Carving out some quality time at home.

Nick Benson began working at the John Stevens Shop as a teenager (under his father Fud's watchful eye) and by his late twenties was regularly carving world-class inscriptions on memorials, monuments, and buildings across America.  

In 2010 Nick was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, more colloquially known as the Genius Grant, and he “continues to strive for the high standards of artistry and tradition set by his forebears” every day.

We asked him his five must-have books for being stranded on a deserted island, or, more importantly, for fighting the cabin-fever blues right now.

Read all about Nick and his stir-crazy cure-all book list >

Wicked/Smart Stuff.

O' Journal

Do you want to live a fulfilled life?

Do you want to live a fulfilled life?

Reading The Iliad will give you meaning and purpose, and might even make you happy.
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May 28, 2020 — Johnny Mustard
The Greatest Story Forever Told.

The Greatest Story Forever Told.

The only thing you need to know about the Trojan War is it was fought over a woman.
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May 18, 2020 — Johnny Mustard
The Lunatics Take Over The Asylum

The Lunatics Take Over The Asylum

A wild, quiet flaming and thoroughly entertaining indictment of Robespierrian idealism.
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May 11, 2020 — Johnny Mustard

We'd Rather Be( Insta)Grammatically Correct.