Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:
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- A different way to think about coming up with ideas: “They are not inside you, unable to get out; rather, they are outside of you, unable to get in.”
- If that doesn’t help, a 4-year-old will get you unstuck.
- This week I finished Donald Hall’s Essays Over Eighty and Ryan Chapman’s Riots I Have Known, a novel he compares to a Big Mac.
- Wonderful, surprising comic by Emma Hunsinger: “How to draw a horse.”
- From the archives: On jealousy, and why you’ve got to make an enemy of envy.
- Eye candy: Ellsworth Kelly stamps and 119-year-old footage of a solar eclipse.
- Ear candy: PJ Harvey and Bjork do “Satisfaction.”
- Film criticism: I saw John Wick 3 and thought the Wick needed trimming.
- Streaming: I’ve been binge-watching Barry on HBO. (Loved this profile of Bill Hader.) Among other things, the music supervision is great. Highlights of the soundtrack so far: the Charles Bradley intro, James Carr’s “The Dark End of the Street,” Roxy Music’s “Virginia Plain,” and BADBADNOTGOOD’s “Time Moves Slow” (featuring Sam Herring of Future Islands).
- RIP Texas music legend Roky Erickson. (You gotta listen to The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators and Easter Everywhere at least once.)
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