Thanks #laartsonline magazine for the pie plate & screening of #LaborDay movie. “Labor Day” is probably Jason Reitman’s best film to date. I was surprised at the strong sense of humor/irony and the seemingly natural story. Great acting of course, and I also dug 1987 New England and the setting. Lastly, I loved the jokes about going to Friendly’s and getting Fribbles. Thumbs way up!

Update 12: IN PRODUCTION · KIM JONG IL: The Unauthorized Autobiography

I’m so glad I backed this indie book! What’s wrong with me? Why do I love to know about only the most horrible people, yet I don’t slow down for car wrecks?  

Update 12: IN PRODUCTION · KIM JONG IL: The Unauthorized Autobiography

“Her” was truly amazing. A movie I saw alone as I thought it was one of those movies you just should see alone. Such an open imagination and a truthful romance. I was taken to a place in which sensual thoughts actually meant something along with so many wild philosophies mixed down into a musical, poetic, visually amazing script. (at Vista Theater)

We read less and skim more as the Internet occupies more of our lives. And there’s a link between selfhood and reading slowly, rather than scanning for quick information, as the Web encourages us to do. Recent work in sociology and psychology suggests that reading books, a private experience, is an important aspect of coming to know who we are.

David Mikics, “In Praise of (Offline) Slow Reading,” The New York Times (via gracebello)

I have to agree…but I still love reading on my Kindle…

I’ve been reading Karen Green’s unique/brilliant memoir “Bough Down.” I got it for Christmas and it turns out she’s going to be a guest speaker in one of my classes at CalArts. Am I psychic or what? I love many things about this book. The sparse and original language for one, it really helps me think of the absence of certain words and or moments. Sometimes more is less, and sometimes more is more. It’s also refreshing to see a memoir be told in both text and visual art. 2014 is starting out to be a good one so far…