Always remember: that which does not kill you makes you stronger. Until it does eventually kill you.
We are at the cemetery again, and it’s a little gross.
Torche - Keep Up by VolcomEnt
‘Gallup, NM’ by The Shouting Matches
@blobtower can do no wrong…
Junot Diaz on Men Who Write About Women
- The Atlantic: It sounds like you're saying that literary "talent" doesn't inoculate a writer—especially a male writer—from making gross, false misjudgments about gender. You'd think being a great writer would give you empathy and the ability to understand people who are unlike you—whether we're talking about gender or another category. But that doesn't seem to be the case.
- Junot Diaz: I think that unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations. Without fail. The only way not to do them is to admit to yourself [that] you're fucked up, admit to yourself that you're not good at this shit, and to be conscious in the way that you create these characters. It's so funny what people call inspiration. I have so many young writers who're like, "Well I was inspired. This was my story." And I'm like, "OK. Sir, your inspiration for your stories is like every other male's inspiration for their stories: that the female is only in there to provide sexual service." There comes a time when this mythical inspiration is exposed for doing exactly what it's truthfully doing: to underscore and reinforce cultural structures, or I'd say, cultural asymmetry.
We all are waiting… =’(
i keep waiting for them to announce dan’s return, it’s been a year
Between the spaces [SONOIO rework] by howtodestroyangels
‘Blood On The Cobblestones’ by Ghostface Killah is my new jam.
Listen Up - “Beta” Side B
Harry & I talk about Skrillex, exercise, and gray hair…
Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama bin Laden revenge-porn flick Zero Dark Thirty was the biggest publicity coup for the CIA this century outside of the actual killing of Osama bin Laden. But the extent to which the CIA shaped the film has remained unclear. Now, a memo obtained by Gawker shows that the CIA actively, and apparently successfully, pressured Mark Boal to remove scenes that made them look bad from the Zero Dark Thirty script.
Well knock me over with a feather.