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"The arts" -- Pfui!

I hate “the arts.”

Don’t get me wrong: I love art. In whatever form. I could not live without music, dance, theater, architecture, literature, cinema, painting or sculpture. 641 more words

Knoxville: Summer of 1915 by James Agee

James Agee, photo by Walker Evans

I thought of this poem recently. First when I was thinking about summer-specific phenomena last weekend: the white noise of cicadas and then again last night seeing–and catching–the first fireflies of the summer. 1,853 more words

on my bookshelf

When someone claims an author is the next James Agee or Joan Didion, I listen. So far, Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams, is elegant, taut and masterful | My friend Alex {and his wife, who is one of my best friends}, keep raving about M.R. 157 more words


A piece of the body torn out by the roots

Sorry I have nothing to write about. Life is extremely loud and incredibly private, etc etc.

However, I have been thinking about Artists, Experts, Poverty, War Photographers, Sentimentality, Detachment, Acceptance, Fame, Privilege, Power, and Money. 616 more words


A Child's Perception of Death - A Death in the Family by James Agee

A Death in the Family (1957) explores the bliss of marital life and the tragedy of death through the points of view of the surviving wife and the little children. 750 more words


James Agee and the Need for Film Criticism History

This past year has seen its fair share of celebrity deaths. People like Peter O’Toole, Paul Walker, James Gandolfini, Joan Fontaine, and Julie Harris all lost their lives in 2013 due to various illnesses or tragic events. 1,409 more words


D.L. Recommends Vol. 3

It’s time. Time for another volume of completely arbitrary things that I, D.L, recommend.

Moone Boy

Pretty sure I have recommended this before. But I am going to recommend it again. 782 more words