we will kiss the sun

Enjoy the stories, admire the craft. Then put it in your backpack and go. As far as you can, for as long as you can afford it. Preferably someplace where you have to think in one language and buy groceries in another. Get a job there. Rent a room. Stick around. Do something. If it doesn’t work out, do something else. Whatever it is, you will be able to use it in the stories you will write later. And if that story turns out to be about grungy sex in an East Coast dorm room with an emotionally withholding semiotics major, that’s okay. It will be a better story for the fact that you have been somewhere and carried part of it home with you in your soul.

—Geraldine Brooks, 2011

Overnight, the World Wide Web weaves tightly around you. A novelty at first, then invaluable, then life support, then heroin.

—Richard Powers, 2010

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A look at Jonathan Saruk’s photographs of cinema culture in Afghanistan, where going to the movies was previously one of the many activities banned by the Taliban: link.

Top: Moviegoers watch a Pakistani film at Pamir Cinema, in Kabul’s old

Center-Left: Screening an Indian film at Ariana Cinema, in Pashtunistan Square, Kabul, December, 2010.

Center-Right: Park Cinema employees, November, 2010.city, November, 2010.

Bottom: Winding a reel at Temorshahee Cinema, in Kabul’s old city, June, 2011.

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I LOVE YOU, PHILIPPINES. I WANNA TAKE CARE OF YOU WHEN I GROW UP.

A Day

Where were you thinking when you were not smoking that cigarette or not drinking that warm beer in a bottle? How briefly or calmly did you see the flashbacks of floating tree trunks (fully swimming in the sea two streets away)? When (or is it more appropriate to ask what) was the taste of water in a three-month electricity-free light-deprived self-sustaining Pacific-facing province? Why is there this now and will the now this be the future? Who will you be in the previous years?

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“Return to Sender is a funny photo series by photographer Tommy Kha that takes a unique approach to self-portraiture. Rather than taking a straight-forward image of himself, the Memphis-based photographer presents himself engaged in a one-sided kiss with dozens of strangers in various locales. Funny enough, it’s the other person in each shot that is fully committed to the smooch as Kha stands motionless.”see more here

Return to Sender is a funny photo series by photographer Tommy Kha that takes a unique approach to self-portraiture. Rather than taking a straight-forward image of himself, the Memphis-based photographer presents himself engaged in a one-sided kiss with dozens of strangers in various locales. Funny enough, it’s the other person in each shot that is fully committed to the smooch as Kha stands motionless.”

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Yet these thoughts appear and disappear during the How to Disappear Completely because it ultimately very difficult. It is perhaps impossible to piece together the fragments of this film into a logical whole. But that is the wrong approach. How to Disappear Completely is not a film that you must understand, but one has to feel. (Sophie Charlotte Rieger)

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Milano, il mio amore. Ci vediamo presto.(8.11.2013)

Milano, il mio amore. Ci vediamo presto.

(8.11.2013)