Every morning, I have woken up knowing that I will never run out of books to...– Kenzaburo Oe (birthday today)
If you can’t write like New York, you have no business living in New York and...– James M. Cain (via theparisreview)
Maybe we become New Yorkers the day we realize that New York will go on without...– Colson Whitehead, The Colossus of New York (via villagevoice)
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mollylambert: if you can talk about any of these 5 things you’ll be fine - Harry Nilsson - Neil Young’s “On The Beach” - Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye - Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” - the films of Paul Verhoeven and don’t tell them you heard it from me/on the internet I’m up for president of the board this year. HA
The premise of moral art is that life is better than death; art hunts for...– John Gardner VIA theparisreview
Thinking for yourself means finding yourself, finding your own reality. Here’s...– Solitude and Leadership, a speech delivered to West Point Military Academy by William Deresiewicz, The American Scholar VIA animinimalism
Nabokov Theory on Polyommatus Blue Butterflies Is... →
chelseathinks: Can I just say that I LOVE the fact that Nabokov was a lepidopterist?
The Tribeca Trib - Developers Closing in on... →
It has been nearly 30 years since the owners of 195 Broadway have allowed everyday folks to walk among the grove of imposing, burnished marble columns inside their Lower Manhattan building’s landmark lobby. Built in 1916 as the headquarters of AT&T, the 29-story building’s yawning, gilded ground floor space was once a hive of commercial and retail activity, with several small vendors...
Mike Bloomberg Will Save Us from Ourselves If Only... →
Mike Bloomberg has become important because he represents a great American dream, not the one about owning a home or becoming more successful than your father but the one beneath all of those, the foundational American dream — the dream of freedom from politics. Bloomberg is the ultimate independent, the calm modern technocrat rooted in metrics and cleansed of ideology, come to drain the swamps of...
animinimalism: Sonic Youth / The Black Keys (Full Episode) | Austin City Limits | PBS Video note to self: watch this later
… avoid the danger of always being available online but being “‘less present to...– Pope Benedict from Pope Weighs In on Social Networks (via drewvigal) Pope needs a tumblr