July 25, 2014
July 9-12, 2014
July 6-9, 2014
That weird band I like is back.
What are the qualities that make a work “relatable,” and why have these qualities come to be so highly valued? Rebecca Mead writes: http://nyr.kr/1tCReIz
“The concept of identification implies that the reader or viewer is, to some degree at least, actively engaged with the work in question: she is thinking herself into the experience of the characters on the page or screen or stage.
But to demand that a work be ‘relatable’ expresses a different expectation: that the work itself be somehow accommodating to, or reflective of, the experience of the reader or viewer.”
Photograph by Alex Majoli/Magnum.
I relate to this.
The furthest possible point from the next performance review!
"That’s what you want to eat? Slices of bread and hunks of cheese?"
"It shocks me how few people read The Hot Zone when they were ten years old like I did. I just broke the news of how Ebola works to someone. They aren’t happy.”
"A great cleansing fire of Ebola. Yeah, how was every kid not obsessed with lethal monkey disease?”
"Who am I to not be into cleansing fires? And yeah. Come on, people.”