8 min read · From 2019 · Practising the Greek virtues of wisdom and courage is one thing. But being cheerful the American way borders on psychosis · Shared by 59, including Jane, Rick Powell, Shanna Peeples she/her 🏳️🌈
So I guess the users of Letterboxd are more interesting than I usually assume. But the consensus around Parasite worries. Even without seeing it, I thought, it can't be that good, not if everyone loves it. And it's not. Not even close.
7 min read · From 2020 · Cultural norms, complex religious influences and friendly police officers make losing something no big deal. But does this tell the whole story about Japan’s relationship with honesty? · Shared by 68, including Rick Powell, Ben Lorica 罗瑞卡, Ouriel @ZenGo, Paddy Zab, Devon ☀️
10 min read · From 2020 · A writer who’s afraid to tell people what they don’t want to hear has chosen the wrong trade. · Shared by 355, including Jeffrey Flier, Ceferino Díaz, Nir Eyal, Jason Stanley, Stowe Boyd, Paul Graham, Rick Powell, Mathew Ingram, Hiroko Tabuchi, Daniel Gilbert, Lelio Simi, Justin Tiehen, LoriBeth, Sam Harris
6 min read · From 2020 · A first-time nominee for “Pain and Glory,” the actor talks frankly about how his recent heart attack rescued him from a career that was going in circles. · Shared by 10, including Rick Powell
3 min read · From 2018 · It's good to recognize your flaws, but it's also good to recognize your skills. If there's one thing I know I'm good at, it's making kickass quesadillas. Not authentic, not fancy, not gourmet; just… · Shared by 8, including Rick Powell
~18 min read · From 2020 · We need to shake things up in the creative writing classroom. We need to remember that writing is a messy, fractured, intensely personal pursuit that must not be neutered by the institutional needs of… · Shared by 6, including Rick Powell
~18 min read · From 2020 · Israel has only ever offered Palestinians two things over the past century — submission or devastation — and the Americans have always backed them. · Shared by 5, including Rick Powell