“I know you may not care to read this but you are one of my biggest idols and I’ve been following you for a very long time, right now, I am currently going to college and hoping to become the first person in my whole family to get a degree. I am also a swim competitor just like you and I’m hoping to swim in the Olympics just like you someday.”
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
— Ray Bradbury
Zen & The Art of Writing
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
and so many more…
Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent — which attitude certainly has a great deal to support it.
Autobiographical Notes (1952)
Glenn Ligon (b. 1960, Bronx, NY)
Give us a Poem (Palindrome #2), 2007
Gift of the Artist
Tekserve has been in New York City, on 23rd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenue, for nearly thirty years. Today will be its last. This morning, Tekserve began a live auction selling off everything in its store, including the private collection of its co-founder, Dick Demenus. Continue reading
Hygieia is the Greek goddess of health, daughter of Asclepius (god of medicine) and Epione (goddess of soothing of pain). Here, in the first picture, she is shown fending off time and old age. Continue reading
Further evidence that the city is intent on shaking off any sign of personality that could distinguish it from, say, a strip mall in Terre Haute, Indiana: An original Keith Haring mural from the early ’80s, which winds through the stairwells of a rental house in Morningside, is quite likely to be painted over in a bid to entice more monied tenants into the building. Continue reading
The population of NYC is equal to the combined populations of Vermont, Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and West Virginia. Here’s what that looks like on a map. Put another way: 16 US Senators…[read the rest at the link below]