Tagged: Nonfiction

Lit rec #220: In the summer of 1991, Darcy Frey — then a 29-year-old freelance writer — ventured into the Coney Island projects, looking for a story. He’d end up spending a season with Abraham Lincoln High School’s storied basketball program and meeting a quartet of marvelous, nearly doomed teenagers — including a 14-year-old phenom named Stephon Marbury. (1994)

Coney Island basketball legends, including a 12 year old Stephon Marbury. Frey followed them for years. THE LAST SHOT by Darcy Frey.

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Lit rec #217: “In the discourse of today’s financial backers of research, the only credible goal is power. Scientists, technicians, and instruments are purchased not to find truth, but to augment power.” (1978)

Slender portable genius. The call for smaller narratives. THE POSTMODERN CONDITION: A REPORT ON KNOWLEDGE by Jean-Francois Lyotard

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Lit rec #196: What is authenticity? “Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: Its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be.” (1935).

Be productive, read this essay this weekend. Groundbreaking, witty. “ART IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL PRODUCTION” by Walter Benjamin.

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