Who and what are these unknown people? I ask. I could make a dozen stories of what he said, of what she said — I can see a dozen pictures. But what are stories? Toys I twist, bubbles I blow, one ring passing through another. And sometimes I begin to doubt if there are stories. What is my story?

The Waves by Virginia Woolf (via lostdoorkeys)

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Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.

Ira Glass to Lifehacker. I’m Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work.

Quick tip for things to do immediately post-interview:

When I come out of an interview, I jot down the things I remember as being my favorite moments. For an hour-long interview usually it’s just four or five moments, but if out I’m reporting all day, I’ll spend over an hour at night typing out every favorite thing that happened. This is handier than you might think. Often this short list of favorite things will provide the backbone to the structure to my story.

Read through for the gear This American Life uses and its editing process.

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Anonymous asked:

Just wondered if you knew where the video is for the interview with Natasha Lyonne and Yael Stone when Natasha is asked about who she would have as her prison wife? I tried the link on your post but its been taken down because of copyright now :(

It was from OITNB’s PaleyFest panel. Looks like video of full thing isn’t available anymore on Paley’s site and they took down the ripped YouTube version. :( Unless anyone else knows where it’s available on some other corner of the Internet…


Big congrats to Kate McKinnon for her Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series.

Look here Vita — throw over your man, and we’ll go to Hampton Court and dine on the river together and walk in the garden in the moonlight and come home late and have a bottle of wine and get tipsy, and I’ll tell you all the things I have in my head, millions, myriads — They won’t stir by day, only by dark on the river. Think of that. Throw over your man, I say, and come.

On this final day of LGBT Pride Month, revisit the most beautiful LGBT love letters of all time – featuring Virginia Woolf (above), Oscar Wilde, Margaret Mead, Allen Ginsberg, and more. (via explore-blog)