Friday, August 31, 2012

Bookmarks List/Bedside Table

Currently reading and enjoying:

"Thirteen Ways of Looking at Genealogy, Ancestry, and the (Re)making of Selves," at Michigan Quarterly Review (by various authors, assembled by Virginia Konchan). Thoughts and words from brilliant writers like Elisa Gabbert, Rebecca Hazelton, and Mary Biddinger.

“Bird-Understander” by Craig Arnold. I keep revisiting this poem...

“Is Consumerism Killing Our Creativity?” by Jocelyn K. Glei on Glei writes that when we pursue ideas or stuff, we stimulate a similar part of the brain. Very fascinating.

Museum: Behind the Scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Danny Danziger. This one’s for all you people-watchers and museum-goers. Each (very brief) chapter is a profile on a different person working in the museum (from extremely varied departments---including an Information Services Associate, a waitress, a trustee, multiple curators, Chief Security Officer, and a florist), and how he/she came to work in the Museum.

“Fan Art: An Explosion of Creativity,” a video by PBS’s Off Book, a web series exploring topics in contemporary art and design. The whole channel is fantastic, but this specific video has really stuck with me.

What are you reading/watching/thinking about this week? I'd love to hear your recommendations.

A happy weekend to you!


  1. You are reading a lot.

    I am reading it.
    I am reading Racial Unity-An imperative for Social Progress
    I have a workshop to go to
    I worry about Augustus who was attacked by a feral cat last night (third time in 6 weeks, and this time a big bite out of his neck)- I really want to hunt this cat down
    I have a lot to excited to have one extra day...hope your weekend is long and lovely! : )

  2. Denis Johnson, Train Dreams, a novella. A new take on westerns and railroads. Very accessible but plenty to chew on.


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