Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:
Books: I’m reading a wild, short novel by Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal called Too Loud a Solitude. The mail has started arriving again after last week’s storm, and I suddenly have a fantastic to-read pile: the new printing of Brian Eno’s diary, a Rosie Lee Tompkins catalog from BAMPFA, the second volume of Jason Polan’s Every Person in New York, Dave Hickey’s Perfect Wave, an old book of Frasconi’s woodcuts, and a galley of Vicious Nonsense, a collection of literary put-downs from writers.
The good enough parent. (Feel free to send this to a parent who needs it.)
Eye candy: I highly recommend the documentary Mr. Soul! and Shout Factory’s archive of full-length Soul! episodes. It’s an incredible trove: Nikki Giovanni interviewing James Baldwin, Bill Withers, Al Green, Miriam Makeba and The Delfonics, and more.
I’m not really a cat person (or a dog person, for that matter), but I had a laugh at this philosopher on why cats rule and how Garfield can help you make peace with a culture in decline.
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