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READ: “Art should never be Interesting. Wikipedia is Interesting. Nightmares are Interesting. But to feign Interest in other people’s art is just smug. Don’t be so fond and fatherly about it.” | Tess Lynch’s The Unbloggable. | Men explain things to me: Rebecca Solnit’s classic 2008 critique of male arrogance. | ” I have a secret tumblr that matters more to me than this one.” | Rachel Hills’ new personal essay blog. (Sometimes to change what you write you have to change where you write it.) | Related? | Nora’s Secret | “All other life takes second place, and ART, well, that doesn’t even get a look-in.” Jessica Akerman. | A dancer’s demons. | I was Jeff Koons’s studio serf. |”A movie is like answering a question.” The Rumpus interview with Francis Ford Coppola. | Jodie Foster blasts Kristen Stewart–Robert Pattinson break-up spectacle. | How to be a contemporary writer.
LOOK: A glimpse into the lives of real nurses and their important work in this moving 2 minute cinema ad by Neil and Jason for the Australian Nurses’ Federation. | Best trailer ever?! Homeland Season 2. | Beautiful house tour by Brian Ferry. | Peckham peace wall. | Top 25 romance films. | Frida Kahlo nail decals.
THINK: On the word “entitlement.” It “doesn’t put all its cards on the table. Like a lot of effective political language, it enables you to slip from one idea to another without ever letting on that you’ve changed the subject.” | Emotionally enhanced vividness. | Why does “craft” now mean the act of “making something cuter”? | The internet IS real life.
LINKNESS: My wrap up of the week’s top strategy + creativity + marketing reads on Nextness.