I sure like this guy.
This is how Gus sits when I’m trying to meditate.
Bookish parodies of Kanye > Actual Kanye
But David Foster Wallace predicted a hopeful turn. He could see a new wave of artistic rebels who “might well emerge as some weird bunch of anti-rebels… who dare somehow to back away from ironic watching, who have the childish gall actually to endorse and instantiate single-entendre principles… Who eschew self-consciousness and hip fatigue.” Yet Wallace was tentative and self-conscious in describing these rebels of sincerity. He suspected they would be called out as “backward, quaint, naïve, anachronistic.” He didn’t know if their mission would succeed, but he knew real rebels risked disapproval. As far as he could tell, the next wave of great artists would dare to cut against the prevailing tone of cynicism and irony, risking “sentimentality,” “ovecredulity” and “softness.”
I have way less patience for sarcasm and ridicule than I use to.
It’s National Library Week!
Remember being this excited to check out a book? (Maybe you still are.)
From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.
The theme of this year’s National Library Week is “Lives Change.” How has a library, or librarian, changed your life?
And here’s J Mascis and Nirvana performing “School” at the Rock Hall after-party.
The country has lost billions to tax evasion, but it’s gained thousands of paintings and sculptures.
A documentary shot entirely on 8 mm and 16 mm film follows artist and skateboarder Evan Rossell as he paints abandoned buildings.