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I am trying to read about POETRY HERE newyorker!!

I am trying to read about POETRY HERE newyorker!!

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#letsgosomewhere  (at One California Plaza)

Love this photographer! Xoxo

kissd:

#letsgosomewhere (at One California Plaza)

Love this photographer! Xoxo

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The Spikes were ominous, casting shadows, their tips sharp, their edges serrated, but they were also beautiful. They changed the landscape, rendered it unfamiliar, even as they served their first purpose of protection from outsiders. She and Cal ventured onto an unfamiliar planet, into an unidentified galaxy. Or they themselves had shrunk; they were ants walking among blades of grass.

California, by Edan Lepucki

Our first Reblog Book Club III fan art! Gorgeous!

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thegirlwiththeflowerinherhair:

The Spikes were ominous, casting shadows, their tips sharp, their edges serrated, but they were also beautiful. They changed the landscape, rendered it unfamiliar, even as they served their first purpose of protection from outsiders. She and Cal ventured onto an unfamiliar planet, into an unidentified galaxy. Or they themselves had shrunk; they were ants walking among blades of grass.

California, by Edan Lepucki

Our first Reblog Book Club III fan art! Gorgeous!

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Vanessa Veselka on the Lack of Female Road Narratives

clockshopla:

Siddhartha wants liberation, Dante wants Beatrice, Frodo wants to get to Mount Doom—we all want something. Quest is elemental to the human experience. All road narratives are to some extent built on quest. If you’re a woman, though, this fundamental possibility of quest is denied. You can’t go anywhere if you can’t step out onto a road.

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clockshopla:

Clockshop’s MY ATLAS travelogue series this summer starts July 10th and will continue every Thurs. evening for 7 weeks. The series will present writers with travelogues in conjunction with a film, and a collaboration between Clockshop’s Julia Meltzer, filmmaker Courtney Stephens, and…

Article I wrote on this amazing travelogue series in LA this summer at Clockshop about the solo female traveler narrative.

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lareviewofbooks:

"Kate Zambreno and Roxane Gay have both written critically about the cultural imperative for female characters to be likable. The above reactions of irritation articulate a specific form of dislike, and dismissal — one that’s particularly gendered (and coupled with violence). Interestingly, they also mirror some critical reactions to that other popular narrative of/around the (white) girl,Girls, whose protagonist has similarly been called “irritating,”“annoying,”“self-absorbed,”“narcissistic.” In light of its republication and the likelihood of Green Girl reaching a still broader audience, I want to revisit these reactions to the book — which are really reactions to Ruth — with the goal not of fending off these judgments but of taking them seriously. If Ruth is irritating, why is she irritating, and — so?”
Megan Milks on Green Girl

lareviewofbooks:

"Kate Zambreno and Roxane Gay have both written critically about the cultural imperative for female characters to be likable. The above reactions of irritation articulate a specific form of dislike, and dismissal — one that’s particularly gendered (and coupled with violence). Interestingly, they also mirror some critical reactions to that other popular narrative of/around the (white) girl,Girls, whose protagonist has similarly been called “irritating,”“annoying,”“self-absorbed,”“narcissistic.” In light of its republication and the likelihood of Green Girl reaching a still broader audience, I want to revisit these reactions to the book — which are really reactions to Ruth — with the goal not of fending off these judgments but of taking them seriously. If Ruth is irritating, why is she irritating, and — so?”

Megan Milks on Green Girl

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theparisreview:

Geoff Dyer on the “oh shit” moment in writing.

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Utopia: The best show from across the pond Americans will never see

Author of Gone Girl Gillian Flynn is writing the remake of the British TV series Utopia, by playwright Dennis Kelly. Flynn will be working with director David Fincher on the project for HBO. 

I saw episodes of Utopia on a plane to England last year, and it was mind-boggling how unique and arresting the show was. Unfortunately, you can’t order it on DVD from America, unless you have one of those players that’s PAL-compatible or whatever. I know because I ordered it on Amazon, and sadly can’t play the DVD and watch the rest of the season. Sad clown. 

I tried to listen to Gone Girl on audio and couldn’t get into the voice of the author, or for that matter, the characters. Mary Gaitskill has more to say about this in Bookforum that’s worth a read. Generally, its ok to not like a piece of pop culture that’s in popular demand, more so now than it ever was before. 

That Flynn is going to try and write the remake is absurd, if you’ve ever seen the original version of the show. ABSURD. It looks like Kelly is also working on the American version as an executive producer, according to Entertainment Weekly, so who knows what they’ll come up with. I have my doubts its going to come anywhere near the original version. WHY does America have to do a remake of this awesome show? Why not just air the original version?? If its not broke, don’t fix it; a perturbed sentiment leaves me no other choice but to resort to cliches. 

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