DSM, You So Crazy
One of the themes that emerged from that book [Mad, Bad and Sad] was that over the last 200 years, there had been such a huge growth in the mind-doctoring professions [psychiatry, et al] that a greater and greater proportion of our human excesses—ecstasies, sufferings, eccentricities—had earned a psychiatric classification, often with a drug-cure attached, while in turn the area of...
Tired Eyes Slowly Burning
Nostalgia, meet YouTube fractals. “You and Me and Rainbows” by The Tear Garden. Loaded guns attract We know the rules We don’t react We wait in hope We don’t expect Just you and me and rainbows
Inspiration Station: Vali Myers
My new obsession is this glorious wild-haired artist, Vali Myers, the Witch of Positano, which is where she lived with her young lover and a bevy of wild animals. If I wasn’t convinced I’d get bedbugs from secondhand books, I’d order this memoir in a hot second. (Props to Angeliska to the revelation!)
what to do, what to do
At first, I thought I’d use this thing to link my other shizz, but now, with all the social media whirligigs happening, it seems like overkill. Maybe I should just keep this to futz around and post videos and random thoughts and pretty pictures. I DON’T KNOW. TELL ME WHAT TO DO, INTERNET.
St. Mark’s Bookshop Fights for Life →
villagevoice: thecorcorangroup: The owner of the St. Mark’s Bookshop on the corner of Third Avenue and Stuyvesant Street, blames his customers somewhat for the store’s current frailty. He has seen them browse through the store, then scan the barcode of a likely purchase with their smartphone only to discover they can order it more cheaply from Amazon.com. (Read more at The Local East...
a worthy reminder to us all: it takes guts to be...