If you announce on Facebook that you are “expecting a little one in December” I will assume that you mean that one of Santa’s elves is coming to spend the holiday season with you. Just say that you’re pregnant. Or don’t. Because - as my mom said after I told her about my high school classmate’s announcement, - “Of all the people you went to school with...
The Shining - Zooms (by Ian Kammer)
The more art purports to represent our reality, the more we end up scrutinizing it, pinning all our hopes on it, and feeling contemptuous when there are cracks in the mirror it holds in front of our faces. The protagonist in Girls is our uncanny valley—a lifelike representation of us that is still, unnervingly, off. It’s easier to love a magical world like True Blood or a cartoon like 2...
Certainly there’s something to be said for the wunderkinds among us and anyone else who takes a relatively straight shot to success with limited fucking around. The hard work/good luck equation is simple and elegant and I think we all need to believe in it, but understand that it’s okay for our creative (or any other type of) self-discovery to be messier than that. Mine has felt like lots of...