The Chicago Tribune
“The nature of the Russian regime did not change when Peter the Great made his subjects shave their beards and moved the seat of government from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Nor did it change when Lenin moved it back to Moscow. Nor has it changed since; it still ‘wants everything to tremble before it.’”
10.23.14-12.13.14 Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris, review written by Mary Rinebold
“Good and lovely buildings gladden the heart; their aesthetic pleasures make people feel substantively better. More than that, they provide a healthy sense of perspective. By connecting us subtly to the past, they somehow lighten the load of the present.”
“Netflix is doubling down on its international bet, preparing to enter markets like Australia and New Zealand next March, and snapping up the global rights for original film and television programs. But perhaps its biggest content wager is ‘Marco Polo,’ its series about the 13th-century traveler’s adventures in the court of Kublai Khan.”
“We have a duty surely as a society to make sure that no child is denied access to literacy and literature because of social and financial deprivation. Every one of them has a right to be literate.”
Well, SOMEONE did: Fury, Annie, Mr. Turner, Still Alice and To Write Love on Her Arms are all now available via (illegal) download.
“If you want to get paid as a writer, finding your own voice can be a distraction — even a hindrance. The bulk of writing opportunities that will actually provide you with a living wage are work-for-hire. … And when you’re doing work-for-hire, no one cares about your voice.”