Studio Visit: Artist Tim Youd

We visit the workspace of an artist dedicated to literature and classic typewriters

In his Hollywood studio, Tim Youd is standing next to a giant sculpture of an Underwood typewriter. His passion for classic manual typewriters is immediately noticeable: they can be found on surfaces everywhere, and there are supplies for them packed to the rafters. There are sculptures of  them, made by piecing together layer upon layer of cardboard. He blind-draws typewriters over each other—with a tabulate …

Evocative and Inspiring Storytelling in Our Fall Reading List

Immerse yourself in pages of poetry, fiction, essays and more

Whether reading insightful essays or fantastical fiction, there’s nothing quite like immersion in a new book that illuminates unknown worlds and broadens perspectives. As the cold weather begins descending on the northern hemisphere, and the south approaches beach reading season, there are countless opportunities to dive into pages and explore characters and ideas—real or imagined. Here are just some of our picks for fall reading—all …

Six Spooky Books for the Scary Season

Addressing the occult, the frightening and the uncanny

Nobody need sacrifice intellectualism for the sake of a good scare. There are many frightening, well-written books—both fiction and non—already out there, of course. But a selection of a new releases has grabbed hold of our attention and their captivating storytelling kept us engaged from beginning to end. We’ve selected some more traditional Halloween-like topics such as vampires and ghosts as well as bizarre modern …