Worn Stories

Brooklyn-based writer Emily Spivack has been publishing essays about people and their clothing since 2010 on her blog, Worn Stories. The highly personal accounts vary in tenor, but all maintain a thoughtful, honest sensibility. She’s now taken the stories into the physical realm with her book of the same name, which includes narratives from the likes of Paola Antonelli, Rosanne Cash, Marina Abramovic, Rachel Comey, …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Grace Jones' memoir, 3D meat, Memphis in London and more in our look at the web this week

1. Lightning Strikes in the Grand Canyon The majesty of the Grand Canyon is one of the greatest natural wonders in the US—and the world. Even the most pedestrian photographers can capture beautiful images of the two-billion-year-old geological work in progress. But when professional Rolf Maeder recently went to shoot sunset photos, a lightning storm rolled in, providing him with even more spectacular scenery. Maeder …

Swimming Studies

Leanne Shapton paints a portrait of her life in the water

As an artist, Leanne Shapton writes as if she’s painting words across a page, uncovering memories and emotions in sentences like brushstrokes. As a swimmer, she tells stories with the cadence of fluid, mesmerizing laps through a clear blue pool. The illustrator, author, publisher and former New York Times Op-Ed art director approaches her memoir, “Swimming Studies“, which releases 5 July, as a meditation on …