Trump by numbers

Popularity 62,985,106: Number of people who voted for Trump (source: The New York Times) 65,853,625: Number of people who voted for Clinton (source: The New York Times) 230,585,915: Number of eligible voters in the U.S. (source: United States Election Project) 27%: Percentage of eligible voters in the U.S. who voted for Trump 28%: Percentage of […]…

Lung Cancer

Big Tobacco takes a page from the Silicon Valley playbook: Welcome to the world of alternative nicotine platforms. via Pivoting Away from Lung Cancer — Longreads

The same applies when I’m reading for pleasure, too, because reading books as if something were burning, or you were in a contest with someone, doesn’t make sense. That would be like swigging a glass of expensive and fine wine, instead of tasting it and rejoicing in it. For me, reading has all kinds of […]…

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. Not sure how to participate? Here are the steps to get started. via Immerse — The Daily Post

Over the last nine years, I’ve made many Dorie versions of the little shell-shaped cakes called madeleines. Appearance-wise, these Black-and-White Marbled Madeleines were probably not my best effort. I could tell I would have a little more batter than I needed, but overfilled the molds a bit anyway because: a) I was too lazy to…

Brevity’s founding editor Dinty W. Moore interviews Melanie Brooks, author of the recently released Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma, featuring Brooks’ conversations with Andre Dubus III, Sue William Silverman, Kyoko Mori, Richard Hoffman, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Abigail Thomas, Mark Doty, Edwidge Danticat, Jessica Handler, Richard Blanco, and others about how…