Everything and More; Eagles pump-up promo.
You don’t have to be a fan to enjoy it, but it helps.

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That’s just the scaffolding, though, on which the real charm of Empire Records is hung: For those who loved the movie, its indie versus corporate plot was always secondary. It was the movie’s depiction of misfit teens — and the interactions between them, all of which seemed so pregnant with exceptional meaning — that resonated. These characters — a good girl, a slutty girl, a gothy girl, an artist boy, an adorable weirdo, a beatnik, a too-cool rocker, a hippy stoner, a wannabe — with whom nearly any high schooler could identify or toward whom they could direct their desire. It was, as one crew member pointed out, Breakfast Club at the record store — but even weirder.

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Originally Posted By davepress

davepress:

David Mitchell on His New Book The Bone Clocks — Vulture:

You could call Mitchell a global writer, I suppose, but that does not quite capture what he is doing. It is closer to say that he is a pangaeic writer, a supercontinental writer. What is for geologists a physical fact—that the world is everywhere interconnected, bound together in a cycle of faulting and folding, rifting and drifting, erosion and uplift—is, for Mitchell, a metaphysical conviction. Immensity alone, he knows, is psychologically and morally risky; it makes our own lives so comparatively insignificant that it can produce fatalism, or depression, or unimpeded self-interest. To counter that, his fiction tries again and again to square the scale of the world with the human scale, down to its smallest and inmost components. The human conscience matters because it leads to action—a captain holds his fire, a free man saves a slave—and human action matters because, if everything is interconnected, everything we do tugs on the web of space and time.

I’m fascinated by this guy. On another note, I wonder why I’m fascinated by writers with the name David. My first (and only) answer is wishful thinking, to somehow be like them, and that’s no good.   

davepress:

David Mitchell on His New Book The Bone Clocks — Vulture:

You could call Mitchell a global writer, I suppose, but that does not quite capture what he is doing. It is closer to say that he is a pangaeic writer, a supercontinental writer. What is for geologists a physical fact—that the world is everywhere interconnected, bound together in a cycle of faulting and folding, rifting and drifting, erosion and uplift—is, for Mitchell, a metaphysical conviction. Immensity alone, he knows, is psychologically and morally risky; it makes our own lives so comparatively insignificant that it can produce fatalism, or depression, or unimpeded self-interest. To counter that, his fiction tries again and again to square the scale of the world with the human scale, down to its smallest and inmost components. The human conscience matters because it leads to action—a captain holds his fire, a free man saves a slave—and human action matters because, if everything is interconnected, everything we do tugs on the web of space and time.

I’m fascinated by this guy. On another note, I wonder why I’m fascinated by writers with the name David. My first (and only) answer is wishful thinking, to somehow be like them, and that’s no good.   

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Originally Posted By newyorker

Staten Island’s Pill Problem

newyorker:

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New York City is the heroin capital of the country, and the epidemic has hit its most tranquil borough the hardest. Ian Frazier investigates.

Illustration by Chad Hagen.

Basically I spent my trip home from DC reading a lot of the New Yorker on the train. I never heard of naloxone - but it’s saving a lot of lives of overdose victims.

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It doesn’t much matter what line of argument you take as a woman. If you venture into traditional male territory, the abuse comes anyway. It’s not what you say that prompts it—it’s the fact that you are saying it.

Mary Beard, speaking at the British Museum in February. Rebecca Mead profiles the Cambridge academic and “troll slayer” in this week’s issue. (via newyorker)

Just read this on my way in this morning. Mary Beard is doing good work.

(Source: newyorker.com, via lorim)

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Originally Posted By popculturebrain
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Originally Posted By hugostiglitz

laughterkey:

hugostiglitz:

"I’m going to kill you, Father. I’m going to kill you ‘cause you’ve done nothing wrong. I’m going to kill you because you’re innocent."

Calvary (2014) dir. John Michael McDonagh

A) I loved this movie. B) I straight up did not recognize Domhnall Gleeson in it.

This movie was nuts. I enjoyed it.

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Today I saw a Tesla car with DC plates that read END OIL. I guess I win DC Bingo, yes?

Today I saw a Tesla car with DC plates that read END OIL. I guess I win DC Bingo, yes?

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Selfie with Shakespeare. Buddies with the Bard.  (at Folger Shakespeare Library)

Selfie with Shakespeare. Buddies with the Bard. (at Folger Shakespeare Library)

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Made it to DC! Here until Monday afternoon. (seeing the NY Red Bulls game at RFK on Sunday) Be in touch to hang out! (at Union Station, Washington D.C.)

Made it to DC! Here until Monday afternoon. (seeing the NY Red Bulls game at RFK on Sunday) Be in touch to hang out! (at Union Station, Washington D.C.)

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Books are often far more than just books.

Roxanne Gay in Bad Feminist
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I love the way Footnotes display on a Kindle PaperWhite (perhaps other Kindles as well) where they pop up in a box instead of turned pages.

I love the way Footnotes display on a Kindle PaperWhite (perhaps other Kindles as well) where they pop up in a box instead of turned pages.

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#NYC saying don’t you forget about me this Labor Day weekend when you go away.

#NYC saying don’t you forget about me this Labor Day weekend when you go away.

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This UWS rooftop view (75 & Bway) is amazing & clearly the nicest NYC apt I’ve been in. #congratsfernandwill (at The Laureate)

This UWS rooftop view (75 & Bway) is amazing & clearly the nicest NYC apt I’ve been in. #congratsfernandwill (at The Laureate)

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Originally Posted By velocipedestrienne
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