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In Shorter Views, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Samuel R. Delany brings his remarkable intellectual powers to bear on a wide range of topics. Whether he is exploring the deeply felt issues of identity, race, and sexuality, untangling the intricacies of literary theory, or the writing process itself, Delany is one of the most lucid and insightful writers of our time.
These essays cluster around topics related to queer theory on the one hand, and on the other, questions concerning the paraliterary genres: science fiction, pornography, comics, and more. Readers new to Delany’s work will find this collection of shorter pieces an especially good introduction, while those already familiar with his writing will appreciate having these essays between two covers for the first time.

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freelgbtqpia:

In Shorter Views, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Samuel R. Delany brings his remarkable intellectual powers to bear on a wide range of topics. Whether he is exploring the deeply felt issues of identity, race, and sexuality, untangling the intricacies of literary theory, or the writing process itself, Delany is one of the most lucid and insightful writers of our time.

These essays cluster around topics related to queer theory on the one hand, and on the other, questions concerning the paraliterary genres: science fiction, pornography, comics, and more. Readers new to Delany’s work will find this collection of shorter pieces an especially good introduction, while those already familiar with his writing will appreciate having these essays between two covers for the first time.

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Varieties of plants. A selection of the most common plants our hallways in words and pictures. ; By Schmeil, O. (Otto), 1860-1943 Fitschen, JOST, 1869-1947 on Flickr.

Publication info Leipzig, Quelle and Meyer, 1913.
BHL Collections:
New York Botanical Garden

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#3: Korean goat feast @ Bangane

#3: Korean goat feast @ Bangane

#2: coq au vin. First thing I cooked for this bae. Two years on and he’s still coming back for more so I must be doing something right.

#2: coq au vin. First thing I cooked for this bae. Two years on and he’s still coming back for more so I must be doing something right.

Photo recalls of amazing meals. #1: pomegranate lamb shoulder roasted for 3 hours while I was at the beach.

Photo recalls of amazing meals. #1: pomegranate lamb shoulder roasted for 3 hours while I was at the beach.

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➜ Julian Stallabrass: Manifest Opulence

schasem:

Over the last decade, art fairs have assumed a vast and novel importance in the art world. It is telling that these pop-up malls should have acquired such significance: it points to the way that investment in art (as a hedge in the material goods which may produce a return when stock markets remain rocky and interest rates flat) has become mostly a decision of rational calculation. Similar changes have affected many realms of cultural life, such as newspaper or book publishing: what was once an activity from which money was made but that was nevertheless valued in itself became driven primarily, or even solely, by the maximisation of profit. Substance came to matter only insofar as it generated profit, and the spectacle of marketised art – once believed to be deeply meaningful, even to be an expression of its age (and how quaint that view now seems) – was hollowed out at its core.
The more art is useful (for investment, tax scams, money-laundering and entry to the elite) the more it parades its principled uselessness. The fairs are the result of steadily growing inequality that has fed the art market, while driving down the incomes of ever-larger portions of the population.
My response to yall.

My response to yall.

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Reading through Christgau’s consumer record guide and I was surprised by how much I responded to his little review blurbs. Short, to the point, writing that actually engages with the work and doesn’t reek of stan culture. A world away from the editorial slackening that has overtaken “savvy” (mainstream-lite) music publications. Not-all-that-left field artists emerging from the underground get smeared with a bunch of facile, sometimes racist comparisons (FKA Twigs comes to mind). This is accompanied by sacrosanct treatment of popstars whose marketing precedes the quality of their work and whose PR teams have managed to fashion them as Important Artists (Beyonce - fast becoming the commodity to which otherwise intelligent people have an unquestioning and violent attachment). Fucking boring. You’d think there were a handful of women alive making music today.

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