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Kim Gordon getting licked by a horse on the Lower East Side late one night: It was just one of those moments that is the magic of New York. You can be at something like an art dinner, that is so refined, and then be walking in the street at night and something like this happens. It was a police horse and I poked my head in its trailer to look at it, and it licked my face. It was so thrilling! You would think a police horse would be sort of beaten down by the city. There’s something so mysterious about a horse anyway, and this one was so beautiful.
(Source: The New York Times)
This is amazing but the video sounds like he’s in a mall.
Stephen King on teaching kids to write
Also see King on writing and creative sleep – doubly poignant in the context of high school students, given how cognitively crippling current school schedules are in working against adolescents’ internal clocks.
"What if the things we wished for when we were desperate, vulnerable, and helpless—that we’d be avenged somehow, or that those who caused us suffering would suffer even worse—could happen? Willed into being by our thoughts? Mean girls find safety and power in numbers; there is a bond in a clique, and those groups make their own rules. They can cause change, they can alter the course of someone’s life, they can wreak havoc on another person’s psychology; however, they fail when their target is desperate, with nothing left to lose. This is true horror: alienating someone until they are somewhere between human and animal, fighting to survive, un-buffered by the comforts of others.”
—Tess Lynch on Carrie, from last year’s Halloween issue
(illustration by Brianna Ashby)