo Salles explores with his diagrams of “Nudos Narrativos,” or, “Narrative Knots.” His chart cleverly reimagines the writings of Paulo …

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The Written Wardrobe: "Frock & Typhoon"

Poet Samantha Milowsky brews up a storm of dresses in her piece “Frock & Typhoon”:

The bodice, maraca handle,
the skirt in soft percussion,
dizzy whir of lavender
sweetens our millennium
leavened air.


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An Author’s Best Friend: The Tails Behind the Tales

Amy Tan with her Yorkshire terrier Bubba Zo. Photographed by Jill Krementz.

After celebrating premier pup Winston’s birthday yesterday, we were reminded of how thankful we are to have the ‘paws-itively’ pleasant company of the ModDogs around the office. …

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The Written Wardrobe: "The Pin"

From “The Pin” by Katrina Solano:

Millie looked down and straightened her model pin affectionately. The pin was the one constant in Millie’s outfits. She never went a day without it.

Do you have a signature accessory that could represent …

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Too-th Cute for Words

When the hardback release of My Milk Toof arrived on my desk, there was only one phrase I could pen to my West Coast colleagues with my heart all a’mush: “You are about to be adora-bliterated!”

Told in a series …

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