Claire

June 7, 2021

Phantom of the Paradise dir. by Brian De Palma (1974)

Phantom of the Opera + Faust + Hitchcock + Rocky Horror Picture Show + Frankenstein + The Little Mermaid + The Picture of Dorian Gray ==
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May 31, 2021

烏 なぜ啼くの // 恐怖分子

烏 なぜ啼くの (Karasu naze nakuno) my grandfather texted me a couple weeks ago to ask if I remembered a Japanese nursery song he taught me when I was a kid: I can't read or understand Japanese, so this is a completely Google Translate-assisted convo: he asks if I remember the song, and I reply of course, and with a video I found on YouTube T...
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May 24, 2021

kwee's week in reading

There was a point this week where I noticed a lot of what I was reading and holding onto was intersecting under a wider umbrella: the implications and human cost of tech scalability/accessibility; technology as mere reflection, catalyst, and/or driver of wider ills in society; how we understand/learn about tech's externalities and hold...
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May 17, 2021

kwee's week in photos

645am light I had never seen Jumanji before 🦇🐒🦟🦁🦏🐘🐊 Just the right amount of tackiness/wackiness for a drive-in A 13-yo Kirsten Dunst ⭐ Enjoyed a fruity sour beer descriptively named Purple Beer at local brewery High Nine a fine English breakfast fry: chipolatas, baked beans, mash, bacon, fried eggs, buttered toast, fried tomato, iced ...
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May 10, 2021

the rotten egg trope

eggs as insult In Mandarin, there are a whole host of insults based around the word egg. This was very funny to my brothers and me growing up as we had only the most basic awareness of Chinese: • húndàn (混蛋, mixed egg), wándàn (完蛋, finished egg), wángbādàn (王八蛋, this one is a very complicated reference to turtles that also somehow gets...
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May 3, 2021

kwee's week in photos

Solaris / 2001 Solaris / Upstream Color via Kneipp's Lavender Bath Oil a conversation between Gloria Steinem and Vanessa Springora, the latter of whom wrote the completely devastating and spell-binding book Consent 小白菜 (baby bok choy) my absolute favorite vegetable finally the streets of new york city are rightfully tarred and feathere...
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April 26, 2021

kwee's week in photos

livin' in a box summer interlude they are beauty, they are grace, they are elegance and taste happy birthday brudda Meet Dante, A Rhodesian Ridgeback that once won Best in Show my beautiful beautiful friend Reid released the most delightful music video for his song, Pillow Song, on Friday mangod
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April 19, 2021

🌫

it was a dark, heavy, relentless week. Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, the continuing trauma of George Floyd's murder at the Derek Chauvin trial. The villainization of victims, the villainization of justified outrage. brutality at the protests protesting police brutality, brutality all the way down. Jim Pagels. An urbanist and bike safety ...
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April 12, 2021

🍝 rao's pronounced ray-oh's 🍝

in 2016, I became aware of Rao's in two different ways and I don't remember which came first. 1. one night I came home to my roommate making a nice heaping plate of simple spaghetti and tomato sauce. I sat down to say hello and he proudly showed me the tomato sauce he was using: Rao's. He said this was the very best tomato sauce, a tru...
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April 5, 2021

love letter to cinema culture in nyc

at my happiest, - I'm going to the movies several times a week (mainly repertory) - only a few people are at the screening - I'm able to sit in my favorite seat and exit quickly through a quiet little side door - I recognize a person or two and we might say a brief hello between screenings and there's no better place to do this than in...
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