this week we bring you everything you’ve ever wanted: a fried chicken recipe, news of the world’s first family robot, and a book about multinational vampires. enjoy!
the year is 1987, the setting is a 7-11 near disneyland. a big gulp costs 59 cents. the atmosphere is congenial and dream-like: “hey,” a couple of kids with a camera say, “we’re filming people in a 7-11. how are you doing tonight?”
the lit is doing fine tonight. the lit knows scar-jo is post-human but lupita nyong’o loves her skin.
and francine harris writes, “we are all sappy dad aren’t we?” Also: “I mom of you. I mom of you a lot.”
much news this week: a new luxury apartment complex in bushwick is called Colony 1209. terrified by time and yet aware that it is money, the rich own watches. thomas pynchon is asked to edit the simpons’ script. In crossing our “no wonder Homer is such a fat ass,” Pynchon writes: “Sorry guys, Homer is my role model and I won’t speak ill of him.”
from emoji poems to liner notes to kustom kar kommados, this week’s lit links brings you no end of media saturation.
for my mama with love, Zanele Muholi