One Line Wonder
I think art has a right—not an obligation—to be difficult if it wishes. And, since people generally go on from this to talk about elitism versus democracy, I would add that genuinely difficult art is truly democratic. And that tyranny requires simplification.
Geoffrey Hill, Paris Review
- J. D. Salinger

- J. D. Salinger

Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) by Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid

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Mike Kelley at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary

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Books always had this very powerful effect on me because of some communication, somebody seeming even in a very symbolic or displaced way to understand what I was feeling. And I think that is the miracle of literature, is this private communication between one intelligence and another.
Now is the dramatic moment of fate, Watson, when you hear a step upon the stair which is walking into your life, and you know not whether for good or ill.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles (via liquidnight)
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Lindsey A. Schulz
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Jacob Julius Garfinkle (John Garfield) | March 4, 1913 - May 21, 1952

He came like a meteor, and like a meteor he departed. — Rabbi Louis I Newman

He was horribly neglected, forgotten, pushed aside. It was almost as if Hollywood was so ashamed of what was done to him that they almost made him disappear. — Julie Garfield

He was the poster boy for the Depression babies … He was my idol. I imitated Garfield all the time … Everyone in my neighborhood loved him right away. The rough Italian guys, everyone. — Jack Klugman

When I first came to Hollywood, I believed that motion pictures were the most powerful medium in the world. I wanted my share of the work to be an honest picture of America. Not hopped up things built for the box office. — John Garfield

"Naming names. That was an unpardonable act that John Garfield could not commit. His desire to hold out was just one of the attributes that endeared Garfield to the average guy and gal on the streets … He was a regular fellow; Julius Garfinkle from Rivington Street, and he remained a regular fellow after he went to Hollywood as John Garfield to portray regular fellows in films for the Warner Bros studio. You could say that he attained the American Dream: he was a movie star. And he never changed, really.

“‘You felt that here was one who had not been corrupted by success,’ journalist Archer Winston wrote after Garfield’s death. ‘He was still trying to reach out for the good job, the work or art that might say something to those who listened.’” (He Ran All the Way, Robert Nott)

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The van on the ridge {Redding, California photographer} (by Taylor McCutchan)

samjeet:

The van on the ridge {Redding, California photographer} (by Taylor McCutchan)

‘Branding’ as a general term for the way you present yourself to the world has become a popular usage. It implies that, if people see you for what you really are, that’s a failure on your part,

Mike Kinsley.

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Bikini Kill - Nov. 16, 1991 by Brad Sigal