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Things to Read: On Anti-Anxiety Apps, Climate Change & More
Stories from around the web that found our fancyAt Paper Planes, we love to read — and we’re consistently drawn to great stories centred around design, books and culture. With ‘Things to Read’, we share with you the best stories, from around the web, that we’ve read recently. Enjoy.The Em Dash Divides
An alluring alternative to the comma, colon, semicolon and full stop, the em dash — this one right here — has been known to be a writer’s vice and “the bad boy, or cool girl, of punctuation.” Here, The New York Times charts the debate around the em dash, its versatile uses, and its proper usage (don’t overdo it). Read it here.
How Clothes Became Waterproof
The rains may be receding but can you imagine a world without the appropriate gear to deal with a downpour? From seal and whale intestines used by the Inuit to the iconic Mackintosh, this quick read in 1843, an ideas, culture and lifestyle magazine by The Economist, highlights the origins of the impervious material, and the epochal moments that have embedded them into our cultural history. Read it here.
Writing the Impossible Grief of Very Young Widowhood
In this arresting personal account on Literary Hub, Kelsey Ronan writes about her gruelling grief, alluding to the books, movies and TV shows that reflected her experience back to her, and about finding the right words. Read it here.
Anxiously Seeking the Perfect Anti-Anxiety App
Over the last few years, a host of anti-anxiety and mindfulness apps have surfaced. But how well do they actually work and how long does the magic last before you’re back on the app store? These are some questions this Wired story asks. Read it here.
On How Climate Change Continues to Turn Fiction into Reality
In this interview in The Creative Independent, published by Kickstarter, writer Amitav Ghosh talks about addressing the realities of climate change in literature, blurring the distinction between fiction and non-fiction, and figuring out how to make a living through his creative work. Read it here.
Further Reading: Books Not Just for Children
Who says grown-ups can’t enjoy children’s books?
Things to Read: Peppa Pig, Typing in All Caps & More
Stories from around the web that found our fancy
Further Reading via Champaca Bookstore, Library and Café
A cosy new space in Bangalore
Further Reading: For the Rains
Recommended reading to lose yourself in while skies threaten the onslaught of a downpour
A Peek at Tarq’s Bookshelf
Hena Kapadia, founder of Tarq, lets us in on her well-catalogued collection
Further Reading: On Nature
Recommended reading that brings the living world alive
Further Reading via Purbasha Sarkar
Web Editor at the Delhi-based May Day Bookstore and LeftWord.com
Further Reading: On Love
Recommended reading on love in all its many forms
A Peek at Pooja Dhingra’s Bookshelf
The Le15 pastry chef speaks about her reading habits and favourite books
Further Reading via Rajni Malhotra, Bahrisons Booksellers
Curator of books at the Delhi store
Navigating the tough terrain of a climber’s mind
Illustrated Books for All!
These titles from Tara Books are beautiful and compelling to read
An Ode to the Anthology
These books from Marg make for rich bite-sized reading for the festive season.
IN PRAISE OF FLOWERS
Discovering floral flavours and fragrances in places near and afar
THE TALE OF THE ITINERANT CANOPY
Tracing the journey of a marble canopy across Bombay
Travelling through time at Baradari
Jaipur’s City Palace reinvented
Further Reading via Virat Chandhok
Curator of books at Bombay’s Wayword and Wise
2017 Christmas Playlist
Tunes to celebrate Christmas
Introducing The Move Magazine
A UK based quarterly
Introducing Anxy Magazine
Venturing into mental health issues
Introducing Drift Magazine
A New York based biannual magazine
Introducing Lost Magazine
Self-discovery through travel
Boys equal girls
Introducing Science of the Secondary Zine
Issue 1 – Apple
Introducing Curry Magazine
Exploring communities and culture
Introducing Accent Magazine
A photography &lifestyle magazine
Introducing Cereal Magazine - Volume 13
The redesigned CEREAL
Introducing Pasture Magazine
A US based food quarterly
2016 on Instagram
The year in a nutshell
Introducing 212 Magazine
Introducing Concorde Zine
Featuring photo stories from India
Introducing Filmme Fatales Zine
Films and feminism
Introducing Weapons of Reason Issue 3
‘The New Old’
A ‘strong’ collective
Introducing Lunch Lady Magazine
An Australian quarterly
Happy 3rd Anniversary, White Print
White Print completes 3 years
Introducing Weapons of Reason #2
Introducing Sirene Journal
An independent Italian publication
Introducing The Great Discontent Magazine
Introducing MARFA JOURNAL
A biannual publication made by artists for artists.
Introducing Another Escape Magazine
Lifestyle, creative culture and sustainable living.
Introducing MOOD Zine
Music & Food Magazine.
Introducing Holo Magazine
‘Emerging trajectories in art, science and technology’
Introducing Lagom Magazine
A UK based lifestyle magazine
Introducing All-In Magazine
A biannual arts and culture print publication
Introducing Cherry Bombe Magazine
A magazine dedicated to food and women
Introducing FUET Magazine
Food and its peripheries
Introducing Apartamento Magazine
An everyday life interiors magazine
Introducing frankie Magazine
‘Dear frankie’ – Our letter to frankie.
Introducing Kyoorius Magazine
An ode to the creative community
Introducing [Wherever] Magazine
An Out of Place Journal
Introducing Lucky Peach Magazine
A quarterly on food, writing and art.
Introducing The Travel Almanac Magazine
Examination of post-touristic matters
Introducing Perdiz Magazine
“Happiness is Contagious”.
Introducing Dumbo Feather Magazine
Conversations with extraordinary people.
Introducing Avaunt Magazine
Form the makers of PORT
Introducing Four&Sons Magazine
An Australian biannual publication
Introducing Works That Work Magazine
a self-published magazine about creation
This April we did something new again!
A playlist from the best
Introducing It's Nice That Annual 2014
Now Available on our Online Store
Introducing 100% Zine
Where artists doodle and sketch as they wander.
Introducing The Helter Skelter Magazine
Anthology of New Writing.
Magazine Design, has come to be recognized as a force to reckon with and hence deserving of an award category of its own by many creative communities.
It was a woeful day yesterday, when yet again our right to freedom of expression was threatened and saw retaliation unmatched and cowardly,