The Best Man and Love and Basketball and Brown Sugar were soon replaced by Tyler Perry films that soundly rejected narratives about economic aspiration in favor of plotlines that placed humility and blue-collar labor and religious piety on a pedestal. In short, it’s been nearly a decade since black audiences were able to see a film that spoke to a familiar, but underrepresented aspect of black life — what life is like when you have the degrees, and the car, and the job, and the nice house. —
No, 2013 Was Not The Year Of “The Black Movie”
Shani has been telling me she was going to write this and she finally did and it’s very good but of course it is.
Work is important in that way, I guess. It can be, on its best and oddest days, a reminder that, if we’re lucky, we can have some control over our lives, our own little stories, that we can be willful and brave and self-possessed. I still wish, of course, that I could be lazy and shiftless, independently wealthy and obliged to no one’s clock but my own. But as a way of measuring time and experience, work is useful, alternately heartening and frustrating. — O Pioneer!: jOBS
In an interview on Dutch TV, given about a month after Tiffany’s suicide, David was asked, “What if you could ask her one question?” He replied, “Can I have the money back that I loaned you?” He laughed. “She borrowed all this money from me. She said, ‘I will pay you back in my lifetime.’ I can’t believe I fell for that. — Column: Sedaris shames sister Tiffany
And then Bobby saw the graffiti and nodded at the graffiti and took a picture of the graffiti.
Normatively bro-ing out” sounds like the least fun thing ever. Like the gluten-free vegan brownie of male bonding. —
Interview with a Big Dick | The Hairpin
Back in the USA and catching up on my blogs and laughing.
This was a big moment.
Found my car in Nottingham. It looked soooooo good.