Won’t it be nice to get to America where we don’t have to worry about cats anymore?

Here’s the podcast of my event with Joanna Walsh at Shakespeare & Company last week, featuring two readings from her new book Fractals (3:AM Press) and from my forthcoming Flâneuse (Chatto & Windus, 2015), as well as a discussion about cities, writing, tourists, Oulipo, Jean Rhys, and the creative potential of alienation. Thank you to everyone in Paris who made it out that night, and to Shakespeare & Company, as ever, for such a lovely event. Brava Joanna!

streloff:

Marie Bashkirtseff - Le parapluie, 1883

Башкирцева Мария Константиновна - Дождевой зонт, 1883

invisiblestories:

Leonora Carrington, Solar Megalomania, 1957 (via spoliamag)

(via apapertiger)

unicornology:

Glimpses of the London Underground in the 70s and 80s by Bob Mazzer. 
unicornology:

Glimpses of the London Underground in the 70s and 80s by Bob Mazzer. 
unicornology:

Glimpses of the London Underground in the 70s and 80s by Bob Mazzer. 
unicornology:

Glimpses of the London Underground in the 70s and 80s by Bob Mazzer. 
unicornology:

Glimpses of the London Underground in the 70s and 80s by Bob Mazzer. 
unicornology:

Glimpses of the London Underground in the 70s and 80s by Bob Mazzer. 
unicornology:

Glimpses of the London Underground in the 70s and 80s by Bob Mazzer. 
unicornology:

Glimpses of the London Underground in the 70s and 80s by Bob Mazzer. 
“What have we come to when [Philip] Johnson, that shameless powerbroker and a self-described nihilist, looks like a moral beacon in retrospect?”

MoMA Loses Face, by Martin Filler at the NYRB blog.

It’s been ten years since I began my own private boycott of MoMA, when they raised their entry fee from $12 to $20. (They raised it another $5 in 2011). Art may cost an arm and a leg to buy, but it shouldn’t cost a pinky finger to visit. 

Now they’re transferring their utter lack of respect for the public to the destruction of Williams and Tsien’s very fine American Folk Art Museum (1997-2001), despite widespread love for the building and no good reason to get rid of it. 

Shame on you yet again, MoMA.

everythingghibli:

Ponyo + Ponyo’s Sisters everythingghibli:

Ponyo + Ponyo’s Sisters everythingghibli:

Ponyo + Ponyo’s Sisters everythingghibli:

Ponyo + Ponyo’s Sisters

kateoplis:

I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.
— Happy birthday, Simone de Beauvoir

“He created an elegant yet pervy style of dance…”

There’s a new biography of Bob Fosse?! Was Kevin Grubb’s Razzle Dazzle: The Life and Work of Bob Fosse (1989) not the final word?

In any case, in Bookforum Ben Schwartz finds the new one leaves something to be desired…