1. Happy birthday, Wallace Stevens (1879). I’ll try to remember this quote when I’m feeling overwhelmed: “Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.”
2. Go visit myvintagevogue.com before Conde Nast makes them take down the site for copyright infringement. Some of the dresses are so timeless:
3. I agree with this: “What we need is a word to describe ‘nostalgia for things we haven’t even experienced.’ Things like transistor radios, soda counters, and rabbit-eared televisions. Wes Anderson is a connoisseur of this sensation. No doubt the French have ten different words for it.” (From here, a blog about the production of Where the Wild Things Are.)
Oh, snap! Umm, hipsters are looking really young to me lately, too. 🙂
I agree with the sentiment in #3 — I have a weird affection for the 1930s and ’40s, for instance — but, um, I experienced transistor radios and rabbit ears when I was a kid. I’m not that old, am I?