Ruin Porn →
Interesting article about the increasing popularity of ‘ruin porn’ (think run down churches, abandonded classrooms, crumbling theaters), focus is on Detroit.
The Long Exposure of Francesca Woodman →
Woodman was largely unknown during her lifetime. Her work was first introduced to the public at a Wellesley College exhibition that opened in 1986, five years after her suicide. At the time, much significance was attached to its apparently autobiographical qualities, which continue to intrigue audiences today. Her death does not simply cast a shadow on the images, but suffuses them with a...
Deleted the “Reapply for FAFSA” email today. I am done.
“Armed with only…” is always terrible
20 Untranslatable Words from Around the World →
erickie: youmightfindyourself: 1. Toska Russian – Vladmir Nabokov describes it best: “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental...
reading manuscripts that fall under the category ‘women’s fiction’ (appropriately nicknamed ‘chick lit’) makes me wanna kill myself.
Bed 18 →
I had flown to Afghanistan to write about women who attempt suicide by setting themselves on fire. Despite the 2001 ouster of the Taliban regime, women still have few opportunities for education and a career. They rarely have input in choosing a husband and little if any say in the mundane decision making of everyday life. The husband and his family dominate. Men rule, women obey. And for some...
The Lawrence/Julie&Julia Project →
So the basic premise of Julie and Julia is that some girl who can’t cook, learns to cook all of Julia Child’s recipes in a year, she blogged and they made a movie. This dude (an undergrad at Northwestern) watches the film Julie & Julia everyday for a year. Today is day 44.