Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"I'm not blaming the girl, but..."

Hey Serena: just some advice. In the future, go ahead and put a full stop after "girl" in the sentence above, quoted in this article where you discuss the Steubenville rape. And then just shut the hell up.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday evening ruminations...

"It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing." Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

I am working on an article that is, in part, about noir/hard-boiled fiction. These lines keep running through my head. They are some of my favorite from the book because they tell you so much about Jake Barnes and because they are, frankly, true. (They are also part of the header to the critical article I am taking notes on right now.) My usual Sunday evening moodiness is adding to their resonance, I suppose.

Anyway, back to work I go.