“Surely there's nothing so dangerous as an aphorism concrete enough to catch its own reflection.”
“We write to make it possible for the unwritten world to express itself through us.”
What if plants are smarter than we think — a lot smarter?
“I am not much of a morning person,” Jeremy Prynne warned us, as we made arrangements for this interview. “My natural habitat seems to be the hours of darkness, ad libitum. So I’ll be pretty useless…
«My natural habitat seems to be the hours of darkness, ad libitum. So I’ll be pretty useless until about ten thirty or eleven a.m. at best: but at the other end of the day I never tire.”»
Ivan Brunetti on Lynda Barry, and all the things that can happen in the space of four panels.
Before this September, I hadn’t heard from Yara in months. They’re an Iranian journalist who has reported for the country’s most prominent newspapers and publications. We first met in New York in 2018…
“Is it possible to both appreciate Undine’s talent for survival while also refusing to mistake it for freedom?”
“I’ve been collecting these theories of why writers write because so many writers have written about it.”
Jenny Odell on an encounter with Emerson’s ‘Essays .’
Shared by 191, including kees, Nils Hitze, Colin Wright
In 1910, a mouse named Ignatz first beaned Krazy Kat with a brick. The plot of this comic strip, centered on a “heppy go lucky kat,” is simple. Krazy Kat loves Ignatz Mouse. Officer Pup loves Krazy…
“When I think of this picture in Assisi, to which I was drawn almost every afternoon during those strange weeks, my impulse is to lie down as if I, too, had been left for dead.”
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