.@thatkevinsmith has fans like @peterknox & @thegreg73 who needed you in HS seeing #walrusyes #tgitusk on premier night. We’ve been to the last 6 ones (Clerks 2, Miri, Cop Out, Red State, Groovy Movie) in NYC together opening weekend. That’s fandom rewarded. #thankyoukevinsmith #tusk (at Regal Union Square Stadium 14)
@thegreg73 & I have seen the last 6 @thatkevinsmith movies on opening night/weekend in NYC together. #walrusyes #tusk is no exception. (at Hoboken PATH)
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Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Roxanne Gay is an excellent smart intelligent writer of a first rate and a perfect example of someone who thinks a great deal about certain things and is able to present and defend strong opinions on them.
I was fond of reading her essays on The Rumpus so I was greatly looking forward to this collection and having much more of that in one place. I was not disappointed in the least. For a smart funny honest take on what most everyone is talking about all of the time and yet not enough, read Bad Feminist.
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Scenes from Day 14 of the US Open 2014 Pro Tennis Tournament
Women’s Singles Final; John McEnroe doubles, Junior Singles Finals
Sept. 7 - Queens, NY
Sunset from my rooftop in Brooklyn
What I Read: Stoner by John Williams
God, what a book. A beautiful, devastating, simple and honest look at an average man trying to make his way through life. All at once it’s about academia, choice, love, regret and the invisible forces that are quietly at play in our lives every day.
William Stoner is one of the most subtle, compelling characters that I’ve ever read and even though there are no dramatic fireworks in this book, it left me breathless and near tears by the end.
You know that odd mixture of melancholy and beauty that you get sometimes? When you hear “Landslide” while on a red eye flight or you see a lonely old man wearing corduroy pants sitting on a park bench alone in the autumn, that kind of thing that tears at your heart but also makes you so glad to be alive at the same time? That’s what this book did to me. It’s a celebration of life in many ways, the life of a man who struggled and suffered but also shared moments of love and minor triumph. He didn’t build the pyramids or cure cancer but he was alive damn it. He was here.
There are no clear narrative arcs or plot devices that neatly wrap up the story. It’s messy and subtly gorgeous and full of pain, but I think that’s how life can be and I like when books make me feel that way.
This is one of the most beautiful, saddest books I’ve ever read and probably one of the best books I’ve read this year.
Agreed. Once you read Stoner you become an evangelist for it and start speaking truths like this to people who can’t get it because they haven’t read it yet.
Fall Sunsets > Summer Sunsets