Beautiful geniuses Elissa Schappell (Blueprints for Building Better Girls) and Cheryl Strayed (Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things), on stage at last night’s event at Public Assembly. Their conversation was filled with memorable moments (surely someone will make “F*ck the comma!” merchandise immediately), thanks to them and to our band for the night, Sweet Soubrette.
Cheryl Strayed has become a bonafide feminist guru.
Last Thursday I waited in line for fifteen minutes at Public Assembly to get into a sold-out Largehearted Lit event featuring Cheryl, Elissa Schappell and musical act Sweet Soubrette. Inside, it was so packed that I could barely make my way to friends.
Sipping drinks, the mostly female and twenty-somethings in the crowd waited with giddy anticipation. They weren’t just there to see an author—they were there to meet someone they felt they already knew. As I mentioned the last time I saw Cheryl, her memoir Wild made even her (male) New York Times reviewer weep. Cheryl has an uncanny ability to connect through her words (see: her collection of advice columns Tiny Beautiful Things) with a combo of searing honesty and an insistence that people lift themselves up.
Via MOCAtv: “In 1965, Sol LeWitt wrote fellow sculptor Eva Hesse a four-page letter of encouragement, urging her to stop doubting herself and to simply continue making her work. Despite the fact that some would consider their friendship unlikely, the two sculptors were close friends and wrote to each other frequently about their ideas, work, and personal lives from 1960 until Hesse’s death ten years later. Often quoted, LeWitt’s letter has become a source of inspiration and a vote of confidence for many artists the world over.
Producer Aaron Rose (Beautiful Losers, Become a Microscope) worked with punk rock band Rancid to remake LeWitt’s words into a bold and boisterous song. With wild and wavy LeWitt-inspired animation, this video energetically embodies the message of its writer.”
Read the original letter in full: http://blog.art21.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/sol-eva-letter.pdf
What’s The Buzz? NYC Indie Rockers Sweet Soubrette Kick Off Little Brooklyn Bridge Festival On 11 MAY, Bringing Brooklyn Palor Rock to Los Angeles for Multi-Venue Concert Series! http://blog.horizonvumusic.com/?p=9603
I made a comic that is just a great big illustrated pun
Anne of Cleves Gables! So good.
at Pete’s Candy Store
Photo by George Fuller III
Video shoot pix by Emily Raw.