How can the most architecturally innovative part of the United States also be such a thoroughgoing urban mess? —
Martin Filler, writing for the New York Review of Books, has some pretty harsh words for L.A.’s architecture. He continues:
“…LA is also a highway-strangled, traffic-choked expanse of artificially lush desert with no discernible organizing principle save for the allées of palm trees that filmmakers reflexively use to establish a recognizable sense of place.
Yikes. So L.A. natives - is the city really defined by “persistent incoherence,” or is Filler being too harsh?
No, New Yorkers just love to criticize L.A.
what’s up with new york publications hating on other u.s. cities lately? the new york times sunday book review was dissing chicago just this april. chill out, you guys!
(Source: nybooks.com, via goodbyeolepaint)
i wish i could find the original of this on tumblr but the gif-dress is too wonderful to pass up.
(UPDATE: the original post is here.)
those who do not move, do not notice their chains.
remember, the safe word is “banana.”
Q: So how much land have you sold so far?
A: Well, this is the only job I’ve had since 1995, which is when I started doing this full time. We’ve sold 611 million acres of land on the moon, 325 million acres on Mars, and a combined 125 million acres on Venus, Io, and Mercury. — Dennis M. Hope Has Owned the Moon Since 1980 Because He Says So | VICE United States
Turd encounter #1
Apollo 10 audio transcript.
the new yorker on a new biography of margaret fuller: “but where are all of the sex scenes?!”
Language acts as an acid over its message. If you no longer care about an idea or feeling, then put it into language. That will certainly be the last of it, a fitting end. Language is another name for coffin. — The Flame Alphabet, by Ben Marcus