A Year in Reading: Sheila Heti →
Sheila Heti: It’s a weird and tremulous thing to look at a list of the books you loved in a year — you see the inside of your mind and heart: what you were coping with in January, what mattered most in February and March, what you hope to be thinking about next year. It was just too much.
A Better Quality of Agony: Teju Cole on Sonali... →
“Writing is a much better quality of agony than trying to forget.”
Mario Vargas Llosa x Neil Gaiman →
Lamentar a espetacularização da cultura ou celebrar o fato de ela estar disponível para cada vez mais gente? por Alexandre Matias
Enquanto percorria túneis e túneis de livros na penumbra, não pude evitar que...– Carlos Ruiz Zafón, A Sombra do Vento
Times Haiku →
more: About Times Haiku
The Battle We Didn't Choose →
Creating the All-Terrain Human →
Christopher Solomon: […] More than once during my visit, Jornet compared the mountains to a lover. To really know a deep love, you have to give yourself completely to another, he told me, which means making yourself vulnerable. As he wrote on his blog after Brosse’s death, “The mountain takes many things away from us, but it also gives us everything we need to breathe.” A few months later...
When it happens,” he asks me, “what will get you through?” “Friends who love...– Emma Forrest, Your Voice in My Head
Seriousness: The Unhappy Burden of Bias →
Irene Shih: […] Check forgers achieve optimal forgeries by taking someone else’s signature, turning it upside-down, and copying it as just a series of impartial loops and lines. This method eliminates the unhappy burden and bias of one’s own handwriting. Every moment in life, turned on its head, has an impartial – and typically funny – side to it. And so, the more we turn things...
‘Take a large bowl,’ I said. ‘Fill it with equal measures of fact, fantasy,...– Barry Hughart, Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was