Madonna with family in Brazil. Daily Mail
Nurse who fell for Royal radio prank found dead. Slate
Stylist George Kotsiopoulos to publish first book. WWD
50 Best albums of 2012. Rolling Stone
The Breeders to reunite and perform ‘Last Splash’ in England. Pitchfork
The Breeders, ‘Cannonball’. Youtube
Watch a deleted scene from ‘Girls’. Slate
The Marfa Film Festival will return in 2013. Huffington Post
LISTEN TO DAVID SEDARIS READ MIRANDA JULY’S SHORT STORY ‘ROY SPIVEY’. IT JUST MIGHT CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
I bought Miranda July’s collection of short stories, ‘No One Belongs Here More Than You’ when it came out. I probably read it a couple years later. I really liked it. She has a way of making small encounters seem like they’re bursting with meaning—all without pretense. That’s very hard to do, of course, so I respect her work deeply. That’s probably why I wanted more when I finished the book. Like it was missing that one story that really spoke to me. That’s a lot to ask of an author, I know, but her work is so personal, it seems only natural that I have this request, no?
Well, here we are some five years later and I’ve finally got my wish. It turns out that Ms. July wrote a story for the book that was never included in it. It’s called ‘Roy Spivey’ and was published in the New Yorker a couple years after the book came out. Of course I didn’t know about it at the time, but I’m not complaining. It’s all good news now because The New Yorker has it again, but this time it’s read aloud by another one of my favorite authors, David Sedaris.
The magazine describes ‘Roy Spivey’ as a “short story about a woman who sits beside a movie star on an airplane.” After he’s done reading the piece, David and The New Yorker’s fiction editor Deborah Treisman discuss. That’s pretty much it. It’s funny and brilliant.
Jump in and enjoy.
ARTIST AND FILMMAKER MIRANDA JULY TALKS ABOUT DROPPING OUT OF COLLEGE, SUNDANCE, AND MAKING HER WORK
My first introduction to Miranda July was from her film, ‘Me You And Everyone We Know’. I was blown away by it. At the time it felt totally fresh and exciting, like I was seeing something special that spoke directly to me in a very intimate way. It was almost like she made the film and no one else got it except for me. I was wrong. It spoke to a lot of people and was a big hit for Miranda.
I scoured the internet for more of her work. I found
Russian anti-gay activists send Madonna official summons. MadonnaTribe
Cool fashion blog: Coco’s Tea Party
Chloë Sevigny finally got hold of a Valentino dress. Coco Perez
COMME des GARÇONS ‘Moving Six’ iPad app. iTunes
Call for submissions: Moving The Still, A GIF Festival
Are you going to Miranda July’s auction? UCLA
Terry Richardson has officially jumped the shark. Pink Is The New Blog
Warner Bros. is spending $1 billion on the hobbit movies. THR
Jimmy Kimmel asked people who won the debate…before it happened. The Wrap
The Tomboy Cake. epicurious
In a deleted scene from her most recent film, ‘The Future’, Miranda July gives us a great tip to keep us from being easily distracted, so we can be more productive. I need to do this.
Shirley MacLaine hated the ‘Downton Abbey’ costumes. The Daily Mail
Fred Willard talks to Jimmy Fallon about his trip to the movies. Washington Post
Lana Del Rey covers ‘Heart Shaped Box’. Sugarscape
‘Chick-Fil-A-holes’. WOW Report
Some smart marketing from a local KFC. Atheist Overdose
Madonna speaks about Olympia at her Vienna show. MadonnaTribe
Miranda July likes ‘Miranda July’. MLNW
Extended ‘Cloud Atlas’ trailer. Youtube
Wonderful Walter Steiger ‘Unicorn’ shoes. WWD
I won! Pineapple Dumptruck