Jennifer Egan‘s twitter story, “Black Box“. * Rilke in pictures. * Stewart Home on the 10 best ways to fail. * Tom Bissell: “To write is to fail, more or less, constantly”. * Steven Millhauser interviewed, 2003. * Witold Gombrowicz‘s Diary. * Le Récit minimal. * Brian Dillon: “[T]he only future that seems to have mattered in the recent past has been the future anterior: what will have been, or more accurately what might have been”. * Jean-Luc Godard shoots Marianne Faithfull. * The truth about memory and the novel. * A review of Dylan Trigg‘s The Memory of Place: A Phenomenology of the Uncanny. * Reading David Markson reading. * London Calling on ARTE. * Libraries from Alexandria to the Internet. * Rachel Seiffert on writing silences. * Bruno Schulz‘s “The Sanatorium at the Sign of the Hourglass“. * The making of West Side Story. * Carl Köhler‘s composer portraits. * Slavoj Žižek: “Liberals always say about totalitarians that they like humanity, as such, but they have no empathy for concrete people, no? OK, that fits me perfectly. Humanity? Yes, it’s OK – some great talks, some great arts. Concrete people? No, 99% are boring idiots”. * In praise of the unlived life. * Alberto Manguel on Dublinesque. * The story of The Pogues. * Japanese vending machines. * Will Self on builder’s tea. * John Berger on Ulysses. * Matisse‘s illustrations for a 1935 edition of Ulysses. * Zombie Edie Sedgwick sculpture. * MJ Delaney. * “The [Geoff] Dyer brand is built upon contrarianism.” * Geoff Dyer, Joe Dunthorne and Jonathan Coe on their favourite Hitchcock films. * How to kiss, 1942. * A review of Josipovici‘s Infinity. * An interview with Ben Marcus. * On Ben Marcus’s impossibility precincts. * Van Gogh and the beginning of modern art. *Mad Men: gorgeous behind the scenes pictures. * Stanley Kubrick’s photos of 1940s NYC. * Sylvia Plath‘s sketches. * Picrures from the White Noise exhibition. * Malcolm McLaren interviewed by Jools Holland, 1983. * Wired Up reviewed. * The history and science of boredom. * Jenny Diski on writing slowly.
First posted: Tuesday, June 19th, 2012.