A couple of weeks ago, I was scheduled to take a trip from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles on JetBlue. Every year, my family goes on a one-week pilgrimage, where we put our work on hold and spend time visiting temples, praying, and spending time with family and friends. To my Jewish friends, I often…
“We have a rich literature. But sometimes it’s a literature too ready to be neutralized, to be incorporated into the ambient noise. This is why we need the writer in opposition, the novelist who writes against power, who writes against the corporation or the state or the whole apparatus of assimilation. We’re all one beat away from becoming elevator music.” —Don DeLillo
This photo was taken by Optickarma, one of our Flickr group users, at the end of the England versus Holland soccer match at the Wembley Stadium on Feb 29. The photo is a long exposure shot of around 80,000 fans emptying the stadium after the match and heading towards the subway station. The mounted police regulate the crowd to prevent overcrowding in the station.
Good lord. We really have inherited the Earth. Now what do we do with it?
3/13/12: White House Press Briefing, in which White House Press Secretary Jay Carney proclaims Guided By Voices to be the greatest rock’n’roll band of the modern era. The Dayton bit starts about 24 seconds in. Love it.