The most basic truth, though, is that I find it endlessly satisfying to stitch services together to meet my needs. Doing so helps me to understand myself and my tools more deeply.”

A Decent Digital Commonplace Book System — Diana Kimball Berlin

January 12, 2019 at 10:37PM

http://bit.ly/2zk0BGR Acting, like life, can be simplified to this question: what does a character want? (Why?) What happens if they don’t get it? There is nothing more human and beautiful than trying, whether it ends in triumph or humiliation. Both are valid and affirming in their own perverse ways.”


January 13, 2019 at 08:42PM

http://bit.ly/2QLPZom Since progress does not mean that the world is perfect, only that it is better, acknowledging progress does not mean being indifferent to the very real suffering of people today, nor to the very real threats that humanity continues to face.”

It’s Getting Better All the Time

January 15, 2019 at 04:54PM

http://bit.ly/2W3lw9s But apart from resistance within the DNC, perhaps the greatest challenge Ocasio-Cortez will face along the way to 2024 is remaining true to herself and her principles and withstanding the ineluctable and incessant weathering of the lobbyists who effectively run Congress behind the scenes. In her 60 Minutes interview with Anderson Cooper, she admitted she is worried about how Washington would change her because it inevitably changes everyone.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be the first female US president

January 15, 2019 at 08:57PM

http://bit.ly/2spOpyV The civility of our political discourse has crumbled, and because of that, so many voices and perspectives are going to be erased.”

Flashing Palely in the Margins

January 21, 2019 at 09:18AM

http://bit.ly/2R0K92F He likes to build movies around characters whose reach exceeds their grasp, and actors who go above and beyond the call of duty to play them.”

Fear and Loathing and Fine Art in Velvet Buzzsaw’

February 2, 2019 at 12:57PM

http://bit.ly/2TsToe4 Gilroy—who has the chops to work up suspense and dread, as in Nightcrawler’s chilling crime-scene tableaus—botches this part of the assignment. Once it becomes apparent that Velvet Buzzsaw’s ensemble is as big as it is because the characters are there to be picked off one by one by the dark forces bound up in the paintings, the film settles into a boring, predictable rhythm of fatal set pieces, a few of which are relatively inventive and gory”

Fear and Loathing and Fine Art in Velvet Buzzsaw’

February 2, 2019 at 01:02PM