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newyorker:

Parul Sehgal on Muriel Spark’s genius: http://nyr.kr/1n0qlbz

“Spark was fascinated by suffering—and even tried writing a critical study of the Book of Job—but it was an active, robust kind of suffering she liked, whereby hunger whetted one’s wits. Her women are not enamored of their anxiety, their moods and wounds. If they’re poor and powerless, it’s in the way of a junkyard dog, with a restless, scavenging instinct, a loyalty to no one and breathtaking cunning.”

Photograph by Brooke DiDonato.

newyorker:

Parul Sehgal on Muriel Spark’s genius: http://nyr.kr/1n0qlbz

“Spark was fascinated by suffering—and even tried writing a critical study of the Book of Job—but it was an active, robust kind of suffering she liked, whereby hunger whetted one’s wits. Her women are not enamored of their anxiety, their moods and wounds. If they’re poor and powerless, it’s in the way of a junkyard dog, with a restless, scavenging instinct, a loyalty to no one and breathtaking cunning.”

Photograph by Brooke DiDonato.

(Source: newyorker.com)

historicaltimes:

Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

historicaltimes:

Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

(via blackandwhiteandwtf)

newyorker:

This past week, George Saunders won both the Story Prize and the inaugural Folio Prize for his latest collection, “Tenth of December.” Read his short story, “Jon,” a satire about advertising and consumerism: http://nyr.kr/NejRc9
Photograph by David Levenson/Getty.

newyorker:

This past week, George Saunders won both the Story Prize and the inaugural Folio Prize for his latest collection, “Tenth of December.” Read his short story, “Jon,” a satire about advertising and consumerism: http://nyr.kr/NejRc9

Photograph by David Levenson/Getty.

(Source: newyorker.com)

It’s not hard to see why Pancake has become a sort of secular saint for some writers. Writing is an act of faith. Writers face endless rejection, constant self-doubt. For many writers, practicing their art requires a vow of poverty or, at the very least, a vow of doing without. Pancake suffered through all of this and more, and yet he was delivered to the afterlife of publication and acclaim.

Jon Michaud on Breece D’J Pancake: http://nyr.kr/MwuerT (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

helloyoucreatives:

Life is short. 

Advertising can be a tricky thing. Well not anymore. This is THE headline. Well, it is technically in testing phase right now but I think with a bit of polish this’ll solve all of advertising, forever. 

Every brand, every product and every campaign - "Life is short, X is shorter". 

va thiswolf: