April 17, 2014
"Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."

one hundred years of solitude, gabriel garcia marquez, page 1.

RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of my favorite books of all time, and begins with one of the best opening sentences ever. I read it on a summer vacation in Panama as a teenager; it was the perfect setting. I’d read his magic sometimes out on my grandparents’ porch in the sticky humidity, other times under the mosquito netting on my bed at a relative’s farmhouse with the sounds of the jungle close by. It was perfect and his words were alive. He will be missed.

(via jessicaxmaria)

April 16, 2014

irobbstark:

The Virgin Suicides (1999)
"What we have here is a dreamer. Somebody out of touch with reality. When she jumped, she probably thought she’d fly."

(via suicideblonde)

April 16, 2014

We knew the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love, and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.

(Source: tarantenos, via suicideblonde)

April 16, 2014

"Elian’s Theme, Based on a True Story" - Leikeli47

I wrote a few kind words about rap newcomer Leikeli47’s last mixtape back in January, and my feelings haven’t changed. This song in particular is nothing but fire. Don’t sleep.

April 7, 2014

"Disco//Very" & "Keep It Healthy" - Warpaint

I’m decidedly indifferent about Warpaint, but this video embodies how I feel during the transition into spring. Obsession. 

April 1, 2014

"Don’t Wait" - Mapei

Mapei’s “Don’t Wait” came out a century ago, and today it FINALLY receives some sun-kissed visuals. A little context for those just hearing this song and her name for the first time: Mapei’s a singer-sometimes-rapper raised in Stockholm who used to sing back-up for Lykke Li. She’s going it alone now, and had one of the most inescapably catchy songs of last year with “Don’t Wait” (which likely paved the way for her new record deal with Columbia). Thankfully, someone threw some label dollars at her as this video is long overdue. Along with that new deal comes news of a debut album on the way. Keep your eye on Mapei.

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March 27, 2014

"Stay With Me" - Sam Smith

All the feels. I’ve been having quite the Adele-esque soulmate love affair with Sam Smith for what feels like ages, but in actuality it’s more like six months. If you’re not paying attention to this man now, don’t sleep. 

And peep my interview with Sam Smith from earlier this year.

March 27, 2014
"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry."

— A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (via aprilmayparker)

March 24, 2014

warnerarchive:

Leslie Howard and Bette Davis in It’s Love I’m After (1937)

(Source: lucynic83, via lesbowie)

March 24, 2014

"Rumble" - Kelis

Out of nowhere, Kelis’ Food slowly crept into my most anticipated albums of the year. Admittedly, I wasn’t really checking for Kelis as much after Flesh Tone, but this is a complete transformation for her that’s difficult to ignore. Unfortunately for Kelis, outside factors—Nas, her sex appeal, her at-times misunderstood attitude—have constantly overshadowed her elegantly soulful voice. But working with TV on the Radio’s David Sitek seems to have resulted in a sound especially catered to her voice, and it shows. Food is one to watch. (And, Kelis, if you stumble upon this: please, please, please, bring your food truck to NYC! That is all.)

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