02 9 / 2014


That’s the show

That’s it

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01 9 / 2014


This is how I want to be introduced, always.

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01 9 / 2014


Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

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01 9 / 2014



On Keeping a Notebook by Joan Didion - A great essay about making notes that gets to the very core of the writing process

Write Like a Motherfucker by Cheryl Strayed - Raw, emotional advice on the role of humility and surrender in the often tortured world of the writer

Thoughts on Writing by Elizabeth Gilbert  - On disicpline, hard work, rejection and why it’s never too late to start

Write Till You Drop by Annie Dillard - “Do you think I could be a writer?” “I don’t know… . Do you like sentences?”

Why I Write by George Orwell - On egoism, a love of beauty, the quest for truth and the desire to change the world — Orwell’s ‘four great motive for writing’.

Despite Tough Guys, Life Is Not the Only School for Real Novelists by Kurt Vonnegut - A beautifully argued defence of the role of teaching in developing writers.

That Crafty Feeling by Zadie Smith - A lecture by a great essayist and novelist on the craft of writing.

A Place You All Know Well by Michael Chabon - On the central role of exporation in writing.

The Nature of Fun by David Foster Wallace (excerpt) - DFW on what drives writers to write

Uncanny the Singing That Comes from Certain Husks by Joy Williams - “Who cares if the writer is not whole? Of course the writer is not whole, or even particularly well…”

01 9 / 2014



Kelly Rowland texting Nelly via Microsoft Excel and then getting annoyed when he doesn’t text back.


01 9 / 2014

The one downside of reviewing books for multiple outlets is that I often don’t have time to read all the books I want to read. I’m definitely not complaining about my jobs—if only Little Kerry knew she would one day get paid to read and write! But I took some time over this long weekend (in between moving into a new house and cleaning out the old apartment) to start Roxane Gay’s An Untamed State, which I’ve had checked out from the library for awhile. 

Holy. Moly. It’s so great to read something and immediately understand why everyone loves it so much. If you’ve read anything Roxane Gay writes online then you know she’s a wonderful writer, and her book is no different. She has a way of describing things that makes you feel like you’re RIGHT THERE, and a way of describing people that makes you feel like you know them, like you could see them walking down the street. It’s romantic and thought-provoking and very violent. 

It’s great. Be ye not so stupid as me; read this one immediately. 

01 9 / 2014


I mean, I’m not saying that we can enforce this as law or anything. I also might be wrong about this. But:

Just as a general rule, I feel like we should not look at pictures of the breasts or genitalia of people who would rather we not look at pictures of their breasts…

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31 8 / 2014

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31 8 / 2014


Pretty in Pink (Howard Deutch, 1986)

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30 8 / 2014