Adult Jazz’s ideas move fast — riffs erupt only to disappear just as quickly. It’s as though they’re chasing super-concentrated bursts of bliss that gather into epic music.
World War I began 100 years ago today when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. In an excerpt from The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century, David Reynolds charts Woodrow Wilson’s shift from studied neutrality to isolationist-no-more.
"When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about."
Haruki Murakami (via purplebuddhaproject)
July 22, 2014
"I overcame myself, the sufferer; I carried my own ashes to the mountains; I invented a brighter flame for myself."
Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (via sisyphean-revolt)
Spider Bags frontman Dan McGee writes songs with more personality than almost any in garage rock. This album exudes the unabashed glee that comes from music played hard and with reason.
Aidan, East Kensington, Philadelphia, PA
Happy Birthday to Mr. Stanley Kubrick (legendary director/selfie pioneer).
"Stan Kubrick", as he was originally known in the earliest days of his career, would have been 86 years old today.
Here are all the Kubrick-related essays we’ve run on the site over the past five years, for your birthday reading enjoyment…
Katherine Spada on The Killing (1956)
Andrew Root on Spartacus (1960)
Bebe Ballroom on Lolita (1962)
Michelle Said on Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Ben Mauk on 2001: A Space Odyssey (1969)
Karina Wolf on A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Patrick Vickers on Barry Lyndon (1975)
Evan Bryson on The Shining
Letitia Trent on Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Andrew Root on Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Chris Cantoni on A.I.: Aritificial Intelligence (2001)