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The Loneliness of Big Cities, the Sister Who Hurt a Legend’s Rep and the Best Kentucky Derby Fashion

What We’re Reading

BY // 05.10.16

Our editors are a diverse lot, and are constantly perusing a long and broad list of publications. Fashion? Art? Architecture? Culinary studies? Semantics? It’s all here. In What We’re Reading, PaperCity shares the wealth.

Cities can be lonely places, which at first seems an odd thing, because one is surrounded my myriad other people in an endless stream. You bump into them, you jostle for space, you share park benches. But as Orson Welles and Warhol knew, numbers do not translate to meaningful relationships. Olivia Laing’s new book expands on this conundrum in an engaging manner.

Nietzsche was a great thinker, and a great writer. He penned his first memoir when he was 13. Reading him is a pleasure, and a challenge. His sister was not good for his reputation, however, and Daniel Blue wants you to know that.

Dior has a new scent, and it was inspired by a beautiful chateau that has been restored in a way that would make the fashion legend very happy. Take a look here.

Another Kentucky Derby has come and gone, and, as usual, plenty of eyes were on the clothes worn by attendees … the horses are beautiful, yes, and we hope you watched some of them run, but here’s a look at the human animals at the races in all their finery.

It’s here, the 2016 Best-Dressed Ballot! Click this link to have some fun.

Finally, poetry. Yes, poetry. It’s good for the soul and spirit, and it can take you places of which you’ve never dreamt. But if you want to write good stuff, you’ve got to mix with reality, says this man of words.

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