Everyone tells stories around here. Every place, every person has a ring of...– Shirley Ann Grau, The Keepers of the House (via litverve) Memory is a chain of hands always and already holding onto your shirt. Listen to stories, and you will feel it gently tugging. (via readingthedistrict)
there’s something morally wrong with having a swimsuit or a dress that costs the...– suzy menkes makes a good argument for splurgehounds. (via sarazucker) This is interesting & I agree. We expect things to be cheap because there have been so many cheap garments available. That cheapness comes with a price on the other end and usually it’s a morally dangerous price (see...
If you are a white woman and you want to call yourself a feminist, you must...– ladyatheist (via ellesugars)
Good cover songs are about necessity — something about the source material that...– NPR’s Stephen Thompson on how to build the perfect cover song and why he desperately wants The New Pornographers to cover Enrique Iglesias’ “Escape” (via nprmusic) — Expanding to theatre, it’s a “why this play, why now, why here” for revivals. If you just go through the motions of mounting the...
It is not enough to stare up the steps; we must step up the stairs.– ~Vaclav Havel (via voguepoet)
The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There...– (www.goodreads.com) This.
Attention is what creates value. Artworks are made as well by how people...– Music legend Brian Eno, born on May 15, 1948, considers the essence and currencies of art. (via explore-blog) Agreed, art isn’t just about the quality of the work but about the interaction of the work with the audience. This is why I do the job I do working with audiences and deepening their...
Don’t google your name. Ever. Don’t “search” for yourself on anything that...– Andrea Gibson (via commovente)
D.C. Performance Art: Rachel Hynes: "Just Put it... →
dcperformanceart: I watched the news reports this fall about the Colorado “Batman” shootings with horror and fear. “I can’t even imagine what that must have been like,” I thought, except, I could. In 2006 a man broke into my workplace and started shooting my co-workers. I was lucky and escaped out the back entrance… I <3 Rachel!
I get to meet Audra on Monday. Seems so far away. ...
When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding...– Sandi Toksvig (via phenomenaaa, learninglog) (via maloeleleilindsayy) (via edwardshallow) Yesyesyesyesyes this. (via lovegash) (via eyjayy) (via amorselforamonarch)
Be sure to ‘notice’ ideas when you have them. Stop. Take the time to consider...– Tim Westergren, the founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Pandora: NPR Thanks for the advice, Tim, I’m on it.
Nothing is more real than nothing.– Samuel Beckett, Malone Dies (via proustitute)
Here Are Idiot Celebrities Talking Out Of Their...
jadedpunk: Last night, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York hosted the 2013 Met Gala. This year’s theme was “Punk: From Chaos To Couture.” For many celebrities, this was the first time they had used the word “punk” in a sentence that wasn’t “Have my assistant get me Daft Punk tickets.” It was also an excuse for them to spend $10,000 to spike their hair up and play punk dress up for a...
The Day That Punk Died Again
newyorker: “There is no axis along which this exhibit functions properly: the historical, anecdotal, or superficial. A tough, mythical New York punk wouldn’t see herself here—neither would her more flamboyant English relative.” Sasha Frere-Jones on the Met Museum’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibit: http://nyr.kr/15AE7MT
yoisthisracist: gpack3 asked yoisthisracist: Can you tell racists to stop making “funny” Internet memes out of every poor black person ever interviewed by the local news? I’m pretty sure if they wanted to star in a minstrel show, they’d be making the videos themselves. I tell racists shit all the fucking time, they never listen.
There are a small number of novels I return to again and again: Middlemarch, The...– Kathryn Schulz
What can I do with my happiness? How can I keep it, conceal it, bury it where I...– Anaïs Nin (via seabois) Anais Nin…!!! I Love. (via coquette-journal)