Cheryl Strayed, a.k.a. Sugar

Haute couture inspired by Love in the Time of Cholera? Sure, why not. Honduran designer Carlos Campos’s new collection takes its inspiration from Garcia Marquez’s fifty-year-long love story in rural Columbia, resulting in what the New York Post claims is "clothing as poetic and nuanced as the novel."

After two years of anonymity, The Rumpus's advice columnist, heretofore known as Sugar, outed herself at a party in San Francisco on Tuesday night. She was revealed to be Portland-based writer Cheryl Strayed, author of the forthcoming memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail.

Nearly six thousand mathematicians have signed a petition boycotting scholarly publisher Elsevier for what they describe as “a system in which commercial publishers make profits based on the free labor of mathematicians and subscription fees from their institutions’ libraries.” That is, writers, researchers, and peer reviewers often work on a volunteer basis, while Elsevier, which claims to have more than 600,000 contributors to its scientific journals, sells their work. “It’s time for people to get mad about this if they care at all about the survival of scholarly communication,” the head of the University of Pittsburgh’s librarian told the school paper. “The system as it exists today is untenable. It’s unsustainable.”

Most unpaid internships are technically illegal, so why hasn't there been an intern revolution yet?

The economy of literary magazines “appears to be a closed system,” Nick Ripatrazone writes at The Millions. "Writers publish in literary magazines that are often read by writers. Money is tight, payment is low, and subscriptions and institutional support appear to be the final hope for sustenance.”

The battle over the book Lifespan of a Fact continues as Slate’s Dan Kois wonders: Is “John D’Agata as much of a jerk as this book makes him out to be?”

Charles Dickens walked up to twenty miles a day.

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