The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose. It will...– St. Augustine (via allfortheladies)
Watch Tom Waits Join The Rolling Stones for... →
scoutmd: Here’s the weirdest (yet coolest) thing I’ve seen on the internet today. I especially like the giant Tom Waits on the IMAX-sized screen behind the stage.
Speaking is physically difficult for me. But my feelings are clear: I’m furious....– Gabrielle Giffords Read the rest: “A Senate in the Gun Lobby’s Grip”
Baseball gives you a very unique canvas to paint on. It allows for story in a...– RA Dickey, The National Post (via oldtimefamilybaseball)
liquidchroma: “Down by the River” — Frankie Lee Yesssssssssssssssssss. I had a lot of fun at this show. Check out Frankie Lee’s EP, Middle West. It’s a good’r.
People will always tell stories. The publishing industry might vanish, but not...– Aleksandar Hemon
Today I think of characters—actual and literary characters— as being rather...– Richard Ford (Paris Review, “The Art of Fiction No. 147”)
Page-Turner (blog), The New Yorker (April 4, 2011)
CRESSIDA LEYSHON: “Goo Book” is part of a collection you’re writing in which the stories feature the two detectives, Hawthorn and Child, who are investigating Mishazzo. Are you interested in the police procedural or do you want to subvert those expectations?
KEITH RIDGWAY: Well, neither really. Though by choosing to write about policemen and the cases they are working on, and then by not providing the procedural or (usually) a resolution, I do end up subverting, or disappointing, expectations. The two detectives are in all of the stories, though often as minor characters. I was interested in writing about story itself really. About our addiction to narrative. We want to tell ourselves and our days and our lives as stories, and these things are not stories.
magnificentruin: tired of yourself and all of...
Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Live On... →
scoutmd: Mathieu Santos, bassist of Ra Ra Riot, while doing a stint as guest editor at Magnet Magazine, dug up this video clip of Elvis Costello and the Attractions from 1978. Santos says: Everyone knows who Elvis Costello is, and how great and cool he is, and how good his band was. But the question is: Does everyone know just how good? Maybe they do, but it’s good to be reminded every now and...