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Peter Hujar’s Elegy for New York City in the 1980s

Peter Hujar, “Gay Liberation Front Poster Image” (1969), gelatin silver print, 18 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches (image), The Morgan Library & Museum, © Peter Hujar Archive, LLC

Hujar’s photographs document the effervescent creative spirit that pulsed through the East Village as the AIDS crisis unfolded.

Source: Peter Hujar’s Elegy for New York City in the 1980s

The iPhone X | Daring Fireball

The iPhone X is not the work of an overcautious company. It’s a risk to so fundamentally change the most profitable platform in the world. But Apple is gambling on the taste of the team who lived with the iPhone X during its development. Ossification is a risk with a platform as popular and successful as the iPhone — fear of making unpopular changes can lead a platform vendor to make no significant changes. Another risk, though, is hubris — making changes just for the sake of making changes that show off how clever the folks at Apple still are.

After two months using an iPhone X, I’m convinced Apple succeeded. The iPhone X is a triumph, a delightful conceptual modernization of a ten-year-old platform that, prior to using the iPhone X, I didn’t think needed a modernization. Almost nothing7 about the iPhone X calls undue attention to its cleverness. It all just seems like the new normal, and it’s a lot of fun. – Daring Fireball

remembering; and with the aid of; ventilation; and production; the poem by Christian Hawkey | Academy of American Poets


remembering; and with the
aid of; ventilation; and
production; the poem

Christian Hawkey

 

must balance; this risk; a tablet; peak plasma; the first alphabet;
with the clinical need; finger-sized; it makes sense; the fingers;
were the first; to make sense; this risk; 31 letters; the flower-visiting
species;
as opposed to; dung-feeding; the terminal phase; and the;
distribution phase; never; in my life; the relationship; logarithmic;
propriate or; propion; to make sense; this risk; and the;
as opposed to; had i imagined; that’s business; he was as soft as;
bill nodded; his neck trembling; a tablet; peak plasma; 31 letters;
throwing my body; the flower-visiting species; with the clinical need;
in front of; and with the aid of; that’s business; the distribution phase;
and the; on-coming; volunteers; reflected; in the moment of; the
fingers
the first alphabet; peak plasma; bill nodded; pooled analyses; in
my life;
this risk; the fingers; reappropriated; his neck trembling; numb

 

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Permission to Fail by Barry Schwabsky | The Nation

 

An installation view of Educational Complex (1995), Mike Kelley

Permission to Fail | The Nation.