on the lonely city

An ambitious study of New York artists, Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City examines a few of the many forms urban loneliness takes.

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qotd: write


The thing you want to write, before you wrote it, was impossible to write. Otherwise it would already exist. You writing it makes it possible.

—Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

qotd: time


Version 2Knowing you are alive is watching on every side your generation’s short time falling away as fast as rivers drop through air, and feeling it hit

—Annie Dillard, An American Childhood