Remember that you’re comparing other people’s highlight reels to your blooper reel. — (via mostlysignssomeportents)
For E. E. Cummings’s birthday, a letter he wrote to Ezra Pound in October 1941.
The first GSA meeting after homecoming drew more students than ever before, and transgender guys have been messaging him on Facebook and Tumblr, asking him for advice and thanking him for being so vocal. — Meet the First Trans Homecoming King in Texas
So my friends Shanan and Sara - old souls like me - introduced me to Roz Chast last night. We got a chance to hear Roz speak at the Nourse Theater about growing up in Brooklyn and the creative process. I recognized her work from the New Yorker cartoons, but I never realized who the person was behind the wonderfully neurotic images with the exquisite New York sensibility.
She has a new book of cartoons out that deals with parents dying and how to even talk about something like that (something that’s dim for me but coming into hazy focus). The book is insane and poignant and wonderful. I’ll be picking up a copy.I won’t really read it until I’m ready. I’ll probably just stare at the cover for a while. I’ll be picking up her other books too.
Also, it was weird to walk through the increasingly bro-tastic Hayes Valley (dudes were raising the ceiling on the sidewalk outside swanky bars) and into the zany historic Nourse Theater. On our walk to the theater, I overheard the couple behind us remarking “This is while real San Franciscans are starting to hate the city…” as we edged our way through the beer garden/boutique/cocktail crowd.
Running a startup. Often times you do things ass backwards and you can crack your head open but eventually you’ll splash. Just fold your arms back and play it like a boss.
Hello there. Let’s pop soon.
Taking advantage of cross country flights to get deep into Volumes 1 & 2 of The Last Lion, Churchill’s biography from William Manchester. I didn’t know how low his stock sank during the pre-war years and how obstinate he was to his ideals before he was proven right.
Soderbergh's black-and-white Raiders Of The Lost Ark -
Over on his excellent website, Extension 765, Soderbergh has uploaded a black-and-white version of the 1981 blockbuster in an effort to prompt cinephiliacs to think about how an impressive talent like Spielberg was able to convey so much of the story merely through length and composition of shots. He also removed all sound from the video, instead replacing it with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ score for The Social Network, so that viewers can solely focus on the staging of the film.
So this is what “retirement" is like for Soderbergh. (The end result, which you can watch on Soderbergh’s site is beautiful and sort of mesmerizing.)