50. READ. LOOK. THINK.
READ: The Semiautobiographers. “New Narrative and its daughters refuse the old dictate that women be demure and follow the rules, especially the constraints of “good taste” that can act as an obstacle to the kinds of stories women have to tell. In elevating a kind of “bad” writing, these artists shrug off an (implicitly masculine) standard or grammar of narration.” | “Women who bring cultural artifacts into being still, unless they’re unusually uninhibited or plain crazy, have to shake off all their fundamental training and self-preservation impulses in order to produce work that is at all truthful.” | “What even is a body? It’s a fleshy suit that sustains our earthly consciousness.” | Reading this great kids’ book this week: Olive’s Ocean.
LOOK: Scrap work. | Melbourne’s The Thousands has a nice new look. | 21st century warmongering. | The internet of middle-class things. | Gifts for bookish girls. | The goodnight lamp. Made me think of those people who say, quite sweetly and a bit lonely, “Goodnight Twitter.” | A beautiful home. | On advice. | Koalas have fingerprints like humans. | We went to see Michael Haneke’s Amour on the weekend. Afterwards, couples were just hugging and crying in the foyer.
THINK: Why did Facebook censor this photograph? | Oliver Sacks: “I want to say, strongly, hallucinations aren’t evidence of anything, let alone heaven.” | “They used anonymous email accounts with a shared password, composing draft messages to each other that were never actually sent over the Internet — a so-called “dead-drop” technique also used by Osama bin Laden’s couriers to keep correspondence secret.” | Petraeus scandal: are we guilty of double standard? OBVIOUSLY! | Man in coma uses his thoughts to tell doctors, ‘I’m not in pain.’ | Can foods affect colon cancer survival?
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