From the Hyatt in Tokyo, 2010

READ: “…the greatest writers are more like teenagers than anyone else – they are people who are obsessed with questioning social structures, consumed with the minutiae of their own emotional, psychological and romantic lives, and the state of their soul. Teenagers shouldn’t read “great” literature because it’s good for them, but because it’s like them.” | “I am here overcome by the thought that my letters to you are apt to “burble on” and be “very dull.” This one seems to be going to. I must make it so indiscreet that you’ll have to destroy it at once.” Vanessa Bell’s letters on This Recording. | I may lack confidence in some respects but like Morrissey, I believe if a plane “crashed at 38,000ft, within 10 minutes I’d be walking [safely] on the ground. And if there were eight survivors and one had to be eaten, it wouldn’t be me.” I enjoyed therefore this account of the woman who fell to earth. | “As far as actually doing it in movies or television, I guess I could have done my research or something, but there wasn’t even Internet at that point…I thought the kids in Stand by Me, were, like, born into it. I don’t think I even knew that there were auditions!” James Franco on acting.

LOOK: Lens Flare, a photograph by Josefine Lyche. | A peek inside the beautifully-decorated cells of Alcatraz. | Vegetarian shepherd’s pie.

THINK: Women and children first: “For decades the science of child-rearing was guided by patriarchal ideas, but now the cradle rocks to an older rhythm.” | On Anxiety.

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