When they were introduced, he made a witticism, hoping to be liked. She laughed extremely hard, hoping to be liked. Then each drove home alone, staring straight ahead, with the very same twist to their faces.
The man who introduced them didn’t like either of them, though he acted as he did, anxious as he was to preserve good relations at all times. One never knew, after all, now did one now did one now did one.
By David Foster Wallace, "A Radically Condensed History of Postindustrial Life," from Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (via lifeinpoetry)
Actresses that I absolutely adore - I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?
Forced to examine ourselves in ways many normally avoid, Rituals as a project sought to capture the moment in which we our lives become devoid of distraction and we become intimately aware of ourselves. By photographing people’s personal beauty rituals I attempted to capture this awareness, this intimacy that occurs only when one is forced to examine their own body, the most basic thing that is theirs, and build upon it.
Have you heard about the 1st Annual David Foster Wallace Conference? It’s put on by Illinois State University and will be held in Normal, IL on May 23, 2014. I reached out to them and asked if I could design the logo. This is what I came up with.