If you read one thing today, make it James Baldwin on the creative process and the artist’s responsibility to society.
99U culls 10 creative habits you should steal from worthy models like Cheryl Strayed, James Victore, and Ze Frank – details on each at the link.
How do we measure humans’ impact on the earth? “Climate Vortex Sutra,” by the photographer David Benjamin Sherry, presents pristine landscapes in unnatural hues to suggest our distortive geological footprint.
Photographs courtesy David Benjamin Sherry and Salon 94, New York
I have the best memories of marigolden and I blasting ATDI but this song specifically in middle school.
I had a friend whose experience
Was riddled with scars
Who got drunk one night
In the trunk of Louie P.’s car
I had a friend who’d love to scare you
As was his affections
And tremble you did
Cause you weren’t worthy of his friendship
I had a friend, but now
He’s stranded on the Mesa st. exit
And sometimes I’m jealous
Cause I’m still at the intersection
I had a friend whose heart was too heavy to hold
Yes there’s blood on the median
Like a boat without oars
Man I still have that atdi mix you made me!
Loch Hope, Sutherland
Picture: Max Milligan (via The Soul of Scotland: photographs by Max Milligan - Telegraph)