MixShakePour: Ted Hughes’ “Last Letter”

Posted in Words by MixShakePour on October 7, 2010

To Sylvia Plath. Will be published in the New Statesman in today’s issue in London. Will have to wait until someone posts it on the internet. I can’t wait.

Edit: See it being read here

via The New Statesman


MixShakePour: Infinite Jest Infogram

Posted in Words by MixShakePour on October 5, 2010

I’m currently “reading” Infinite Jest. Reading is in quotations because after getting through 200 pages, the book has been sitting in my car for two months. 800 more pages to go! Agh.

Large version here

via GOOD

MixShakePour: The Awl+Yeah Yeah Yeahs+Pitchfork

Posted in Music, Words by MixShakePour on September 23, 2010

One of the best music articles I’ve read–all written via BlackBerry, nonetheless.

The Awl+Yeah Yeah Yeahs+Pitchfork

MixShakePour: Wordsworth

Posted in Music, Words by MixShakePour on August 30, 2010

I stumbled onto the blog and I love it. Music+English Lit degree.


MixShakePour: StoryCorps x Danny&Annie

Posted in Art, Boys, Film, Random, Tech, Video, Words, World by MixShakePour on August 19, 2010

I bawled.

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MixShakePour: “Words”, a Video Poem

Posted in Art, Film, Random, Tech, Travel, Video, Words by MixShakePour on August 16, 2010

“This brilliant lexico-associative piece is a nice reminder that the three-minute web vid has real artistic potential.

It was made by Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante to accompany Radiolab’s Words episode.”

via GOOD

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MixShakePour: James Franco on the cover of Esquire Magazine

Posted in Boys, Words by MixShakePour on August 11, 2010

James Franco is on the September cover of Esquire Magazine. The English degree (masters and on his way to PhD) is the icing on the cake.

MixShakePour: Kurt Vonnegut’s Advice to Writers

Posted in Random, Words by MixShakePour on August 6, 2010

“Don’t use semicolons. They stand for absolutely nothing. They are transvestite hermaphrodites. They are just a way of showing off. To show that you have been to college.”

So it goes.

via Kottke

MixShakePour: How to be Alone

Posted in Beautify, Film, Words by MixShakePour on August 4, 2010

MixShakePour: Prop 8 Ruling Overturned

Posted in Words by MixShakePour on August 4, 2010

It’s about time!

[Updated at 1:54 p.m.: “Plaintiffs challenge Proposition 8 under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment,” the judge wrote. “Each challenge is independently meritorious, as Proposition 8 both unconstitutionally burdens the exercise of the fundamental right to marry and creates an irrational classification on the basis of sexual orientation.”

Vaughn added: “Plaintiffs seek to have the state recognize their committed relationships, and plaintiffs’ relationships are consistent with the core of the history, tradition and practice of marriage in the United States.“

Ultimately, the judge concluded that Proposition 8 “fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples. … Because Proposition 8 prevents California from fulfilling its constitutional obligation to provide marriages on an equal basis, the court concludes that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.”]

via The Los Angeles Times