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Susan Sontag on the Creative Purpose of Boredom

Susan Sontag on the Creative Purpose of Boredom
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The Creators Of "Workaholics" On Keeping The Stupid And Weird In Your Creative Process Often a comedian’s only barometer is his own funny bone. If you work as part of a comedy team, there’s more potential laugh fodder, but at the same time, more opportunity for diverging opinions to shut down potentially good ideas. That’s why the creators of Workaholics adhere to the code: let no stupid idea go unexplored. Meet the creators of Workaholics: Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, and Anders Holm. All three also star in, write, and executive produce the show, which is now wrapping up its third season on Comedy Central. As friends and longtime co-conspirators, they credit a lot of their success to trusting each other’s comedic judgement and their collaborative process. Workaholics follows a crew of three post-college slackers working as telemarketers. You rarely get the sense when watching a Workaholics episode that you’ve seen this one play out before. Anderson, DeVine, and Holm have faith in the collective comedic mind they’ve conjured. We like to keep the weird, random brain farts.

The classic point of view, six lectures on painting : Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919 eBook and Texts > Canadian Libraries > University of Toronto - Robarts Library > The classic point of view, six lectures on painting View the book (~322 pg)Read Online (20.9 M)PDF(~322 pg)EPUB(~322 pg)Kindle(~322 pg)Daisy (230.3 K)Full Text (5.0 M)DjVu All Files: HTTPS Torrent (2/0) Help reading texts Resources Bookmark The classic point of view, six lectures on painting (1911) fullscreen Author: Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919 Subject: PaintingPublisher: New York, Scribner Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHTLanguage: EnglishCall number: AEN-0914Digitizing sponsor: MSNBook contributor: Robarts - University of TorontoCollection: robarts; toronto Full catalog record: MARCXML This book has an editable web page on Open Library. Description Be the first to write a review Downloaded 679 times Reviews Selected metadata

Kurt Vonnegut: You're Allowed To Be In Love Three Times In Your Life by Maria Popova An existential quota held in three long fingers. It’s a fertile season for unprecedented glimpses of Kurt Vonnegut’s character, thanks to the newly published anthology of his letters, which has given us such treats as the author’s uncompromising daily routine and his playful, romantic poetry. But in the introduction to the recently released We Are What We Pretend To Be: The First and Last Works (public library) — a slim volume containing Basic Training, Vonnegut’s first-ever novella only published after his death, and If God Were Alive Today, his last unfinished novel — the author’s youngest biological daughter, Nanette Vonnegut, shares a piece of the author’s life-credo that feels at once more personal and more relatable than the vast body of what has been written by and about Vonnegut in his lifetime. Most times I’d find my father in a very receptive mood to my prying questions, like ‘How many times have you been in love?’ Donating = Loving Share on Tumblr

Sontag In Which We Experience The Pain Of Susan Sontag photo by annie leibovitz Frantically Impure by ALEX CARNEVALE The problem for me is to transfer a detached intellectual skepticism into a way of harmonious all-around living. -Aldous Huxley Susan Sontag's father died when she was four, and her mother Mildred moved the sad family to Tucson. Her mother remarried. She wrote in her journal: I believe: (a) That there is no personal god or life after death (b) That the most desirable thing in the world is freedom to be true to oneself, i.e. (c) That the only difference between human beings is intelligence (d) That the only criterion of an action is its ultimate effect on making the individual happy or unhappy (e) That it is wrong to deprive any man of life (h) I believe, furthermore, that an ideal state (besides "g") should be a strong centralized one with government control of public utilities, banks, mines + transportation and subsidy of the arts, a comfortable minimum wage, support of disabled and age. gay "a gay boy" "a gay girl" "the gay kids" Ms.

Music Pioneer Brian Eno on Art by Maria Popova “Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences.” “Make good art,” Neil Gaiman advised in his endlessly heartening counsel on the creative life. English musician and visual artist Brian Eno, born on May 15, 1948, is celebrated as a pioneer of ambient music and one of the most influential artists in modern musical sensibility. In an entry dated April 23, nearly twenty years before our present-day fame factory of manufactured attention, Eno makes a prescient observation: Attention is what creates value. In a related meditation, he considers confidence as the conferring mechanism of value: The term “confidence trick” has a bad meaning, but it shouldn’t. Gene Davis: Night Rider (public domain via The Smithsonian Institution) Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. Where do you work? William H. Gene Davis: Davy's Locker (public domain via The Smithsonian Institution)

10 Tips for Highly Sensitive People When I completed Elaine Aron’s Highly Sensitive Person Self-Test, I checked 24 statements. Out of 27. I checked everything from being bothered by bright lights and loud noises to getting startled easily to trying to avoid mistakes to not watching violent movies or TV shows. Maybe you can relate. While there are many differences among highly sensitive people (HSPs), we have one thing in common: HSPs have a sensitive nervous system that makes it harder to filter out stimuli and easier to get overwhelmed by our environment. For instance, the sound of sirens and other loud noises might reverberate like nails on a chalkboard through your head. Being highly sensitive isn’t a disorder, aliment or flaw; it’s simply an innate trait, according to Ted Zeff, PhD, author of three books on HSPs, including The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide and The Strong, Sensitive Boy. Unfortunately, because we’re not like most people, HSPs tend to worry that something is wrong with them. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Art Basel: Why I’m not going. (Hint: It’s because the modern art world is the worst.) Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images for Domingo Zapata Now that photographs of this year’s Art Basel Miami are finally working their way out of everyone’s Instagram feeds, it’s worth revisiting Simon Doonan’s takedown of the modern art world. First published in 2012, it explains why Doonan skipped Miami that year—and what’s wrong with art today. Freud said the goals of the artist are fame, money, and beautiful lovers. Simon Doonan is an author, fashion commentator, and creative ambassador for Barneys New York. How did the art world become such a vapid hell-hole of investment-crazed pretentiousness? There are sundry problems bedeviling the contemporary art scene. It’s baaa-ack, and I, for one, will not be attending. “No. 2. Old-school ’70s punk shock tactics are so widespread in today’s art world that they have lost any resonance. The growing mania for melanging fashion with art is great for the former, but it has been a gravitas-eroding catastrophe for the latter. 4. 6. 7. “Aha!”

Raymond Carver Raymond Clevie Carver, Jr. (May 25, 1938 – August 2, 1988) was an American short story writer and poet. Carver was a major writer of the late 20th century and a major force in the revitalization of the American short story in literature in the 1980s.[citation needed] Early life[edit] Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, a mill town on the Columbia River, and grew up in Yakima, Washington.[1] His father, a skilled sawmill worker from Arkansas, was a fisherman and a heavy drinker. Writing career[edit] Carver continued his studies first at Chico State University and then at Humboldt State College in Arcata, California, where he studied with Richard Cortez Day and received his B.A. in 1963. In the mid-1960s Carver and his family lived in Sacramento, California, where he briefly worked at a bookstore before taking a position as a night custodian at Mercy Hospital. His first short story collection, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? Personal life and death[edit] Decline of first marriage[edit]