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"As more and more people get vaccinated, Perel says, 'I think people will want to reconnect with what I call a healthy relationship to eros.' She doesn’t use “eros” as a strictly sexual term, she says, but to refer to 'a feeling of curiosity, aliveness, exploration – the happenstance, the chance encounter'."
Do you think journalists have more pressures now and would you say journalism is more difficult or just different than that time?
E.R.: It’s very different from that time. There wasn’t the constant churn of news. There weren’t goals to be met for traffic. You didn’t know how many people read an article that you’d worked on. The best you could do at that time was to sit on a subway and look over and see someone reading the story you’d worked on at New York Magazine. That was the top prize. It was quite freeing compared to nowadays, when everything is optimized for eyeballs.
“The lesson, I know now, is to relish the ride,” she offers readers.
“It’s not the first time I’ve had that experience, where there’s controversy swirling around something that I’m involved with at work, so that’s a muscle I’ve learned to flex—the muscle of putting my head down and trying to just focus.”
“If you look at masterpiece sculptures like Venus de Milo or David by Michelangelo, then you will know what I mean when I say find your ‘S-curve,’” Wu says. “Standing still is not that artsy, unless you are seducing robots.”
"Listening to Rowland talk about herself in this way felt refreshingly honest. She was unfiltered and, even better, unburdened. 'I’m at this place where … I’m not shushing,' she says, laughing. 'I’m not that girl! I’m not in that space in my life right now. I don’t feel that’s necessary.'"
"The album’s optimism towards love showcases Baraz at her most confident and mature, with a perspective that comes from experience and a willingness to try again."
"Love begins with pragmatic choices. Romance is phase two, if we’re lucky...I made a rule that I would always swipe left on anyone concealing rather than revealing."
It's been a few year years since Emeli Sande's ‘Long Live the Angels’ album came out but it still stands strong as one of my favorite albums
“Crushes thrive in small spaces,” writes the novelist Heidi Julavits in her book “The Folded Clock.” “Without the element of choice, and in conjunction with captivity, you find love, or at least you find lust.”
“Never count on a man,” her father had told her. “They will always let you down.” So she didn’t, and they still did.
Deborah Copaken: "There is use, I believe, in revealing personal stories and private moments as a stand-in for the universal private moments that all of us experience and wonder, 'Is it just me?'"
“Being the chip in the cookie, you are always in this situation where you are seeing things, hearing things … and you’re presented with a choice: what kind of chip am I going to be?” she explained. “Are you going to assimilate and allow all of this to go on? Or are you going to say something and immediately be other-ed? Are you going to say something? You know it’s wrong. Everyone knows it’s wrong.”