The contract of love signs itself on the lips. (Le contrat de l'amour - Se signe sur les lèvres)
Confessional writing — from Augustine to Jia Tolentino — turns desire into discourse. But why is it so so dominant now
“This is : that we persist, published or not, and loved or unloved. We persist.” ... miracle of writing
In a new book of essays, offers advice for getting through the pandemic: “Think, reflexively, of whoever suffers
This clip of Leta Powell Drake interviewing 80s TV & movie stars like Tom Hanks, Telly Savalas, and Gene Hackman is incredible. She was obviously not intimidated by celebrity — leaning in closely to Hackman, she says: “You’ve done some brilliant pictures and you’ve done some stinkers.” And that’s not even her worst burn.
The clips were compiled from interviews that she did for the TV station KOLN/KGIN in Lincoln, NE when celebs would come through town to promote their latest thing. History Nebraska has a full archive of these interviews available on YouTube.
Here’s a video profile of Drake from 2014and a recent profile. She’s in the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame (alongside Johnny Carson, Tom Brokaw, and Dick Cavett), played a character called Kalamity Kate on TV for several years, and also won city championships in horseshoes, golf, and bowling.