I am trying to be a bit more selective and thoughtful about the glut of web content and articles that I used to inhale. So I’m going to try to keep up a list of selected, particularly interesting online reading that I’m doing, complete with some commentary and thought that it inspired in me. This week: No Secrets: Julian Assange’s mission for total transparency (The New Yorker) A great article that gives an interesting, human sense of WikiLeaks and the man who essentially ran it. Quelle character, as they say, but what I liked about the piece was how it
Overheard between two undergrads at the Hungarian Pastry Shop a few months ago. You have to imagine it in that super-serious, playing-at-world-weary voice that only certain coeds in NYC can have: “Why would I want to write a book about real life? The only really juicy thing about my real life are my exes, and I’m so over them, even though they’re semi-famous. And Gogol already stole my title.” “What’s that?” “Dead Souls.” Needless to say, I was chuckling over my laptop when I overheard this. If anyone asks why I like to write fantasy and genre, I will just
Ah, this made me laugh so much. The thing is, the brown bear pretty much gives an accurate rundown of the publishing industry wisdom on the subject. Gurus are found in strange places, friends.
Warpaint, The Fool. Satisfies the art-punk imperative as well as beautiful, spooky, witchy sounds.