cairn.infoThe paradox here, especially when considered within the confines of modern discourse, is that these are people living “real” lives in “real” places fifty weeks out of the year with feelings of loss of self, and find it during the two weeks where almost every experience they have is pre-determined by a commercial interest.
cairn.infoIt is interesting, for example, that in modernist discourse—within the social science disciplines as well as in popular culture—our urban areas, such as New York and Los Angeles, are considered as part of human reality, when Disneyland or Universal Studios grounds are considered as “fantasy” lands. A closer look at the construction of these two types of spaces, however, simply discloses that, in fact, both are humanly constructed, despite the fact that in one case there is greater control of a singular organizational authority (e.g., Disney), and in the other the authority is somewhat more diffuse, having to legitimize itself through dominant political processes (e.g., Los Angeles).
pitchfork.comPlacebo, a UK band once known as the “glam-rock Nirvana,” threatened a lawsuit in 2012, claiming that the group ruined his life. The sad-faced man in a flying helmet on the cover of a different 1996 album, Matchbox 20’s Yourself or Someone Like You, reportedly sued in 2005, citing emotional distress.
amazon.comLi disliked trying to change others. Since college, he’d derived inspiration from a passage in The Book of Disquiet on how people who are concerned about evil and injustice in the world should begin the campaign against those things at their nearest source—themselves—in a task that would take a lifetime.
thecreativeindependent.comYou’ll be affecting people who you wouldn’t expect, not just the people who have the same cross-interacting identities that I do. I didn’t think I’d be affecting the people who were giving me wedgies when I was younger.
thecreativeindependent.com If you’re a young person moving to New York from Alabama and you do this very weird, niche thing, you should be able to move here and focus on that. And with the way the area’s working right now, you can’t do that. And it’s not fair.