oh, let's have an adventure.

Here I am. Flynn you like a hurricane.

newsweek:

This profile of LeBron James was reported and written in 2011 for Port, a new London-based men’s magazine, under odd circumstances: Nike paid for the writer’s travel expenses and a portion of his fee.
The story that came out of the trip was not what Nike had expected—a rep was apparently “furious”—and the magazine, under pressure from the Swoosh, not only spiked the piece but tried to extract a promise from the author not to publish it elsewhere.
"Nike," the editor told the writer’s agent, "would … hit the roof if that was put in the public domain." The story is below. A postscript from the author follows.
Just Undo It: The LeBron James Profile That Nike Killed

newsweek:

This profile of LeBron James was reported and written in 2011 for Port, a new London-based men’s magazine, under odd circumstances: Nike paid for the writer’s travel expenses and a portion of his fee.

The story that came out of the trip was not what Nike had expected—a rep was apparently “furious”—and the magazine, under pressure from the Swoosh, not only spiked the piece but tried to extract a promise from the author not to publish it elsewhere.

"Nike," the editor told the writer’s agent, "would … hit the roof if that was put in the public domain." The story is below. A postscript from the author follows.

Just Undo It: The LeBron James Profile That Nike Killed

poetsandwriters:

Robert D. Richardson on Ralph Waldo Emerson, from First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process.

poetsandwriters:

Robert D. Richardson on Ralph Waldo Emerson, from First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process.

“Too much is written by the men who can’t write about the men who do write.”

—   from “Martin Eden” (1909), by Jack London (via vintageanchorbooks)
ingodwetrustnyc:

that-guy-owen:  Great whiskey advertisement

ingodwetrustnyc:

that-guy-owen:  Great whiskey advertisement

putonyourbathingsuits:

Photos by Deirdre O’Callaghan

I really loved this film.

mensahdemary:

giganticworlds:

Long live literary grumps

sassy nabokov

mensahdemary:

giganticworlds:

Long live literary grumps

sassy nabokov

millionsmillions:

Why do we reread novels obsessively as children but hardly ever as adults? At The Morning News, Clay Risen discusses why rereading appeals to children so much. “It was a residual sense of wonder, left over long after I had accepted that the reality on the page and the reality beyond it are distinct.” Pair with: Our essay on the pleasures and perils of rereading.

millionsmillions:

Why do we reread novels obsessively as children but hardly ever as adults? At The Morning News, Clay Risen discusses why rereading appeals to children so much. “It was a residual sense of wonder, left over long after I had accepted that the reality on the page and the reality beyond it are distinct.” Pair with: Our essay on the pleasures and perils of rereading.