It’s the end of the tour. I’m at Prairie Lights tonight in Iowa City, and next week I’m in Vancouver at DesignThinkers.
Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:
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- All this traveling and talking has me itching to shut up and make some art. The closest I’ve come recently are these pansy luchadores.
- After seeing the Joe Brainard show at Tibor de Nagy last week, I’ve been re-reading his masterpiece, I Remember, and his collected writings. (“People of the world: RELAX!”)
- How to set up a bliss station anywhere.
- Tim Kreider on why he’d rather have freedom than power. (How is he so good? Do read his wonderful book of essays, We Learn Nothing.)
- The darker side of “finding your people.”
- “To live is to pay attention, and to pay attention is to live.” (“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”)
- I don’t really play video games much these days, but this gaming system from Panic looks like fun.
- Eye candy: The second season of Fleabag is just perfect.
- Ear candy: side one of Bill Callahan’s new record is streaming on Spotify. If you don’t know his work, check out this playlist I made, and read his recent interview with Pitchfork. One of my very favorite songwriters, ever.
- You don’t have to write about the bad stuff.
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