But the truth is, there’s a reason most well-known writers still teach English. There’s a reason most authors drive dented cars. There’s a reason most writers have bad teeth. It’s not because we’ve chosen a life of poverty. It’s that poverty has chosen our profession.
Of necessity, Hamilton became one of literature’s great hustlers, jingling with money knowhow… When the poet Craig Raine worked as books editor on Fridays, he once met a bailiff on the stairs who asked him if he was Ian Hamilton. Raine took him upstairs to the office and asked Ian Hamilton if he’d seen Ian Hamilton. “No,” Ian Hamilton said, “You just missed him.
If you had filled out your NCAA tournament brackets based on which teams earn the highest annual profit, you’d have correctly named nine of the teams in the Sweet Sixteen.
A former unpaid intern for the fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, accusing its parent company, the Hearst Corporation, of violating federal and state wage and hour laws by not paying her even though she often worked there full time.
“The graffiti artist who took NY Timesstock instead of cash for painting the walls of the social network’s first headquarters made a smart bet. The shares owned by the artist, David Choe, are expected to be worth upward of $200 million when Facebook stock trades publicly later this year” —
Aspiring artists, take note. The only way to become wealthy while alive is to paint the offices of up-and-coming tech start-ups.
XKCD really outdoes itself with this graphic, posted without commentary, called “Money, a chart of (almost) all of it, where it is, and what it can do.” Woah.
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Prepare to lose ~30-45 minutes of your day exploring this one. Hats off to Randall Munroe for hitting this out of the park.