Lost and Found
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Lost and Found

found_whatilikeaboutwaseem.jpgFOUND magazine‘s hook is simple: readers send in items they’ve found (from handwritten love notes to Polaroids), and Davy Rothbart curates and publishes them. The finds, which appear in the magazine, the best-selling series of FOUND books, or on the mag’s website as the Find of the Day, run the gamut from cute to tragic; like PostSecret, it’s a way to get an anonymous glimpse inside someone else’s life, but unlike PostSecret, participation in the project isn’t voluntary.
To support the magazine’s fifth edition––the “Crime Issue”––creator Davy and his brother Peter will be dropping by for a free event at the Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue) next Wednesday, September 12 beginning at 7 p.m. Davy will read from the books, Peter will play songs inspired by some of the found notes. All told, it should make for an evening as strange, cool, and awkward as the magazine itself.
Courtesy of Simon & Schuster Canada, we’ve also got six copies of the first FOUND book to give away to six Torontoist readers––all you have to do is post a comment (with a registered commenter account) and tell us the coolest thing that you’ve ever found here in Toronto. Bonus points for including a photo! (Try submitting them to our Flickr pool or a free image-sharing service like ImageShack.) The contest ends next Tuesday, September 11.
Note, discovered in an apartment lobby in Toronto by Jennifer Powell, from FOUND.

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