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Sites We Love: iSawYou

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

You’re walking along the street and all of a sudden, some random stranger catches your eye. You only get a glimpse before they’re gone, but there’s something about that person that makes them persist in your thoughts the rest of the day.
Nothing you can do about it, right? iSawYou strives to remedy that by allowing [...]

“Two bucks. Clik Clak. Personalized poem.” The Miami Poetry Collective’s Poem Depot

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

In our loftiest literary dreams, all poetry would be written in the great outdoors with an antique typewriter resting atop a small wooden desk. Following composition, the author would read the work aloud with passion and conviction to an eager and captivated audience.
In South Florida, this utopian vision is a reality—but not without a fee! [...]

Sites We Love: Sentimental Value

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

If you’re a collector of vintage clothing, you know that more often than not, an old item can give you a glimpse into the life of the previous owner. A lingering smell of perfume, a sewn on patch or a cigarette burn, these relics have the power to change a common place garment into [...]

A Whole Magazine in Just 48 Hours? Sounds Like a Longshot.

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

We fancy ourselves the brainchild of both old and new media, conceived from old-fashioned storytelling and powered by the instantaneous world of tweets, and blog-a-zines. Stemming from similar origins, Longshot Magazine, formerly known as 48HR Mag (CBS, please don’t sue us!), takes a traditional journalistic medium–the magazine–and uses the newest tools, mixed with raw ambition, [...]

The Tenement Museum’s Treasury of Stories

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

There isn’t a better story than history itself: relatable characters, a well-crafted story, and one hopes, truth.
As the old but good saying goes, a picture is worth 1,000 words (or about 166 Six-Word Memoirs), which is why we’re loving the Lower East Side Tenement Museum’s new online database of historical images. The Tenement Museum, a [...]

“Turn off. Tune in. Chill Out.” — The Sabbath Manifesto

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

As I decompress from a tech conference—a dizzying few days of true Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook, blogging overload that I absolutely loved—I am especially looking forward to unplugging this weekend as a part of the “Sabbath Manifesto” (tagline: “Slowing down lives since 2010″). Sabbath Manifesto is sort of a “secular Sabbath,” a national day of unplugging [...]

Sites We Love: Dear Thyroid’s Six-Word Thygraphs

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Dear Thyroid provides a very unique kind of support for patients of thyroid diseases and thyroid cancers. As opposed to other support communities that might just list some facts and put you in touch with other people in the same situation, Dear Thyroid offers their readers a literary outlet for writing about their experiences.
A few [...]

Don’t I Know That Voice?

Monday, February 15th, 2010

When I describe someone, I typically explain the usuals: he’s short, has brown eyes, a round belly, and has balding and graying black hair. Anyone who knows him would know that I’m describing my dad. I probably wouldn’t say that he has a voice akin to a rough and tumble Santa or that his sneezes [...]

Never Trust Anyone Over 30: The diary29 Project

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Turning 30 is a terrifying thing for a lot of people. As such, year 29 carries quite a bit of weight. So why not do something special to remember your life before the transition into 30dom?
That is exactly what artist Nicole Kenney has done with her personal story project, diary29. That magical number, 29, also [...]

Sites We Love: THXTHXTHX

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

I don’t think I’m alone when I say that I don’t write nearly as many thank you notes as I should. For whatever reason, the practice of taking the time to craft a handwritten letter of appreciation seems to have fallen out of practice for most people.
Maybe we should all take a lesson from blogger [...]

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