Tender yield! The coasts, the markets glowed with light, with unrefined gold; we opened two halves of a miracle, congealed acid trickled from the hemispheres of a star, the most intense liqueur of nature, unique, vivid, concentrated, born of the cool, fresh lemon, of its fragrant house, its acid, secret symmetry. —Pablo Neruda
“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” —Pablo Neruda
The Rise of the Tweet, aka the scrolling suicide...
by: n+1 Mag It’s possible to have a clear attitude toward Twitter if you’re not on it. Few things could appear much worse, to the lurker, glimpser, or guesser, than this scrolling suicide note of Western civilization. Never more than 140 characters at a time? Looks like the human attention span crumbling like a Roman aqueduct. The endless favoriting and retweeting of other people’s tweets?...
“Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end. And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you...
REALLY TIRED OF THIS WORD
I’m really trying to get the phrase “intellectualize” out of my vocabulary. To me, it seems like a very lazy approach to understanding complex problems. To “intellectualize,” colloquially, means to insert intellectual, epistemological or philosophical relevance to a term, a piece of art, an object, that may or may not be intrinsic to the object itself, and to do so in...
Argentina's Gender Identity Law Takes Effect →
America, take note. “BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Transsexuals lined up Monday to be the first to take advantage of Argentina’s groundbreaking gender-identity law, which enables people to change their names and sexes on official documents without first getting approval from a judge or doctor … Many other countries, including the United States, require people to pass...
For those who think I rant about the patriarchy and misogyny too much From: Julia Maddera, Georgetown University ‘13. To the first man, who I met by the Eiffel Tower my second week in Paris, when I didn’t know better. Who took me out four times, who waved little red flags that I tried to ignore. Like asking me outright if I was a virgin on the first date, like calling me five...
“Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” —Elie Wiesel
“A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.” —Albert Camus