I've always fixated on sounds, isolating them, meditating to the gurgling rush of the heater, the wetness of feet unsticking from the floor, the mingling of exhales . . .
Just outside of Grey’s Papaya, there was an odd, frozen cluster of people. Neither my babysitter nor I could see through or over the group from afar, so we kept on walking toward it. Valerie squeezed my little hand.
"Bolero reminds me of something—not something I have forgotten but rather something I have never thought." Why knowing nothing about a work of art can aid appreciation.
Director James Whale picked up on the potential for commentary on eugenics in Shelley’s novel, an idea and practice that did not yet exist in Shelley’s lifetime.
"The discussion of aesthetics and ethics in Nabokov’s Lolita is evidently a controversial one, seeing as the book continues to be regarded as a noteworthy work, yet some find its content simply too appalling to be enjoyable."
Seen in light of the modern concept of “self-care” through escape, the first chapter of Moby Dick offers a powerful commentary on mental health.
Is Director Alex Garland aware of how he abuses Kyoko and the impressions that the abuse leaves in the viewer?
Mainstream drag culture in 2018 could not be further removed from the art form’s roots. How did we get here?
Eight years after the release of Tyler, The Creator's "Yonkers," the skateboarding teenagers from Ladera Heights, who liked eating roaches and pissing off authority, are cited as one of the most influential groups of the decade.
“Why is disability still a mark of stain, not mark of existence, of wonderfulness, or of diverse perspectives?”
"The human mind is hardwired to see patterns and connections where they otherwise would not exist. Faces are one of the images that our mind most automatically construes out of irrelevant and nondescript objects, so much so that two dashes and a curve or a parking meter can easily resemble a smiley face."
"Kitsch does not portray an accurate likeness of the world; it generally reflects only the sweetest and most blameless aspects, smoothing the rough edges of reality to produce an image of perfection."