"We all love a sad song. Everybody has experienced the defeat of their lives. Nobody has a life that worked out the way they wanted it to.We all begin as the hero of our own dramas in centre stage and inevitably life moves us out of centre stage, defeats the hero, overturns the plot and the strategy and we’re left on the sidelines wondering why we no longer have a part - or want a part - in the whole damn thing. Everybody’s experienced this, and when it’s presented to us sweetly, the feeling moves from heart to heart and we feel less isolated and we feel part of the great human chain which is really involved with the recognition of defeat."

Leonard Cohen  on the success of Hallelujah

interviewed by Mark Ellen in The Times -September 19

via @dbelbin

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ROBIN WILLIAMS 1951-2014
His wit was a laser sparking off a sky full of fireworks.  In comparison, mine is the lump of coal buried in an abandoned mine, so I will leave it at this-I am sad that he is gone and that metal illness is such a cruel and stealthy devastator of happiness.

ROBIN WILLIAMS 1951-2014

His wit was a laser sparking off a sky full of fireworks.  In comparison, mine is the lump of coal buried in an abandoned mine, so I will leave it at this-I am sad that he is gone and that metal illness is such a cruel and stealthy devastator of happiness.

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This is the best thing I’ve read in weeks. Roxanegay, you are splendid.

roxanegay:

It has rained all day. It is dark outside. I don’t mind. It seems appropriate.

I wrote an essay for The New York Times about the beach. It’s humor. I mention this because I have already received an e-mail, from a stranger, explaining to me why I am wrong about the beach. Thank you.

Here is…

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memegop:

#MemeGOP #UniteBlue #Benghazi #ElizabethWarren
http://ow.ly/wVh90 
She nails it every time she speaks

memegop:

#MemeGOP #UniteBlue #Benghazi #ElizabethWarren

http://ow.ly/wVh90 

She nails it every time she speaks

(via living-in-retro-world)

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 He wants the viewer to see the painting and everything in it all at once, to get it, because there is nothing more to see after that first glance. 
-John Yau, “Julian Schnabel’s Formula for Greatness”

There’s nothing quite like a good scathing review to get the day going.

 He wants the viewer to see the painting and everything in it all at once, to get it, because there is nothing more to see after that first glance. 

-John Yau, “Julian Schnabel’s Formula for Greatness”

There’s nothing quite like a good scathing review to get the day going.

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melisaki:

Brooklyn courtyards
photo by William Gale Gedney, 1955via: Duke University

I had a dream, a dream about you baby.

melisaki:

Brooklyn courtyards

photo by William Gale Gedney, 1955
via: Duke University

I had a dream, a dream about you baby.

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AUTOMAT DAYS
I remember being taken to an automat in New York exactly like this. Perhaps it was this one; in the 70s there were still quite a few around, although they were modern and exotic to me. I was still so young I don’t think I’d even seen a vending machine yet.  I don not remember the food. It was the place that impressed me.
All this to mention that Sean Michaels has a sweet piece  at 49th Shelf on a New York even earlier than this, where the automat is the end of the party, not the main attraction.

AUTOMAT DAYS

I remember being taken to an automat in New York exactly like this. Perhaps it was this one; in the 70s there were still quite a few around, although they were modern and exotic to me. I was still so young I don’t think I’d even seen a vending machine yet.  I don not remember the food. It was the place that impressed me.

All this to mention that Sean Michaels has a sweet piece  at 49th Shelf on a New York even earlier than this, where the automat is the end of the party, not the main attraction.

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fuckyeahcitizenradio:

““If you’re wrong about a war, or several, it should say that under your name on the news, instead of your new book. Because a lot of people don’t have the time, and they just see a very serious man in a very serious suit saying that we’re in danger.”
Listen to the show.

fuckyeahcitizenradio:

If you’re wrong about a war, or several, it should say that under your name on the news, instead of your new book. Because a lot of people don’t have the time, and they just see a very serious man in a very serious suit saying that we’re in danger.

Listen to the show.

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judyxberman:

The Uncomfortable Gender Politics of “My Husband’s Stupid Record Collection”

brittalderfer:

judyxberman:

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