Posts Tagged ‘Instagram’

Discarded Post-it Poetry: An Idea That Sticks

Posted by melissa kandel on October 21, 2016 in #LWSCreativeXChange, art, creativity, On Writing | 1 Comment

We met in the most unexpected way. And while I guess great love affairs do often spring from the auspiciously unusual, I’d suspect none involve quite so much dog poop as this. In the thick of Sunset Boulevard, just a hint from The Standard hotel, there’s a little dog park chiseled into a hill, accessible by two […]

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Celebrity Cat Marries Wealthy Canadian Businessman

This article is part of a weekly series, “Untruth Tuesdays,” in which I take something completely, absurdly untrue then write about it as if it weren’t. BY MELISSA MARNI, senior staff writer, The civic cheetah press Trixie, a Japanese Bobtail cat with more than 500,000 followers on Instagram, is one of the most sought-after cats by […]

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Lehrerboys: A Conversation on Creativity, Censorship and Just Getting It Done

My heart is officially broken, split in two between a pair of identical twins named Daniel and Jeremy Lehrer. Sigh. The boys, a duo better known as @lehrerboys on Instagram and Facebook, crank out cartoons that are so clever, you’ll instantaneously fall in love with their creations then wonder what life was like before their colorful comics galavanted […]

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WRDSMTH: A Conversation With The Street Art Scribe

Posted by melissa kandel on July 7, 2016 in art | 4 Comments

Good writers aspire to greatness. Great writers aspire to instill greatness upon others. Such is the case with Los Angeles-based street artist WRDSMTH, whose work can be seen everywhere from electrical boxes in Venice, CA to the cobbled walkways of Shoreditch, London. A Robin Hood of painted prose, WRDSMTH steals from his rich imagination and gives […]

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10 Chefs to Follow … To the Ends of the Earth

Posted by melissa kandel on July 6, 2016 in food | 1 Comment

The foodie world is so large and yet, thanks to Instagram, so very small. Scottish langoustines can be seen from Prague to Oklahoma; a Tuscan heirloom tomato’s swirling reddish colors can be viewed by epicurean eyes in France. Or Switzerland. Or Thailand. Or from Aunt Edna’s basement where you’re currently sleeping on a half-tattered couch because rent is […]

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This Art Is The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

Posted by melissa kandel on June 30, 2016 in art | 2 Comments

The world of celebrity-food Instagram accounts is as unpredictable as it is delicious. Musicians are dangled atop brioche buns, Meryl Streep becomes a condiment to taste inside a taco, what’s bad for you is good—hello, cupcakes and pizza!—and to be a dead celebrity is to be very much alive … in a digital, Instagrammy sort […]

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Really Weird Ways to Celebrate Summer

Posted by melissa kandel on June 21, 2016 in summer | No Comments

Saturday night in a crowded bar, standing betwixt desiccated beer droppings and sweaty bro-funk, the guy I’d spent 20 minutes talk-shouting to—there’s no other way to converse in a Bon Jovi-blasting pub—grabs my hand, tenderly and with both of his, looks right into my eyes and says, “You’re kind of weird, aren’t you?” Not the best way to […]

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Coffee Train

Posted by melissa kandel on June 6, 2016 in Fiction | No Comments

“It’s all downhill from here, Frank.” “Huh?” “I don’t mean your life,” said Johnny. “I mean the hill.” “Sure,” Frank replied, looking away to the Swiss countryside as the train clip-clopped down the track. At its slow speed, everything was easily discerned: the green hills, the tiny houses, the blue, cloudless sky of Switzerland in summertime. Frank watched […]

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On Writing, On Wednesday: The Very First Line

Posted by melissa kandel on June 2, 2016 in On Writing | 2 Comments

This is stupid. That’s the first thing I thought when the idea came to me to write about writing, which seemed no different from a balloon maker noodling up a poodle figurine at a circus side show and instead of selling it to the five-year-old cotton-candy-eater who wants one, telling the kid exactly how the […]

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This is Meryl Streep’s Best (Sushi) Role Yet

Posted by melissa kandel on May 21, 2016 in art, food, Instagram | 1 Comment

[Photo Credit: @TasteOfStreep] It’s Friday night and I’m bored. Let’s run away together to a world of adventure, where popcorn and cupcakes are basic food groups and Meryl Streep luxuriating inside a tall glass of pink lemonade is considered art. Oh wait, that last one’s already a thing. I refer, (but of course!) to Taste of […]

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