curated by hannah fidell / @holafidel / www.hannahfidell.com
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'Go West'
and you did. 
to that sun drenched state of California, 
built on the dream of a better life. 
(because, you know, life can always be better)
you met a man,
found love 
(if only love was some object that could be lost and found…like behind a wine glass, or under the rug)
no, it wasn’t just the sex-
not this time. not with him.
i watch you mourn 
for what could have been
my poor brokenhearted friend…
wasn’t it perfect? 
wasn’t it the best goddamn love you’ve ever known?
(for now)
Barry Sutton


Barry Sutton

(Source: saatchiart)

pitchfork:

Watch James Franco and Seth Rogen’s shot-for-shot remake of Kanye and Kim’s “Bound 2” video.

pitchfork:

Watch James Franco and Seth Rogen’s shot-for-shot remake of Kanye and Kim’s “Bound 2” video.

Oh u didn’t know I used to figure skate? Still a member of the USFSA and now a proud member of the LA Figure Skating Club. See u on the ice.

Oh u didn’t know I used to figure skate? Still a member of the USFSA and now a proud member of the LA Figure Skating Club. See u on the ice.

hannahfidell:

SAN FRANCISCO — “This picture is about having everything I want. I don’t have to struggle—but I want to struggle. I wish I could say I was interested in changing the human condition, but everything I see tells me nothing will work especially if it gets in the way of my happiness,” 1982.
(photo by Jim Goldberg)

hannahfidell:

SAN FRANCISCO — “This picture is about having everything I want. I don’t have to struggle—but I want to struggle. I wish I could say I was interested in changing the human condition, but everything I see tells me nothing will work especially if it gets in the way of my happiness,” 1982.

(photo by Jim Goldberg)

This is basically what I do all day long.

The dudes over at Oscilloscope are releasing (my favorite music video director…sorry Michel Gondry/Spike Jonze/Melina…) Romain Gavras’s debut feature film: OUR DAY WILL COME. I’ve been looking forward to seeing this film for a long, long time. 

My favorite music video of his (and possibly of all time): BAD GIRLS by MIA (cool ‘making the video’ here)

My second favorite music video of his: STRESS by JUSTICE

My third favorite music video of his: THE AGE OF THE UNDERSTATEMENT by THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS

A few thoughts on the past couple of days since posting about my own experience with rape: I’m deeply upset (although I guess I shouldn’t be since it fits in with all the statistics out there) by just how many friends and acquaintances have told me that they too were raped by someone they knew. This is such a terribly complicated societal issue with no clear solutions…but I think what is important to remember here is that each and every “survivor” is MUCH more than just someone who was raped. Sure, it plays a part in all of our lives, but it is just that…a part. And for me, at this time, what happened (as terrible as it was and for how much it has shaped my current life) is just that…in the past. There are so many labels that I give to myself (filmmaker, photographer, music lover, corgi owner…) before I would even use the words “rape survivor”… just some food for thought. So, and perhaps I speak just for myself, by posting about Daisy Coleman and my rape I am not seeking sympathy…just trying to get the word out there that this is something that happens to people of all races, genders and age…its also something that happens across socio-economic divides and regardless of education level. 

For more reading regarding all of this please see Amanda Hess’s and Emily Bazalon’s columns on slate’s xx factor blog. 

Sometimes I take photos. You can find a few of them here

Sometimes I take photos. You can find a few of them here

I’m going to need a pet seal STAT. 

Twin Shadow’s cover of Bruce Springsteen’s I’m On Fire is great.

Barbara Mason’s You Never Loved Me (At All)

If I didn’t eat so much ice cream I would totally buy this crop top. ;( 

If I didn’t eat so much ice cream I would totally buy this crop top. ;( 

Required reading

Required reading