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1. VSL subscribers fell in love with the photo essay A Really Big Show, created for Play: The New York Times Sports Magazine by Vincent Laforet. The pictures depict major sporting events (Super Bowl, World Series) but are taken from an aerial view with oddly tweaked focus — which makes for gorgeous, surreal images. Read more about it here.

2. The most popular VSL book pick this month was The Dud Avocado. Elaine Dundy’s witty novel about a beautiful young American woman looking for glamour and adventure in Paris was first published in 1958. Thanks to the New York Review Books Classic reissue, it’s available for discovery again. Click here to read the original VSL e-mail.

3. The favorite VSL DVD pick of June was the disturbing and compelling documentary The Bridge, by filmmaker Eric Steel. The film explores the reasons why the Golden Gate Bridge is where more people choose to commit suicide than anywhere else on earth. Click here to read more.

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