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16 de septiembre, 2018

5 cosas por las que ha merecido la pena estar vivo esta semana (2)

 

1.

 

La serie Furniture Bondage, de Melanie Bonajo.

 

 

2.

 

La entrevista de Isaac Chotiner al editor del New York Review of Books, Ian Buruma, al respecto de la publicación de un ensayo de Jian Ghomes.

 

Un extracto:

 

"I met, through another editor, many months ago, Jian Ghomeshi, whom I hadn’t met before and who told me his story and said that he was interested in writing about it. I was interested in the subject, which as we discussed then, the first time I saw him, was what it was like to be, as it were, at the top of the world, doing more or less what you like, being a jerk in many ways, and then finding your life ruined and being a public villain and pilloried. This seemed like a story that was worth hearing—not necessarily as a defense of what he may have done. But it is an angle on an issue that is clearly very important and that I felt had not been exposed very much." 

 

El texto completo aquí.

 

3.

 

La pieza de Valerie Stivers en The Paris Review donde cuenta la dieta alimenticia de David Foster Wallace  -aquí-.

 

Un extracto:

 

"The writer David Foster Wallace (1962–2008) didn’t really eat food. When I met him, in 1996, when I was twenty-three years old, I really couldn’t cook, though it wouldn’t have occurred to me to consider this something we had in common. Wallace, who died by suicide on September 12, 2008, ten years ago today, burst into fame in the late eighties with experimental metafictions that took on the modern junk culture of advertising, celebrity, addiction, and alienation through technology. He struggled with those entities himself and was famous among his acquaintances for living mainly on packaged foods. Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story, the excellent Wallace biography by D. T. Max, is littered with information like “he lived on chocolate pop tarts and soda” and “he had a love of showering, Diet Dr Pepper and blondies” and “there were only blondies and mustard in the fridge.” In 1995, the journalist David Streitfeld saw a kitchen with little more in it than a case of Dinty Moore beef stew and elicited the confidence from Wallace that “what’s really sick is I like to eat it cold.”

 

4.

 

"Sonica USA", el single adelanto del último disco de Alejando Escovedo.

 

 

 

5.

 

Este artículo de Jessica Valenti en Medium titulado "Kids Don’t Damage Women’s Careers — Men Do", sobre la negligencia de los hombres y que comienza así.

 

"One of the most pernicious modern myths about motherhood is that having kids will damage your career. Women are told that we need to choose between our jobs or our children, or that we’ll spend our most productive work years “juggling” or performing a “balancing act.”

 

For those of us uninterested in circus tricks, a bit of perspective: It’s not actually motherhood or kids that derail women’s careers and personal ambitions — it’s men who refuse to do their fair share."

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