Zelensky's "Servant of The People"

    Lit Reading: Best of 21st Century

    20 Years in, how much have you read - and how well's the end of writing as we know it holding up?

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/21/best-books-of-the-21st-cen...

     

     

    Best evah Halloween costume

    Electronica

     

     

    The Provocations of Camille Paglia

    Terrific profile of the iconoclast Camille Paglia by my friend @EmEsfahaniSmith. Worth a read. https://t.co/tgWqRIdFvD

    SimONE or Mrs. Sartre?

    How come our knowledge of Simone de Beauvoir is so limited? It's not like she wrote only 1 book.

    Cattle call? pas d'tout, Moroccan roll

    Kinda remind me of 60's bands before they learned performance, or late folk era - something very earnest.

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/aug/01/fatou-seidi-ghali-the-worl...

    Petula Clark's Endless Career

    Still remember one holiday to Texas and the beach in '65, where Downtown was everywhere.
    And a summer 1967 at the pool with the somehow stirring "Don't Sleep in the Subway Darling"
    And then Petula Clark's tribute on some Bob Hope special '72 singing Penny Lane/Eleanor Rigby feeling a bit dated

    Tears in the Rain - RIP Rutger

    Realized I'd seen Hauer in 2 movies long ago, Turkish Delight & Spetters from his Dutch movie days.
    But his brilliant presence in Blade Runner remains unforgettable, including the mesmerizing final soliloquy he penned, knowing he needed something special, something more - the replicant with a soul, with vigor, with yearning.
    Somewhat like his take-no-prisoners approach to life - he lived what he felt, pushed the edges - "now you've seen some of my world", he cautioned a shaken journalist he'd just taken on a gonzo 200+ km/h motorcycle ride, "now you can interview me".

    The New York Times does its best to address the big perplexing cultural issues

    When gay Harlem met queer Britain

    Geisha Kim Creative

    Regrets: how Dagblog used to be

    An intellectual sewing circle? Diversity of opinion with interesting respectful perspective? Something to re-aspire to?

     

    http://dagblog.com/personal/questions-regrets-edition-part-ii-820

    GoT Milk? Emilia Clarke means business

    Not just a medieval character anymore, ready to do business - and take us with her on that journey.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZuzudfcsek

    Joy Harjo Named U.S. Poet Laureate

    @ Poets & Writers, June 19

    Today the Library of Congress announced that Joy Harjo will be the next U.S. poet laureate. Harjo, who is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, is the first Native American poet to serve as laureate. She will begin her term on September 19, succeeding poet Tracy K. Smith.

    Cammock: why women aren't artists?

    An alternative path to creativity - with much less room for acknowledgment sans self-primotion.

    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/jun/18/helen-cammock-turne...

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