Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Starving artist as an aesthetic and all round excuse for being an asshole

There was a time when artists and writers flocked to inexpensive cities to allow themselves the trials of making art over the trials of making a living. In North America today, the main site of literary activity or literary business – which more and more amount to the same thing – is Brooklyn. Yet it’s probably one of the toughest places for a writer to live cheaply and noodle about, wearing rags. What happens when artists gravitate to places where they can make art only with great financial effort; where writers have to be journalists, adjunct professors, or work in cafés to pay the rent, leaving little time to write their novel, while learning every few months that one of their herd has secured a six-figure advance for their first book? What do their relationships and values look like, and how do their love stories unfold? This is the world of Adelle Waldman’s first book.
 
Starving artist as an aesthetic and all round excuse for being an asshole



Saturday, June 21, 2014

Class war

"Thailand’s political crisis is a sorry tale of bad losers... their responsibility, and their disgrace, are very great."
 Thailand’s political crisis

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Red


Wednesday, May 14, 2014