OPB: rape possibly in decline, immigrations being massacred, and James Salter
Via marginal revolution the idea that internet pornography has decreased the likely hood of being raped (the m revolutionaries suggest caution when interpreting this one), but still this is an interesting idea. For me fantasies build from simulation, pornography advertises sex and makes me feel more likely to sexually molest someone, that a possible percentage of the population is satisfied enough with self stimulation and borrowed fantasies to possibly relieve a libidinal load says a lot about the significant difference in the way fantasies work. Good work internet!
via global voices 59 bodies found in mass grave in border state, the same state had an earlier massacre of 79 potential immigrants to the U.S. My first impression was that this was some type of U.S. border patrol thing being held from the U.S. media, but apparently Mexicans carry out these mass killing of potential immigrants frequently.
Finally, the Paris Review has a lot of great stuff. I love the day in the life piece about the editor of Paper hanging out with Duran Duran, but I was unaware of James Salter, a minimalist with a peculiar sense of the line. A lot of my writing bears witness to minimalists and borrows from Gibson, but Salter’s work is sketches with a firm hand the hard details of emotion as if history rains down sensations on a place. The Paris Review has made some of his short stories available.
It is Songkran here, water parties are go! Will be throwing water balloons soon.
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