"Just write. It doesn’t matter what you write. Just sit at your desk and write."

Emma Thompson
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The ballerina Misty Copeland has had a meteoric rise under unique circumstances. Rivka Galchen writes.
Photograph by Pari Dukovic

‘Dance is not like the other arts. The words in a book stay in place, paintings barely fade, musical performances can be recorded. But watching a recording of dance is about as close to the real thing as reading “Eugene Onegin” in Google Translate. Dancers often restrain themselves, necessarily, during practice, but Cornejo and Copeland seemed to be leaping higher, and moving more articulately, than they did onstage. I had just seen three grand ballet performances in a row, but this harshly lit, uncostumed, and repeatedly interrupted performance was my favorite. It wasn’t simply the proximity, the sound of the shoes, the soothingly minor comments—“Your back arm tends to get behind you”; “A little more shoulder at the beginning, so it’s not so flat”—it was more the juxtaposition of the mundane and the magnificent.’

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The ballerina Misty Copeland has had a meteoric rise under unique circumstances. Rivka Galchen writes.

Photograph by Pari Dukovic

Dance is not like the other arts. The words in a book stay in place, paintings barely fade, musical performances can be recorded. But watching a recording of dance is about as close to the real thing as reading “Eugene Onegin” in Google Translate. Dancers often restrain themselves, necessarily, during practice, but Cornejo and Copeland seemed to be leaping higher, and moving more articulately, than they did onstage. I had just seen three grand ballet performances in a row, but this harshly lit, uncostumed, and repeatedly interrupted performance was my favorite. It wasn’t simply the proximity, the sound of the shoes, the soothingly minor comments—“Your back arm tends to get behind you”; “A little more shoulder at the beginning, so it’s not so flat”—it was more the juxtaposition of the mundane and the magnificent.’

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Artist Name: Dixie Leota
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Artist Name: Dixie Leota

Tumblr: http://dixieleota.tumblr.com/

"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that."

Lauren Bacall *Lipstick (via glamour)

"I am half child, half ancient."

Bjork  (via thatkindofwoman)

Pizza my heart

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Looking forward to it.

Movie of the Week

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In this video, Richard Brody discusses Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1950 classic “All About Eve.”

Will always be one of the very best.

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Each week, we share a themed collection of newly unlocked stories from the archive. In our Style Collection, you can find New Yorker classics about Coco Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Tavi Gevinson, and more.
Above: Gaultier at his headquarters. Photograph by Miles Aldridge.

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Each week, we share a themed collection of newly unlocked stories from the archive. In our Style Collection, you can find New Yorker classics about Coco Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Tavi Gevinson, and more.

Above: Gaultier at his headquarters. Photograph by Miles Aldridge.