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Oxford University students on why we need feminism

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Human Nature by CasstronautMeder

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Between abortion and Scientology on the show this week, I wanted to offer you all something light for weekend reading. I tried. This New York Magazine profile of Bret Easton Ellis — “Bret Easton Ellis’s Real Art Form Is the Tweet” — by Vanessa Grigoriadis is mesmerizing. It maybe sort of light, but in a really dark way. Plus, Grigoriadis is so good — I would read her day planner if people under 60 still used day planners — I couldn’t not recommend it. Plus, it includes the phrase “loose-leaf-tea blogger.”

Twitter mixes literature (of an admittedly minimal sort) with performance, and it’s perfect for Ellis, who has always been, when you think about it, more of a conceptual artist than an author. The work isn’t beside the point, but it isn’t the whole point. In this new métier, each part of his persona is on view: satirist, nihilist, glamour guy, exhibitionist, knee-jerk contrarian, self-pitying cokehead, and a few other things, all of which make some laugh with glee and others avert their eyes in boredom, and even more glance back in spite of their revulsion, wondering, as one of his followers did the other day: “Is Bret Easton Ellis dead inside?” Indeed, on Twitter, just as it was with Less Than Zero almost 30 years ago, that’s still the question. It may or may not be a question he asks himself—that, too, is part of the show. Ellis has worked hard to make himself a pop-cultural monster—“monster” has been one of his nicknames—then denies that he’s anything but a middle-aged homebody.

Related and if you somehow missed it: “Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie.”

Atelier Stella. Something went a little wrong with glaze on my new lady vase? At least it’s not noticeable!!

by David Waters

Good morning, Brooklyn.


“He screams, and there’s nothing. No one rescues him. He gets held very tightly by someone he loves, and I think that’s what Ishiguro is trying to say: We have very short time here, and love as much as you can, and love as many people as you can. Hold on to the people who mean something. I think that’s a microcosm of what he’s talking about. It’s very simplistic. People say it’s much deeper or richer than that, but if you wanted to sum it up, you could probably sum it up in that way.”  - Andrew Garfield

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Perevo Schikov


Despite looking like normal oil paintings Shintaro Ohata’s work is actually a combination of 2D and 3D artworks.