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Amusements and distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. Let’s kick off with a list of 30 books to read before you’re 30. And while we’re discussing youth, it’s National Young Writers month — so all you young writers out … Read more »

Amusements and distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. RIP Ray Bradbury. In memory of the great sci-fi writer here are some of his words, thoughts, ideas, pictures and a selection of cultural works he inspired. Lots of links and … Read more »

Amusements and distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. Writers gone wild: Great authors paint serious pictures and serious authors caught in sillypictures. Speaking of great, serious and silly – if you happened to miss fake Tilda Swinton on twitter, … Read more »

Amusements and distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. Apparently ‘a treasure trove’ of hidden, pre-revolutionary books and magazines have been found, hidden behind false walls, in a museum library in Moscow. From pre-revolution literature to book evolution: in 1993, … Read more »

Amusements and distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. First up we have a flowchart showing ‘How a book is born’. Apparently it’s not unlike ‘how a rat travels through an anaconda’…hmmm. According to this discussion of writers’ productivity in … Read more »

Amusements and distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. The sad passing of legendary children’s book writer Maurice Sendak this week has rightfully seen a wild rumpus of tributes circulate online, and here are five that have moved or educated … Read more »

Amusements and distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. Is it a bird or a plane? An email or a fax? No, it’s a memo – from David Mamet to writers everywhere. Also potentially of Pinterest for writers and publishers, … Read more »

Amusements and distractions

Killings brings you our fortnightly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. We’ll kick this week’s list off with a list: Time’s 100 Influential People for 2012  – are all of yours there? In another ‘influential people’ list, The Guardian have nominated their … Read more »

Amusements and distractions

Killings brings you our fortnightly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. Don’t despair, just laugh til you cry … at the screen. It’s Friday after all! This is on quite a few internet ‘distractions’ lists already and for good reason. Check out … Read more »

Amusements and distractions

Killings brings you our fortnightly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. Consensus reigns: this is an impersonation … but just picturing Christopher Walken reading Where the Wild Things Are is as fun for the adult imagination as the original is for a … Read more »