“Art is a creation for the eye and can only be hinted at with words.” -What Is Painting, John Baldessari on Flickr.
Brooklyn wildlife. on Flickr.
Part of my own affection for Kim Gordon, I realize, is her association with an era when even boys thought it was cool to call themselves feminists. I’m not sure when exactly that changed, but I know that by the time I was aware of experiencing sexism firsthand I’d already gotten the message that to identify myself as a feminist would limit me. I envy and admire the way Gordon—and the pop-cultural heroes she helped shape, like Hanna and Coppola and Courtney Love—seemed unafraid of that word. But I am even more envious and admiring of the way the men in Gordon’s orbit—from the Beastie Boys, who played with Sonic Youth over the years, to Moore to Cobain, who was very close to Gordon—seem to have taken cues from her about how to be good men. — The Top 50 Gifs of Me Dancing At Coachella, Being Like, “Fuck Yes Kim Gordon (And Lizzy Goodman)” (via lindsayzoladz)
My courage fails me and I think I ought to stop working, live in the country and devote myself to gardening. But I am held by a thousand bonds. Nor do I know whether, even by writing scientific books, I could live without the laboratory.
Postcard of advice from Joyelle McSweeney
Paramount Studios’ Map of California Geographical Facsimiles for Filming
Source: Ambrosia Voyeur (flickr)
Interactive map of New York City under Mayor Bloomberg from our new special issue on the Gilded City, out today.
I drew this thing. Look at it.