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Six Word Cliffs Notes

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Salon’s Table Talk discussion group goes wild with a Six words to great lit’rature thread. Here are a few of my favorites:
The times were good. Also bad.
A Tale of Two Cities
Man Sleeps with Mother. Gouging Ensues.
Oedipus the King
Woman Sleeps with Preacher. Branding Ensues.
The Scarlet Letter
Hell, Purgatory, Heaven and sweet Beatrice.
The Divine Comedy [...]

Six-Word MOMoir Winners

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Moms rock. This we know well. And the more than 1,000 six-word momoirs that poured in over the last two weeks rocked our world six inspirational, funny, and unusual words at a time. Here’s to all the moms with so many more stories to tell, in six words and many more.
The three winning momoir [...]

Six Words for Bush

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

I was waiting for someone to do six words on W.

Six Words for Bush (a writing contest)
Wherein we describe W’s tenure as president, now that it’s (almost) finally over.

I just sent in my official entry: “Born on third base. Stole home.” Send yours here.

“Mommy’s boobies no longer Daddy’s boobies”–Six-Word MOMoirs

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Our new Six-Word Momoirs project with and is off and running. And the secret life of moms is as funny (”8 pound baby means Kegels forever”), sweet (”You had me at ‘my mama’”), and surprising (”Nipples now point in opposite directions”) as we suspected (well, our friends at TrueMom already knew). Lay your [...]

And the Winner of the Six-Word Caption Contest Is….

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

The winner of the SMITH and FOUND Mag’s Six-Word Caption Contest is Cassie Barton for “Home alone, Billy prepares TV dinner,” which now accompanies the photo you see here. Cassie’s a student in Oxford, UK who reports, “pleased—first time I’ve won anything,” and now lands every issue ever of FOUND, its book of FOUND Polaroids, [...]

Six-Word Memoirs Explode on YouTube (emphasis YOU)

Friday, April 18th, 2008

It seems like lately everything we post is “Whoa, we never thought of this—but YOU did.” From paintings to cartoons to videos to spinning classes to prayers, the six-word concept is spreading every which way through the freeflowing beauty of the user-generated age. Nowhere is this more miraculously apparent than in BookBabie’s “Six-Word Memoir Meme,” [...]

Six-Word Motto for the U.S. of A (on GMA!)

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Stephen J. Dubner, a Not Quite What I Was Planning six-word memoirist (”On the seventh word, he rested”) who’s, um, slightly better known for co-authoring Freakonomics was just on Good Morning America talking about his “Six-Word Motto for the USA” contest. Inspired by SMITH Mag’s six-word memoir project and Britain’s search for a new motto, [...]

“Bottomless Pockets Filled With Endless Opportunities”* (a six-word slam report)

Friday, April 11th, 2008

You know you’re at a six-word slam in New York City when one of the six-word memoirs is, “There is no place like Barneys.”

Six-Word Sports Stories with ESPN The Magazine

Friday, April 11th, 2008

We’re partnering with our pals at ESPN The Magazine for a series of six-word challenges. Each week, The Mag and SMITH will choose a topic—Roger Clemens, Brett Favre, steroids—and ask you to submit six words that describes its essence. Example? Barry Bonds: “Record-setter one year, unemployed the next.” Steroids: “No me, I swear. Roger that.” [...]

EVENT: A Six-Word Salon with The Hired Guns (Win an Ipod)

Monday, April 7th, 2008

We hope you’ll join us this Thursday, April 10 in New York City for a high-energy event with The Hired Guns, a company that’s a cross between the coolest headhunter for creative types ever and a top marketing shop, founded by my pal Allison Hemming. Rachel and I will talk about the making of a [...]

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