Future Sex

I finished Emily Witt’s new book “Future Sex” over the weekend. It’s a fast, curious read that is divided into chapters with straightforward titles such as “Internet Dating”, “Internet Porn”, “Webcams” and “Polyamory.” By way of driving the story, each chapter is structured as a vignette into the lives of other people, and Witt gives…

On the Titles of Things

Saturday I went to see Jessica Stockholder at Mitchell-Innes & Nash in Chelsea. I have liked her work for years and this show was no exception: her practice of performing wonky marriages between practically disparate materials and whole and partial objects creates a delightful itch at the very back of my head that makes me…

Moral Imagination

Late last year I attended a pre-Sundance screening of the documentary “How to let go of the World and Love all the Things Climate can’t Change.” In this film, the director Josh Fox (who also made the Academy Award nominated “Gasland” and its sequel “Gasland II”; films that were crucial to securing the recent victory…

Cynicism and Hope

So Rebecca Solnit’s words on naïve cynicism have stayed with me and continue to quietly simmer at the back of my mind. In the past few days, as I have come across stuff–say, a paragraph, image, or real-life observation–that bring my thoughts back to her rich and thought-provoking essay, the gentle simmering has briefly erupted…

Rebecca Solnit on Naïve Cynicism

Rebecca Solnit’s piece The Habits of Highly Cynical People (in the March 2016 issue of Harper’s Magazine) is probably the most well articulated article I’ve ever read on cynicism. She cuts to the core of a feeling I’m all too familiar with: the sense of internal sinking after being verbally and reflexively shot down, often…

Res dig efter varje smäll

Admittedly, I had no idea what I was in for when I was treated to front row seats at Håkan Hellström’s second and last  gig at the Gramercy Theater on Saturday night. But man, what a remarkable phenomenon he is! Almost three hours later, I left feeling like I’d just experienced something very, very special….

The empty place…

I really love this page (see below) from Charles Eisenstein’s The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible. Patience is courage, indeed. Much more could be said on this topic of course, but I’ll leave it at this.   For now.