" ok, I have a huge ego. And I need to do something about it... I need to change, and how can I change...? The only way I can change is to constantly work at it. I need to change, but how can I change? Knowing is the beginning... knowing more, learning more, and achieving more. And the minute you stop wanting to know more that's when you stop growing. That's when you die, and that's when... you're nothing."
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humansofnewyork:

“I’ve written so many stories and novellas that nobody will look at, plays that I can’t get produced, screenplays that will never be made. Everything is so branded these days in the art world, it’s so hard for an outsider to get work.”
“In what way would you consider yourself an ‘outsider?’”
“I’m interested in failure, so those are the themes that I like to explore. But we live in a society that celebrates triumphalism. A society wants art that reaffirms itself. We want to read about characters that win.” “What was your lowest moment as an artist?”“I worked on a screenplay for two years, and it had just been turned down by the fifth theater in a month, and I remember walking down 5th avenue in the middle of winter, tossing the pages one by one into the slush, vowing never to do it again. It was just a few blocks from here, actually.”

humansofnewyork:

“I’ve written so many stories and novellas that nobody will look at, plays that I can’t get produced, screenplays that will never be made. Everything is so branded these days in the art world, it’s so hard for an outsider to get work.”

“In what way would you consider yourself an ‘outsider?’”

“I’m interested in failure, so those are the themes that I like to explore. But we live in a society that celebrates triumphalism. A society wants art that reaffirms itself. We want to read about characters that win.” 
“What was your lowest moment as an artist?”
“I worked on a screenplay for two years, and it had just been turned down by the fifth theater in a month, and I remember walking down 5th avenue in the middle of winter, tossing the pages one by one into the slush, vowing never to do it again. It was just a few blocks from here, actually.”

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What “Gone Girl” Is Really About

newyorker:

Joshua Rothman writes:

“‘Gone Girl’ is fascinating because it gets at what is unsettling about coupledom: our suspicion that, in some fundamental sense, it necessarily entails victimization. Just as ‘Fight Club’ showed that manliness and violence were imaginatively inseparable, ‘Gone Girl’ raises the possibility that marriage and victimhood are inseparable, too.”

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npr:

It might be easy to mistake Lia Lee’s business for a food truck. It’s a big, light-pink vehicle that looks a bit like a place you buy a cupcake, but it’s something entirely different.

Owner Lia Lee sells trendy clothing and accessories out of the truck she calls Street Boutique in the Washington, D.C., area. Wherever she parks and opens her doors, the store’s open.

Street Boutique represents a new type of business popping up around the country. Over the past few years, hundreds of women — and some men — from fashion students to longtime retail workers who want to open their own stores, have launched trucks to sell clothing in every region of the U.S.

Make Room, Food Trucks. Mobile Fashion Stores Have Hit The Streets

Photo credit: James Clark/NPR


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