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“And Instapoets have become their bards, reinforcing their narcissism, offering a filtered reflection of an anxious generation scrambling for distraction. “For me, poetry is like holding up a mirror and seeing myself,” Rupi Kaur, the best-selling Instapoet of all time, has said. In other words, this is the poetry of (Published 2 years ago) ...Read More
“Wolfson does not refuse all received ideas about art. He repeats a handful of platitudes with apparent earnestness: that artists have nothing but their own intuition, that worrying about offending others prevents the creation of real art, that audiences should be grateful for the access they are given to artists’ Artists and critics preoccupied with transgression love to repeat the word ‘form!’ to distract you from their reliance on visceral content.” ...Read More
In the 2010s, reggaeton became our protective shield, with its infectious hooks, waist-pumping beats and inimitably radiant energy. It crystallised into the worldwide genre we always knew it could be if it was given the chance. And in a Trumpian, increasingly right-wing landscape where our Latinx identity is not only ...Read More
"Capitalism, like all abusive relationships, creates a sense of learned helplessness in its victims. We are complicit in what it makes of us: we want so badly for what it tells us to be true. Of course we do. Its logic, if real, would describe a world simple enough for ...Read More
"Every Noise at Once is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 3,670 genre-shaped distinctions by Spotify as of 2019-11-04. The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left Fascinating project; so fun to try and locate where your favourite artists sit genre-wise according to the Spotify algorithm. ...Read More
The book that Prince didn’t get a chance to write sounds like it would have been a fun read. Also great to hear him talk shit about Ayn Rand.
“Right now, I’ve become really ensorcelled by this Venusian fertility cult in the Valley. They’re beautiful women, all related to each other. [Ed note: Love is referring to the Kardashians.]”
"Eilish is the first hitmaker born in this century. She’s the same age as the iPod, which must be why she’s so unironically gung-ho about jumping between musical styles — she pillages gangsta rap, Hot Topic emo, mall grunge, goth balladry, fusing all the noise that keeps her awake. She ...Read More
Naomi Fry on Keanu. "If only more of us could learn to adopt Reeves’s attitude in our own lives. It’s O.K. to take a pause sometimes, to not engage, to let the world separate from you a little bit, he assures us. Just watch me."
I wish I could have attended something like this as a teen. The idea of having a suitcase full of organized slime is honestly a dream.