Monday, February 24, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
In the early 19th Century, Marcel Proust was given a questionnaire called "an album to record thoughts and feelings," also known as a "confession album." At the time, it was popular among English families to assure that the man or woman was marriage worthy and bona fide. Written in 1890, it was discovered in 1924, and in 2003 auctioned for over 100,000 euros.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A shameless admission and story by Seattle filmmaker Shaun Scott
One night while riding Seattle's Light Link Rail, a lanky, consternated, black adolescent took a seat next to me and began writing in a bound leather notebook. He held his pen as fiercely as a grudge, his stringy forearm muscles pronounced themselves with each stroke, the blank white sheet filling in with words at an alarming rate as our train sped sideways into Seattle night.