Author (Ian Buruma) reading at 192 Books, Chelsea
Relying on the R train this morning was a mistake. Because, regardless of what this sign says, the R was not running.The E > the R.
I converted this to black and white as an homage to Garry Winogrand.
White Horse Tavern special - 16oz Can of Pabst & a shot of Horse Liquor $5
Vikings Message Board has been shut down permanently. It will not return. There are two primary reasons.
1. The Vikings cowardly decision to reinstate a child abuser and think that an apology will make this blow over. We will not stand for this arrogance and we will no longer be the home of any support of the Vikings. We stand for those who cannot defend themselves.
2. We will not give a voice to those who think child abuse is “cultural” or worse, openly advocate child abuse as a reasonable method of punishment. This ends here. Yes, a few board members have ruined it for everyone. Congratulations, assholes.
edit: we have replaced the word “thugs” with “those” to avoid any potential racial connotation. it wasn’t intended and appears to be distracting from the real message that child abuse is never okay.
Minnesota Vikings message board is shut down.
U2, covering Robert Knight’s Everlasting Love
Mary Lou Lord w/Elliott Smith, covering Elizabeth Cotten’s Shake Sugaree
Everything I’ve got
Is down in pawn
This description suggests more in the way of structured plot than [Kenneth Lonergan’s] “This is Our Youth” possesses. What drives and shapes the play is the energy of its characters’ feeling — and psyching — one another out. They’re groping to connect, but also always wary of the dangers of bona fide human contact.
It’s not just the dope that keeps them at a remove from reality. They’ve all grown up in fractured, intellectually steeped New York households, and they’re wary of sounding like clichés. There is deliberate, wary artifice in how they talk. But their messy emotional metabolisms keep undermining them. Each cast member keeps these conflicting elements in skillful, ambivalent balance.
Mr. Culkin, who played Warren in London 11 years ago, here becomes a funny and appropriately irritating alpha narcissist, whose will to rule borders on psychopathic. You can imagine every move Dennis makes being reflected in the hall of mirrors of his mind.
Ms. Gevinson nails exactly the aggressive defensiveness of a girl who sees boys as both the enemy and salvation.
Mr. Cera, best known for his film and television work (“Juno,” “Arrested Development”), achieves something remarkable here: the sense of an amorphous being assuming and losing shape in the course of roughly 12 hours. All lanky limbs in search of a stance, his Warren reminds you of the adolescent agony of not quite knowing who you are while being smart enough to know that you don’t know.
Negativland, covering U2’s I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For