“It is the form that allows a writer the greatest opportunity to explore human experience…For that reason, reading a novel is potentially a significant act. Because there are so many varieties of human experience, so many kinds of interaction between humans, and so many ways of creating patterns in the novel that can’t be created in a short story, a play, a poem or a movie. The novel, simply, offers more opportunities for a reader to understand the world better, including the world of artistic creation. That sounds pretty grand, but I think it’s true.”—Philip Roth, on the value of the printed text in a digital age.
“We are rich, privileged and strong, but they are willing to die. This is the edge they have, the fire of aggrieved belief. We live in a wide world, routinely filled with exchange of every sort, an open circuit of work, talk, family and expressible feeling. The terrorist, planted in a Florida town, pushing his supermarket trolley, nodding to his neighbour, lives in a far narrower format. This is his edge, his strength. Plots reduce the world. He builds a plot around his anger and our indifference. He lives a certain kind of apartness, hard and tight. This is not the self-watcher, the soft white dangling boy who shoots someone to keep from disappearing into himself. The terrorist shares a secret and a self. At a certain point he and his brothers may begin to feel less motivated by politics and personal hatred than by brotherhood itself. They share the codes and protocols of their mission here and something deeper, a vision of judgment and devastation.”—Don DeLillo, In The Ruins of The Future
Jeff Mills (born 18 June 1963 in Detroit, Michigan U.S.) is an influential American techno DJ and producer….
Amongst Glasgow’s clubbing intelligentsia, ‘Jeff Mills’ are slang for pills, aka ecstasy, since Mills has become a cult figure amongst clubbers in Glasgow, after attending Pressure, in The Arches, hosted by Slam.
One of my favourite new MC’s rapping over Souls of Mischief. His The Warm Up was one of my favourite mixtapes from last year, so he’s doing a Drake in that the pressure is on for the album. He reminds me of a young Nas….