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  • 15. Skinny Dipping

    By Austin Kleon

    There are eight million stories in the Naked City—and even more hiding between the lines, as Austin Kleon demonstrates in his clever and thoughtful new collection Newspaper Blackout. His method is simple: take a story in the New York Times and black out all but a handful of words, finding a new work—often a story—within the old. Kleon’s sensitive eye, and ear, make these word-sculptures far more than a stunt: to me they read as tiny voices, crying out for release from the clutches of the Old Gray Lady.


    From Newspaper Blackout. © Austin Kleon.

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