oh, let's have an adventure.

Here I am. Flynn you like a hurricane.

taylorswift:

youareinloves:

taylor swift is like that aunt that tries to be “hip” with the young’ns and “with the times” and then asks you what does bae stand for and after you tell her she starts calling everything bae even the lamp next to the couch

HEY YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAMP NEXT TO MY COUCH AND I WILL HAVE YOU KNOW THAT IT IS, IN FACT, VERY MUCH BAE.

“Following your heart also means eliminating the things that no longer evolve you.”

—   

Erykah Badu in the interview Up Close & Personal  (via artblackafrica)

i’m here for this.

(via mensahdemary)

(via mensahdemary)

I came up with this notion of a “benign-looking contract”… That’s one way I approach writing—going out on a limb with what is unsaid. In an essay, you have to take a position, finally, but you can also take many positions, and you can qualify those positions as well.

[…]

In our own lives, how do we get ourselves to think about how we think and why we think it? And then, of course, that’s the place essays come from. And where all writing comes from.

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Fantastic Paris Review interview with Lynne Tillman, who is a genius – a fine addition to our ongoing archive of wisdom on writing

As Susan Sontag put it, to write is to “think with words.”

(via explore-blog)

newsweek:

This profile of LeBron James was reported and written in 2011 for Port, a new London-based men’s magazine, under odd circumstances: Nike paid for the writer’s travel expenses and a portion of his fee.
The story that came out of the trip was not what Nike had expected—a rep was apparently “furious”—and the magazine, under pressure from the Swoosh, not only spiked the piece but tried to extract a promise from the author not to publish it elsewhere.
"Nike," the editor told the writer’s agent, "would … hit the roof if that was put in the public domain." The story is below. A postscript from the author follows.
Just Undo It: The LeBron James Profile That Nike Killed

newsweek:

This profile of LeBron James was reported and written in 2011 for Port, a new London-based men’s magazine, under odd circumstances: Nike paid for the writer’s travel expenses and a portion of his fee.

The story that came out of the trip was not what Nike had expected—a rep was apparently “furious”—and the magazine, under pressure from the Swoosh, not only spiked the piece but tried to extract a promise from the author not to publish it elsewhere.

"Nike," the editor told the writer’s agent, "would … hit the roof if that was put in the public domain." The story is below. A postscript from the author follows.

Just Undo It: The LeBron James Profile That Nike Killed

poetsandwriters:

Robert D. Richardson on Ralph Waldo Emerson, from First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process.

poetsandwriters:

Robert D. Richardson on Ralph Waldo Emerson, from First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process.

“Too much is written by the men who can’t write about the men who do write.”

—   from “Martin Eden” (1909), by Jack London (via vintageanchorbooks)
ingodwetrustnyc:

that-guy-owen:  Great whiskey advertisement

ingodwetrustnyc:

that-guy-owen:  Great whiskey advertisement