LOWER DENS

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theparisreview:

James Wolcott on the scourge of nineties nostalgia: “Mostly a white people’s pastime, nostalgia used to be a pining for an idealized yesteryear, for a prelapsarian world tinted in sepia … the Internet and cable TV have colonized the hive mind and set up carnival pavilions. Now every delight is obtainable and on display at an arcade that never closes … This anxious, ravenous speedup of nostalgia—getting wistful over goodies that never went away—is more than a reflection of the overall acceleration of digital culture, a pathetic sign of our determination to dote on every last shiny souvenir of our prolonged adolescence, and an indictment of our gutless refusal to face the rotten future like Stoic philosophers.”
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

theparisreview:

James Wolcott on the scourge of nineties nostalgia: “Mostly a white people’s pastime, nostalgia used to be a pining for an idealized yesteryear, for a prelapsarian world tinted in sepia … the Internet and cable TV have colonized the hive mind and set up carnival pavilions. Now every delight is obtainable and on display at an arcade that never closes … This anxious, ravenous speedup of nostalgia—getting wistful over goodies that never went away—is more than a reflection of the overall acceleration of digital culture, a pathetic sign of our determination to dote on every last shiny souvenir of our prolonged adolescence, and an indictment of our gutless refusal to face the rotten future like Stoic philosophers.”

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

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MECA, Houston, July 2014

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I coached a couple bands at Girls Rock Camp Houston this year, including Visionary XO. They’re all playing this Sunday at Fitzgerald’s. 4pm.

I coached a couple bands at Girls Rock Camp Houston this year, including Visionary XO. They’re all playing this Sunday at Fitzgerald’s. 4pm.

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I coached a couple bands at Girls Rock Camp Houston this year, including this one called TNT. They’re all playing this Sunday at Fitzgerald’s. 4pm.

I coached a couple bands at Girls Rock Camp Houston this year, including this one called TNT. They’re all playing this Sunday at Fitzgerald’s. 4pm.

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“basically no one has insight into poetry techniques except people who are exercising them.”

Allen Ginsberg, in a letter to John Hollander.

(via wormsobrien)