- Judy Berman at Flavorwire posted these photos by Carrie M. Becker, from her series "Barbie Trashes her Dreamhouse." In it, the cultural icon's abode is stuffed with the debris and minutiae of girlhood and life: dishes, magazines, shoes, nothing in its right place and everything brimming repulsively. How do you fill an iconic space? This is one way.
- Franz Nicolay on the cultural implications and indignations of being an accordion player, at InDigest Magazine. "[...] the association of the instrument with the Welk-style Midwest, white-bread "squareness" is a signifier of an "ethnic "(Poles, Slavs, Scandinavians) which has so melted into the Great Plains pot as to be just another beige lump in a bland stew."
- Our picture appears on this inscrutable Japanese website. Just kidding! It's scrutable. It's an interview with Heidi Van der Lee about Permanent Wave, the feminist collective with whom I and my homies do many projects. Speaking of Permanent Wave - there are Boston, Philly, and Bay Area chapters in the works! Be sure to get involved and hit PW up on Twitter, Tumblr, and (soon to be up-to-date) the website.
- Roxane Gay on the ethics of "Adrien Brody." There has been a great deal about Marie Calloway the girl and MC the writer and MC the "character," and I'm not super interested in that part of the conversation. But this essay is not really about that. "When you write personally and intimately, difficult questions arise. Whose stories do we, as writers, have the right to tell? To what extent do we have the right to write about the people in our lives? What are the limits of good taste? Do we have to consider good taste and ethics when it comes to writing from our lives?"
- I got the gorgeous Want Badly by Tricia Taaca from Dancing Girl Press this week in the mail. These are love poems; as a writer, T. Taaca is a lover. If you need proof read the sample at the page.
Friday, December 30, 2011
[x] in the morning, the end of december
So that the latest post on my page is not a holiday post -- here are some links! It's a motley crew, so get ready for an upsetting ride.