"The bragging was the worst. I hear this in schools all over the country, in cafés and restaurants, in bars, on the Internet, for Pete’s sake, on buses, on sidewalks: Women yammering about how little they eat. Oh, I’m Starving, I haven’t eaten all day, I think I’ll have a great big piece of lettuce, I’m not hungry, I don’t like to eat in the morning (in the afternoon, in the evening, on Tuesdays, when my nails aren’t painted, when my shin hurts, when it’s raining, when it’s sunny, on national holidays, after or before 2 A.M.). I heard it in the hospital, that terrible ironic whine from the chapped lips of women starving to death, But I’m not hun-greeee. To hear women tell it, we’re never hungry. We live on little Ms. Pac-Man power pellets. Food makes us queasy, food makes us itchy, food is too messy, all I really like to eat is celery. To hear women tell it we’re ethereal beings who eat with the greatest distaste, scraping scraps of food between our teeth with our upper lips curled.
For your edification, it’s bullshit."
Katherine Dunham, dancer, choreographer, author, educator, and social activist,
"It is an extremely common mistake - people think the writer’s imagination is always at work, that he is constantly inventing an endless supply of incidents and episodes, that he simply dreams up his stories out of thin air. In point of fact, the opposite is true. Once the public know you are a writer, they bring the characters and events to you."
-Todavía estoy esperando a que me llame y se explique.
-Pero si llevabas pasando de él tres semanas.
-Así tengo una excusa para mandarle a la mierda.
"Lejos de todo, lejos de ti."
First Spring, for Prada, 2010 - Yang Fudong
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Directed by Yang Fudong
For Prada, Spring/Summer, 2010
Gao Xiu Li
"First Spring is Pradas collaboration with pioneering Chinese artist Yang Fudong.
Featuring young men gathered in Shanghai, dressed in Prada menswear, the black and white film portrays a timeless, dreamlike realm where anything is possible.
Inspired by the Chinese adage that the whole years work depends on a good start in spring, this bold and beautiful film represents an exciting new direction for Pradas visual communications at the start of this decade.” prada.com
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