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Remixing Religion: Ben Brown’s (RE)velation

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

What does it mean to not consult wizards?
I’ve just learned that this steer-clear-of-wizards business is one of God’s 613 Mitzvot, or the commandments the big guy handed down to the Jews. These 613 laws are the backbone of a new people-powered project from Ben Brown called (RE)velation. The site lays out the Mitzvot—which are [...]

Larry in Drag (well, a SK*RT)

Monday, April 21st, 2008

This week I’m the guest editor over at SK*RT, the online community dedicated to finding the best stories on the Web as determined by its members. Like Digg, the more community members click on stories, the more prominently the stories are displayed. SK*RT has a certain feminine mystique about it, but, largely, good stories are [...]

New to SMITH? Welcome

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

We’re a storytelling community: a place to read, write, and share stories. First time? Read on.

The Pregnancy Pickle Contest

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Have you ever dreamed of your beautiful, pregnant belly featured on a jar of mouth-watering pickles? Us, too.

SHOOTING WAR: The Miniseries

Friday, March 14th, 2008

When I first read Anthony Lappé’s treatment for Shooting War, I knew immediately that I wanted to publish his story somehow, some way on SMITH. We had never done anything like it—it was fiction for starters, and SMITH typically sticks to nonfiction stories with a focus on personal narrative. Still, the story was too good, [...]

The Six-Word Book Launch Party

Monday, February 11th, 2008

We packed the glorious Housing Works Bookstore with hundreds of the best people you could ever want to hear stories from—in six words or more. Contributors piled in from all over the country, including a certain 25 year-old Minnesotan who answers to the name Summer Grimes (seen on the still of the video below), and [...]

Our Technical Difficulties

Monday, February 11th, 2008

As some of you may be aware, SMITH has been behaving a little erratically over the past few days. Well, we’re super sorry about that, and we believe that it should be smooth sailing from here.
We had to perform a high-wire act this weekend, changing servers, and it went about as smoothly as we could [...]

NPR: All In All, A Good Day

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Today, we had one of our biggest moments at SMITH, an appearance on NPR’s Talk of the Nation. I got to sit outside the production booth while Larry and Rachel chatted it up with Neal Conan. Very entertaining and fun to hear the book title roll off his tongue.

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 [...]

The New New SMITH

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Welcome to our relaunched and reloaded site. There are lots of way to contribute in areas we call story projects. Write and share a six-word memoir, a brush with fame, or answer our (almost) weekly question, The PopuList. If you’re curious, you can read more about our new look, or our thoughts one week later. [...]

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