1. "So in addition to romanticizing the mundane, Suburban Light also makes moving through the world in solitude and observing it carefully seems like a state of grace."
     
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  3. "When I am working on a book or a story I write every morning as soon after first light as possible. There is no one to disturb you and it is cool or cold and you come to your work and warm as you write. You read what you have written and, as you always stop when you know what is going to happen next, you go on from there. You write until you come to a place where you still have your juice and know what will happen next and you stop and try to live through until the next day when you hit it again. You have started at six in the morning, say, and may go on until noon or be through before that. When you stop you are as empty, and at the same time never empty but filling, as when you have made love to someone you love. Nothing can hurt you, nothing can happen, nothing means anything until the next day when you do it again. It is the wait until the next day that is hard to get through"
    — Ernest Hemingway on writing. (via politicsprose)
     

  4. "The writing process for a short story feels more like field geology, where you keep turning the thing over and over, noting its qualities in detail, hammering at it, putting it near flame, pouring different acids on it, and then finally you figure out what it is, or you just give up and mount it on a ring and have an awkward chunky piece of jewelry that seems weirdly dominating but that you for some reason like. I could be wrong about field geology here."
    — Rivka Galchen in an interview with The Paris Review (via picadorbookroom)
     
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  6. sonofbaldwin:

    "I am not a race and neither are you. I’m not joking when I talk about White History Week. One of the things that most afflicts this country is that white people don’t know who they are or where they come from. That’s why you think I’m a problem. I am not the problem; your history is. And as long as you pretend you don’t know your history, you’re gonna be the prisoner of it. And there’s no question of your liberating me, ‘cause you can’t liberate yourselves. We are in this together. And finally, when white people talk about progress in relation to black people, all they are saying, and all they can possibly mean by the word ‘progress’, is how quickly and how thoroughly I become white. I don’t want to become white; I want to grow up! And so should you.” - James Baldwin, 1986

    (via sonofbaldwin)

     
     

  7. "The word “art” is something the West has never understood. Art is supposed to be a part of a community. Like, scholars are supposed to be a part of a community… Art is to decorate people’s houses, their skin, their clothes, to make them expand their minds, and it’s supposed to be right in the community, where they can have it when they want it… It’s supposed to be as essential as a grocery store… that’s the only way art can function naturally."
    — Amiri Baraka (via mangoestho)

    (Source: westindians, via idk-my-bff-nola)

     
  8. galettefootball:

    Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gemeos recently partnered up with GOL Airlines to paint this gargantuan mural on the fusalage of a Boeing 737 that will be used to carry Brazil’s team during the World Cup.

    (Source: thisiscolossal.com, via alwaysinstudio)

     

  9. late night jams.

    (Source: rappcats / Rappcats)

     
  10. nevver:

    Serious Business, Summer Pierre

    (via nevver)