Judy Berman

Sep 30 2014
Sep 28 2014
lolbev:

I haven’t been on my personal tumblr much lately but I have to say - I loved this conversation, and not just because Ivan is a dear friend of mine who I’ve been having great conversations with for years now about race, books, online marketing for the books we love, and so much more.
We’re 3 episodes in now at MiP and have some great guests coming up, including a bookstore owner, a roundtable on those publishing certificate programs with 2 POC who went through them, editors, and much more. Subscribe to us on iTunes! 

Some invaluable conversations going on here about minorities in publishing, very relevant to recent discussions about the whiteness of the literary world.

lolbev:

I haven’t been on my personal tumblr much lately but I have to say - I loved this conversation, and not just because Ivan is a dear friend of mine who I’ve been having great conversations with for years now about race, books, online marketing for the books we love, and so much more.

We’re 3 episodes in now at MiP and have some great guests coming up, including a bookstore owner, a roundtable on those publishing certificate programs with 2 POC who went through them, editors, and much more. Subscribe to us on iTunes!

Some invaluable conversations going on here about minorities in publishing, very relevant to recent discussions about the whiteness of the literary world.

(Source: minoritiesinpublishing)

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Sep 26 2014
[High School kids] should stop reading Bukowski, and they should stop listening to people who tell them to read Bukowski.
— Nick Cave (Rolling Stone, August 1994)

(Source: thegreypilgrimofmiddleearth, via likeapairofbottlerockets)

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Sep 23 2014
Art’s best and darkest provocateurs have a certain unexpected vulnerability about them. It comes, I think, from their honesty about the human condition — from the risk inherent in standing up and saying, “Yes, I do think it’s as bad as all that,” even if the statement is hidden in poetry or fantasy or metaphor. Even if it means commercial suicide. There’s an earnestness to doing this, and a subtle indictment of the billions of us laboring under illusions (or trying to forget the reality) of how things are. Smarm is a kind of armor; even snark is a way of using humor to defuse horror. Boundary-busting artists from Jean Genet to Lars von Trier to Catherine Breillat to, most recently, Emma Sulkowicz don’t hide behind either. In their bleakness, they lay themselves bare.
Reviewed Abel Ferrara’s ‘Pasolini’ and, in the process, finally made some progress on understanding my lifelong love for really dark, fucked-up art, especially on film, and the people who make it…

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Sep 14 2014

fuckyeahcourtneylove:

Courtney Love - Drown Soda live in Canberra. August, 2014.
This song hasn’t been performed since 1995.

(via grungebook)

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Sep 04 2014
When something as comfortingly frivolous as painting our nails becomes a reminder that we’re all just one unlucky Tinder right-swipe away from the emergency room, what psychic space do we even have left for fun?

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Aug 27 2014
withrealandfake:

Salome’s Last Dance - 1988
based on Oscar Wilde’s play

withrealandfake:

Salome’s Last Dance - 1988

based on Oscar Wilde’s play

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Aug 20 2014

I learned something about Australian culture today

  • me: your people really are fond of the word "dickhead"
  • why
  • why do they like it so much?
  • Tom: i have thought a lot about this
  • i think that part of it is that it's so much fun to say
  • with a real accent on the first syllable
  • and it's so utilitarian and matter of fact
  • like there are a million more elaborate insults
  • but you're literally saying
  • your head is a penis
  • that's what i think of you
  • you have a dick for a head
  • it's hard to beat that really
  • me: wow

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Aug 15 2014

heartbarf:

A few stills from the DEAD HORSE book trailer, which will be in the internet soon. 

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