“This was not a team losing. It was a dream dying.”
“The real shock of Crash is not that people have sex in or near cars, but that technology has entered into even our most intimate human relations. Not man-as-technology-forming but technology-as-man-forming.” Zadie Smith on J.G. Ballard and Crash for The New York Review of Books.
And over at the London Review of Books, Sheila Heti on Adelle Waldman’s The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
Writing down every meal you eat, if only so you don’t forget.
“Some uses of A/B testing are clearly ethical. For example, if a company wants to know which shade of blue to use in their user interface, they might use A/B testing to try a few shades and measure user’s responses. This is ethical because no user is harmed, especially if the only result is that the service better serves users. Here’s another point that should be obvious: Some uses of A/B testing are clearly unethical.”
Read William Faulkner’s one-paragraph review of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. (He liked it.)
“Either forswear fucking others or the affair is over” and other notable opening lines.
Petra Collins interviews SHOCK VALUE DJ Juliana Huxtable.
I don’t want to love this but I do, I do, I do, I do.
ICYMI, Katie Roiphe asks: what if My Struggle were written by a woman?
Not to put too fine a point on it but this massive US airship looks like a huge butt.
I couldn’t sit through this squealing, retina-burning collaboration between Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips, but if you can, tell me how it went.