I write so we don’t have generation of wee lassies growing up in small Scottish...– Val McDermind, as quoted by Nick Andersen. “Writers At Lambda Literary Awards Debate Future of Gay Books.” Speakeasy. (via jamesbrotheridge)
So what happened to the sax? In part, the answer might be that the ’90s...– “Bringing Saxy Back” (via marathonpacks)
The snail gets up and goes to bed with very little fuss.– Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827)
From story to story or novel to novel the shapeless, nameless thing that I try...– The Paris Review let me interview Chris Adrian, a favorite since The Children’s Hospital blew the top of my head off. He reads here tonight at 7—you can ask him whatever questions I missed. (via mcnallyjackson)
Advice for young feminists? Do something else besides feminism. I’m serious. The...– Latoya Peterson (via all y’all / whereisyourline.org)
Televisa says the program is inspired by true stories. Be that as it may, Cueva...– John Hecht. “Mexican Police Drama Called Blatant Pro-Government Propaganda by Critic.” The Hollywood Reporter. (via jamesbrotheridge)
It’s inevitably worse and I always found that...
I’m an eternal optimist and when you’re an optimist you’re always opening yourself up for humiliation and failure because it’s very seldom that things turn out better than you expect. It’s inevitably worse and I always found that funny and relatable. -Paul Feig, in an interview with Metro News.
it's not about who he is, it's about what he did
Indeed, people in the public sphere need to be very mindful of what they say and how they say it. Ms. Lang may not have been directly harmed by the jokes, but every single day non-gender-conforming children and teens are mocked, harassed and bullied by their peers as well as people in positions of authority. When community leaders such as news anchors ridicule someone’s identity that sends a...
Always Politically Incorrect Organizer of Chaos
Well, I always deal with this question. “Are you historian, are you a political organizer, are you a writer?” I don’t think there’s any difference at all. You just write the things you have to write. Then somebody appears and gives you a label of Historian. Okay, historian. Novelist. Okay, novelist. Number One Enemy of the Mexican Government, Okay, I like that. Always...