My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-3-6) →
Bon Iver (16) The Bird and The Bee (5) Rilo Kiley (5) Andrew Bird (4) Camera Obscura (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
This American Life #317: Unconditional Love →
psychotherapy: Hard as it is to believe, during the early Twentieth Century, a whole school of mental health professionals decided that unconditional love was a terrible thing to give a child. The government printed pamphlets warning mothers against the dangers of holding their kids. The head of the American Psychological Association and even a mothers’ organization endorsed the position that...
“One of the things that was really difficult for me when my sister died...– Jill Bialosky, in ‘History of a Suicide,’ finds words to talk about the hush-hush topic of suicide - latimes.com
You are hereby invited to watch me face the firing squad.– Boris Pasternak, when handing off the manuscript of Doctor Zhivago to an Italian publisher. The New Criterion has a terrific article up about Pasternak, and the new English translation of Zhivago by Pevear and Volokhonsky. (via thebronzemedal)