"When you return I am going to give you one literary fuck fest — that means fucking and talking and talking and fucking."

Henry Miller, in a letter to Anaïs Nin  (via tamburina)

Henry miller is the man for me

(via controlledeuphoria)

(Source: nakedintellect)


joe, please, you and i both know it can’t be like this…

Humbert Culture and the Case of James Franco

In Humbert culture, little girls are like Nabokov’s narrator described them in Lolita: “little deadly demons” among “wholesome” children, unconscious of their fantastic power and their capacity to ensnare men. Why else would the New York Times, reporting upon the rape of an eleven-year-old by eighteen men, remark upon how the girl “dressed older than her age” and hung out with “teenage boys” on the playground? Why else would the theory that Dolores Haze seduced Humbert Humbert have any salience in popular culture? Why else would James Franco insist that he was deceived by a conniving seventeen-year-old hell-bent on ruining his career? In Humbert culture, girls are wolves, and men are lambs.
The Venezuelan Air-Travel Paradox



Venezuela’s rigid currency controls are driving people to leave the country, but have also made it exceedingly hard for people to depart by air. Girish Gupta on the paradox: http://nyr.kr/1hFjxAM

“Many of the airlines have become so reluctant to accept the bolivar that they have limited the number of tickets for which they will accept the currency. A few have suspended bolivar-denominated sales altogether.”

Photograph: Girish Gupta

APRIL 18, 2014 JINDO A Buddhist monk prays for missing passengers aboard the South Korean ferry “Sewol” which capsized en route to Jeju Island early Wednesday morning near the port of Jindo. Most of the passengers on board were students from Danwon High School in Ansan. As of Friday morning, the death toll has risen to 25 and some 271 passengers remain unaccounted for.
[REUTERS/Issei Kato]
"Labels bias our perceptions, thinking, and behavior. A label or story can either separate us from, or connect us to, nature. For our health and happiness, we must critically evaluate our labels and stories by their effects."
― Michael J. Cohen (via psych-quotes)