From The Magazineer, an article on launching a magazine the un-dumb way; a look at Monocle’s disappointing myopia; and an article on how to read Wired revisited. From Atopia, a special issue on the space left for literary, philosophical and artistic journals today. An interface of one’s own: For truly creative writing, word "processing" is not enough. Always skip the first hundred or so pages of a biography: Childhoods are never interesting. How to enjoy how-to books: Antique books of instruction and advice are packed with enjoyably ridiculous advice. An interview with Don Borchert, author of Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library. Words from the "bathroom blogosphere": Mark Ferem documents the best of bathroom-wall scrawls.

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