Vela

Creative nonfiction, inspired by travel, written by women

Vela and Lauren Quinn’s latest piece get a shout out in The New Yorker today! 
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2014/04/weekend-reading-the-aftermath-in-boston-a-blues-mystery-and-more.html

Vela and Lauren Quinn’s latest piece get a shout out in The New Yorker today! 

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2014/04/weekend-reading-the-aftermath-in-boston-a-blues-mystery-and-more.html

As always, we’ve got your weekend reading: A lovely meditation on the meaning of home, and stunning, unsettling pieces on resegregation and fat shaming. 
http://velamag.com/blog/women-we-read-this-week-59/

As always, we’ve got your weekend reading: A lovely meditation on the meaning of home, and stunning, unsettling pieces on resegregation and fat shaming. 

http://velamag.com/blog/women-we-read-this-week-59/

http://www.elle.com/pop-culture/reviews/women-in-black-and-white

Jennifer Weiner discusses the gender gap in writing and taking women writers seriously. 
Jennifer Weiner discusses the gender gap in writing and taking women writers seriously. 
theparisreview:

“As long as books survive in paper and ink, it will be partly because they can also be just this side of disposable—because some will be found, and end up, on a neighbor’s stoop, or at the local thrift store. Because some deserve to.”
Sadie Stein on how to save frozen books.

theparisreview:

“As long as books survive in paper and ink, it will be partly because they can also be just this side of disposable—because some will be found, and end up, on a neighbor’s stoop, or at the local thrift store. Because some deserve to.”

Sadie Stein on how to save frozen books.

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"The addiction story had been done, I told myself. It was tired, played-out and it wasn’t even my story. My story was something quieter, lamer, less tough and edgy. And who wants to read that?"This week on Vela: Lauren Quinn’s The Ism And The Alcohol
http://velamag.com/the-ism-and-the-alcohol/

"The addiction story had been done, I told myself. It was tired, played-out and it wasn’t even my story. My story was something quieter, lamer, less tough and edgy. And who wants to read that?"

This week on Vela: Lauren Quinn’s The Ism And The Alcohol

http://velamag.com/the-ism-and-the-alcohol/

freundevonfreundentravel:

"I took this picture behind a bus window at Lofoten Islands in Norway, during one month trip across Lapland. The loneliest experience i’ve been through, but the landscape relfected my feelings.” - Marion Seury

Photography: Marion Seury

freundevonfreundentravel:

"I took this picture behind a bus window at Lofoten Islands in Norway, during one month trip across Lapland. The loneliest experience i’ve been through, but the landscape relfected my feelings.” - Marion Seury
Photography: Marion Seury
I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.
Donna Tartt, 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner, The Goldfinch 
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Brilliant: Dinah Fried cooks and photographs meals from beloved books — Moby-Dick (above), Little Women, The Catcher in the Rye, Lolita, and more:

Reading and eating are natural companions, and they’ve got a lot in common. Reading is consumption. Eating is consumption. Both are comforting, nourishing, restorative, relaxing, and mostly enjoyable. They can energize you or put you to sleep. Heavy books and heavy meals both require a period of intense digestion. Just as reading great novels can transport you to another time and place, meals — good and bad ones alike — can conjure scenes very far away from your kitchen table. Some of my favorite meals convey stories of origin and tradition; as a voracious reader, I devour my favorite books.

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explore-blog:

Brilliant: Dinah Fried cooks and photographs meals from beloved booksMoby-Dick (above), Little Women, The Catcher in the Rye, Lolita, and more:

Reading and eating are natural companions, and they’ve got a lot in common. Reading is consumption. Eating is consumption. Both are comforting, nourishing, restorative, relaxing, and mostly enjoyable. They can energize you or put you to sleep. Heavy books and heavy meals both require a period of intense digestion. Just as reading great novels can transport you to another time and place, meals — good and bad ones alike — can conjure scenes very far away from your kitchen table. Some of my favorite meals convey stories of origin and tradition; as a voracious reader, I devour my favorite books.

See more here.

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nprfreshair:

Spruce Gran Picea #0909 – 11A07 (9,550 years old; Fulufjället, Sweden)
From Rachel Sussman’s collection The Oldest Living Things in the World 

nprfreshair:

Spruce Gran Picea #0909 – 11A07 (9,550 years old; Fulufjället, Sweden)

From Rachel Sussman’s collection The Oldest Living Things in the World 

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theparisreview:

Taking stock of today’s art world: “The artist has undergone an enormous increase in value, to the point of idolization. But success has come at a high price, with the power of the art system, the adjustment to taste guidelines, and the dependence on galleries and curators. To create something new all one’s own, while remaining in the game, is a balancing act that only few succeed at mastering.”
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

theparisreview:

Taking stock of today’s art world: “The artist has undergone an enormous increase in value, to the point of idolization. But success has come at a high price, with the power of the art system, the adjustment to taste guidelines, and the dependence on galleries and curators. To create something new all one’s own, while remaining in the game, is a balancing act that only few succeed at mastering.”

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

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