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“Digital Life” Airs on Feb. 2 (TiVo Lost….Turn on FRONTLINE!)

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Our partner in the “Six-Words on the Digital Life” challenge, FRONTLINE/Digital Nation, is airing a new doc, Digital Nation, on PBS on February 2, 9pm, created by Rachel Dretzin and friend o’ SMITH, Douglas Rushkoff. Based on years of reporting in the field, as well as submissions to PBS’ Digital Nation project from [...]

Tuesday: Let the Wild Rumpus Start!

Monday, November 16th, 2009

See the show, be the show. A few dozen Six-Word Memoirists are part of an amazing show this Tuesday, November 17 at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. We’re joining the one and only Rick Moody, master storyteller and now HBO sensation Jonathan Ames (illustrated here by Nick Bertozzi), This American Life’s Starlee Kine, [...]

Six-Word Memoirs by Teens at the NY Public Library

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

If you’re a teen, have a teen, know a teen, or are suspected of once being a teen, we cordially invite you to a very special Six-Word Memoir Reading & Open Slam at the NY Public Library, this Tuesday, November 10, 5pm.
Thousands of teens have flocked to SMITH Teens to share their life stories [...]

Best Media Day Ever. Or right up there…

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

I woke up on the West Coast to a triple shot of great coverage and kind words from three different sources. For those among our crowd who track such meta-SMITH things, here’s the highlight reel.
SMITH Magazine is FlavorWire’s (the daily blog of the cultural curatoring mavens Flavorpill), Daily Dose Pick for July 16. Eli Dvorkin [...]

Sites We Love: Kachingle

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Internet journalism may not be a career with benefits, but it beats temp jobs fit for entry-level high school seniors. More and more print newspaper men and women see pink slips daily, and their desks are usually left vacant… indefinitely. Hiring freezes have moved from temporary to permanent downsizing leaving once noisy newsrooms to a [...]

Brevity is the Soul of It

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

We are so grateful for the incredible response—worldwide at this point—to SMITH Mag’s just released book, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure. Some 832 six-word memoirists, most of whom have never been published anywhere before, have shared the most intimate details of their lives with perfect strangers, and [...]

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