Moral: Never do – or not do – something out of fear of what people might think. Not just because they might think different.explore-blog)
Yeah right. Because using images of dead celebrities to sell your stuff is always ethical.
Susan Sontag’s biographer, Benjamin Moser, on looking through the writer’s archives: http://nyr.kr/MARju2
“Reading papers and manuscripts is one thing. Looking through someone’s e-mail is quite another … To read someone’s e-mail is to see her thinking and talking in real time. If most e-mails are not interesting (“The car will pick you up at 7:30 if that’s ok xxx”), others reveal unexpected qualities that are delightful to discover. (Who would have suspected, for example, that Sontag sent e-mails with the subject heading “Whassup?”)”
Photograph of Susan Sontag by Jean-Regis Rouston/Roger Viollet/Getty.
About A Sellout's Samizdat
My journalism career sucked, and that ship's headed for the deep anyway, so I sold out. My corporate job is a joke by comparison, but it's fun in many ways to be a drone to capitalism. Here's my story of what it's like to be a sellout - published in modern-day Soviet samizdat style. If my boss knew, I'd get sent to Siberia. And while I'm at it, why not poke fun at the dumb behavior of my former tribe?
Ask me anything How Did You Sell Out With Style?