What will I be like at 67? Anything like this?
1. Words-to-Use.com — A different kind of thesaurus.
2. OneLook.com — One quick dictionary search tool.
3. Vocabulary.com — The quickest, most intelligent way to improve your vocabulary.
4. ZenPen.io — A minimalist writing zone where you can block out all distractions.
5. 750words.com — Write three new pages every day.
6. Readability-Score.com — Get scored on your writing’s readability.
7. YouShouldWrite.com — Get a new writing prompt every time you visit.
8. WriterKata.com — Improve your writing with repetitive exercises.
9. IWL.me — A tool that analyzes your writing and tells you which famous authors you most write like.
10. HemingwayApp.com — Simplify your writing.
11. FakeNameGenerator.com — Generate fake names for your characters.
12. Storyline.io — Collaborate on a story with others by submitting a paragraph.
As part of the creative process leading up to her installation at the Domino Sugar Factory, Kara Walker did extensive research on the sugar trade. Explore her notes, sketches, bibliography, and more HERE.
The bad part about living in Manhattan is you can’t see Manhattan’s skyline when you’re right underneath. The colors after tonight’s big electrical storm were some of the most intense I had ever seen, but I didn’t get many good snaps of it. Luckily, my boss, Rafat, lives in LIC, and so I’m appropriating his photos here.
Incredible sunset after the storm.
ROARMANCE Lightning strikes the antenna atop One World Trade Center, as seen from Brooklyn, on Wednesday. Pounding rains ahead of tropical storm Arthur caused flooding and a partial wall collapse beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. (Photo: Lucas Jackson / Reuters via the New York Daily News)
I went to see Obvious Child, a rom-com about an abortion, at Nitehawk Cinema at 4 in the afternoon on Monday. Much to my surprise (and the universe’s extreme irony) there were about 15 people in the theater, and seven of them were infants. But they were all very well-behaved infants, the kind whose gurgles and sweet sounds I didn’t mean hearing—maybe they were feeling more fortunate than usual that their parents decided to bring them into this world after all.
I loved the film and feel an unnatural adoration for Jenny Slate. The movie also pushed me farther along the road to trying out standup myself…
My favorite part of the Pride parade was the view behind me.
De Blasio! (at Brooklyn Pride Parade)