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'The Cricket in Times Square': A Manhattan Children's Book Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Peter Mandel

Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.

The History Of Animals In Art, Literature And Music

Posted 02.16.2012 | Arts

The Morgan Library is exhibiting a collection of works illustrating how history's greatest artists, writers and musicians were inspired by animals. ...

Easy Reader: Simon Garfield's Enthralling Just My Type, Christopher Johnson's Less Than Enthralling Microstyle

David Finkle | Posted 11.01.2011 | Books
David Finkle

When it comes to typefaces, I've long been an Arial man. Still, I'm typing this on my aging Mac in Helvetica. Why? I've finished reading Simon Garfield's irresistible Just My Type: A Book About Fonts.

Generation-Y Bloggers: How To Improve Your Writing Overnight

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

The Elements of Style is a masterpiece on the art of writing well, and it's a surprisingly quick read. Seriously, this rhetoric rulebook is so slim, it'll fit in the pocket of your hoodie.