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David Kramer, untitled watercolors
Dennis Rodman vs. Charles Barkley — Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers
ON WRITINGNBA Cool Dudes
COME AGAIN WHEN YOU CAN’T STAY SO LONG - MANHATTAN, KANSAS
The great ice sheets passed over hills and valleys, carrying with them great loads of rock, gravel, sand, and clay which they ground and scraped from the surface. Rocks and boulders, frozen into the bottom of the glacier, scratched and grooved the solid rock beneath. As the ice sheets melted, the accumulated materials were left behind”
—Kansas, A Guide To the Sunflower State (WPA, 1939)
Your Guide to Vermont, Tara Wray, originally hails from the sprawling flat lands of the Great Plains. After a long absence, she returned to visit her grandmother and produced an incredible photobook documenting their time together.
It explores mortality, the idea of family, relationships that remain etched into a place, and cat cheese. We are simultaneously reminded of our own grandmothers and granted an intimate portrait of a unique woman.
We snapped up a copy several weeks ago and have found that it migrates from room to room. We leaf through pages on the living room couch and revisit images as we wait for the toast to burn. You are heartily encouraged to get your own book here: http://tarawray.bigcartel.com/
Speaking of Tara Wray… we, too, snagged a copy of this a few weeks ago and I was trying to put into words how much I enjoyed the book — her words, her photos — when I found American Guide’s great write-up. I mean…. “It explores mortality, the idea of family, relationships that remain etched into a place, and cat cheese. We are simultaneously reminded of our own grandmothers and granted an intimate portrait of a unique woman.” Don’t you want to read that?!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!The American Guide
Tara Wray has been killin’ it as our new Photography Editor for the last ~4 months. Check out this awesome collection of her contributions. And send her some stuff if you’re interested in having your images considered, too?
(via Tara Wray - Hobart)
Pistol Pete Maravich ON WRITINGNBA Cool Dudes
The truth is that mental illness can be deadly, and suicide is the end result of ongoing symptoms. Cancer kills when it spreads so much that the organs can’t function. Mental illness kills when the urge to die becomes louder than the urge to live.
this has a lot of notes.That Lit Site
IN THE END
In the end, there are five bear cubs underneath your porch. You name them after U.S. Presidents. Taft dies of starvation. Carter disappears into the flowers. Hoover is carried away by hawks. Roosevelt digs into the ground to get away from ghosts. Lincoln grows up. Lincoln becomes a mother, with five cubs of her own. You are very proud of Lincoln. After Lincoln eats you, you adapt to your new life. You are still so proud of the bears you have given names to. Maybe they were dogs.Recommended Reading: Three poems by Dalton Day at Hobart. (via millionsmillions) Millions Millions
went to see Kid Rock at this county fair in western michigan last night…realized while there how many fake fucks with two or three university degrees pretend to care about auto workers, fast food workers, military vets, etc etc…yet would never want to be in the same space with them. like, at a Kid Rock concert. or a county fair. and instead make fun of Kid Rock and his audience. and instead are ‘embarrassed’ by things like living in brooklyn and owning a closet-sized washer and dryer, and eat quinoa, and write sentences that can only be understood by the top 1% of ‘intellectuals.’
last night i realized i never want to leave the midwest.
EE on Kid Rock, the Midwest, subtumblring (?) authors of books she’s currently reading…fast machine