By Nico | February 8, 2013
It’s snowing. A lot.
Last night my power went out for three hours, and I had to work in the dark, my only illumination candlelight and the fading glow of a dying laptop.
As a result, once again, my kitten’s eyebrows have gone all curly. She’s adorable, but more than a little stupid when it comes to open flames.
It’s still snowing.
Distracting linkage, carefully curated just for you:
- There’s no such thing as writer’s block.
- Stop attacking poetry, guys.
- Not even Spectric poetry.
- Our $20 bill is only patriotic if you’re Norwegian.
- Moderately priced art is disappearing.
- Want to know what it’s like to be an artist? Try this video game.
- Women game, they always have. Dudes, stop freaking out.
- It’s only taken 73 years for DC to hire a woman to draw Batman.
- Must read: Alix Ohlin’s skilful deconstruction of the women central to Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth, and Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot, and the narrow way men portray women, particularly as readers.
- More on awful profiles of women, with ideas on how to fix them.
- Roberto Bolano on writing short stories.
- Powell’s shares advice on how to take a great author photo.
- Impressive author sculptures.
- The reality behind funding a self-published book through Kickstarter.
- A profile on Lou Reed’s muse, Rachel.
- Contrary to what you may believe, in fact it is cyclists and pedestrians who are subsidizing drivers. Suck on that SUVs.
- Check out the Amelia Bloomer Project, recommending great feminist books for young people.
- Did Gollum live under the streets of Toronto in 1978?
- Calvin & Hobbes superimposed in real photographs. Magical.
- The Internet has a Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. That’s all you need to know.
If that’s not enough to distract you, try Procatinator, a blend of cat gifs and music. This is a real thing.