matt pearce.

matt pearce.

National reporter for the Los Angeles Times; essays, journalism and poetry previously for the L.A. Review of Books, The New Inquiry, The Missouri Review, Salon, and others.

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east-of-west-la:

Bridge (Cesar Chavez)

east-of-west-la:

Bridge (Cesar Chavez)

fotojournalismus:

A young Palestinian man stands in his bedroom which was hit by an Israeli tank shell backdropped by destroyed houses during a short period of ceasefire in Shuja’iyya neighbourhood in east Gaza City on July 26, 2014. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

fotojournalismus:

A young Palestinian man stands in his bedroom which was hit by an Israeli tank shell backdropped by destroyed houses during a short period of ceasefire in Shuja’iyya neighbourhood in east Gaza City on July 26, 2014. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

And he
sinks towards summer, is lowered
into its dazzling crater, lowered
between fissures of moist green eons
trembling under the sun’s turbine.
- Tranströmer, “Prelude”
When the Great War broke out, it came to me not as a superlative tragedy, but as an interruption of the most exasperating kind to my personal plans
- The amazing first line of Vera Brittain’s Testament of Youth (via fernham)
aseaofquotes:

Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

aseaofquotes:

Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

proustitute:

Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Slaying Holofernes (detail), c. 1614-20

proustitute:

Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Slaying Holofernes (detail), c. 1614-20

Every year, if not every day, we have to wager our salvation upon some prophecy based upon imperfect knowledge.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes