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A Royal Search for Sixes

Monday, August 5th, 2013

In honor of the birth of England’s newest heir, this Six-Word Search is dedicated to the land of tea, the BBC, Burberry and all that classic Brit Lit you had to read in high school. England has produced epic proportions of popular culture from Sherlock Holmes to 007 to Harry Potter and so much more. [...]

Six-Word Search: Reading Between the Lines

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

For many of us, summer evokes kicking back and reading on the beach with a Kindle in one hand and a cold drink in the other. But are we really “reading?” Reading has always been connected to books.
Yet haven’t we always read road signs and menus, labels and ads? Words are everywhere. And we’ve [...]

Six-Word Search: Secrets

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Having secrets is a part of being human. By keeping parts of our lives private, we give ourselves the chance to form an identity apart from the public sphere and, in turn, an independent sense of self. In sharing our secrets with others, we choose to share our most private selves; the telling and keeping [...]

Classroom of the Month: The United Nations School

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

This week’s featured classroom is located just down the road from SMITH Magazine’s Six-Word nerve center in Manhattan. The United Nations International School (UNIS) was founded in 1947 by United Nations affiliated families, and has multi-national staff from 70 countries and over 1,450 students from 120 countries. In other words, it’s a place that loves [...]

Six-Word Search: Dad

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

From the outpouring of memoirs on fathers and fatherhood, it’s clear: pops are important, their impact felt whether present, absent, or no longer with us. At their best, and occasionally, at their worst, fathers have helped shape your worlds. Many Sixers revere their Dads—some traditional, others, unconventional—and reflect on how each has influenced the other’s [...]

Classroom of the Month: San Francisco Day School

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

“For the shy poets, taking a risk in six words to share a secret, a memory, or a fear is easier than delving into a longer poem.”

Spring always seems to reinvigorate creativity and inspire new ideas. The days are getting longer, the sun is shining brighter and the Six-Word Memoirs are less “Wishing for other [...]

Winner(s) of Six-Word Memoir Caption Contest #23

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

In honor of the last week of our Six-Word Caption Contest with Shutterfly—and because your entries were so delicious is was hard to pick just one winner—we’re naming three winner’s of Six-Word Caption Contest #23, each of whom will receive a $50 gift certificate to use on the photo site.

“Fellows, we’ve secured an energy source.” [...]

One shot. Six words. What’s Yours? Caption Contest #22

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Whether your six words are sweet or cheeky, the short-form scribe who captions this scene in a half-dozen well-chosen words in comments area below will win a $50 gift certificate for Shutterfly. Each entry should be a separate comment and you can submit up to 10 entries by Friday, March 22, 8pm EST; read the official rules [...]

Six-Word Caption Contest #21 (And Winner #20)

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Set your mind to describing this scene above in exactly six words in the comments area below and you could win $50 on Shutterfly. Each entry should be a separate comment and you can submit up to 10 entries by Friday, March 15, 8pm EST; read the official rules for more details.
The winner of last week’s contest, [...]

Six-Word Caption Contest #18 (And Winner #17)

Monday, February 18th, 2013

This President’s Day we challenge you to take a pensive pause from the often-insane political process and put forth your best six words for the picture you see here. You, Sir, may be no Jack Kennedy, but if your six gets our vote you’ll win $50 on Shutterfly. Share your six-word caption by 5pm EST [...]

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