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Hot Housewife Novels, David Bowie’s Fashion Legacy and a Mysterious Dutch Painter

What We’re Reading Now

BY // 01.14.16

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

We often can be found in a museum gallery, pondering a canvas and the man or woman who made it worthy of being on the wall. We’ve long admired Vermeer‘s works, and never tire of viewing them. He left little behind that might allow one to learn about his methods, however, so it’s only natural that people will speculate. Here’s a good read on the man and his possible use of a camera obscura.

Housewife novels? Yes, of course. Though the women who stay at home have in some quarters been deemed “boring,” readers can’t get enough of them. Here’s the story.

Worried about the impact that reading online is having on your brain, or the brains of those around you? Think attention spans and comprehension are fading away? Have no fear, says one writer.

David Bowie is with us no longer. He left a great final album for us, and voices around the world have written at length about his import and legacy. The artist was also, of course, very fashionable. Burberry honored him at a recent show (click here for some images), and how about a slideshow of The Thin White Duke’s sartorial choices over the years?

Finally, back to the printed word. We know it is not dead, no matter the necessity of the digital platform. Long live the book (or magazine) with actual pages!



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