Jon Lee Anderson on Egypt’s unfulfilled revolution and its many demons: http://nyr.kr/12L8hp8
"Depending on one’s perspective, Egypt is either in a political limbo or an extended purgatory, with the devils long contained in its national Pandora’s box having been loosened from their chains in the nether regions of the country’s psyche."
Photograph by Hassan Ammar/AP
This is the cutest picture I’ve seen in my entire life omfg
Alibi, 58” x 72”, oil, enamel and shellac on canvas, 2013, by Samantha Keely Smith.
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Mark Ruffalo, Jim Carrey and Kirsten Dunst on the set of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
When it comes to matters of love, it’s often platonic devotion that proves the most intimate and carries the most weight in one’s life. It’s the love stories of friendship, the decades-spanning, unbreakable connection to someone that stays around as lovers come and go. Yes, romantic love is an all-encompassing illness of the heart, but without a best friend to guide you, life becomes less tolerable. Cinema has long been awash in tales of romantic love, of course, but it’s rare to see a tale of love between two female best friends, especially one that genuinely shows what it is like to have that kind of soul mate, without whom everything else would be askew. But with Noah Baumbach’s latest film, Frances Ha, we see one woman’s journey of self-discovery, ignited by a fractured friendship.
Marlon Brando photographed by Ed Clark, 1949.