Saturday, March 18, 2023

Cold River

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

-Marilyn Monroe

You were about to die … And you are here living despite it all


Why The Mysterious Book Manuscript Thief Did It

In court papers, former Simon & Schuster staffer Filippo Bernardini is quoted as saying, "I never leaked these manuscripts. I wanted to keep them closely to my chest and be one of the fewest to cherish them before anyone else, before they ended up in bookshops." - The Bookseller (UK)

Diane Arbus’s photography of the socially marginalized is not revolutionary, but it does have a leveling effect  Arbus  »

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