Posts Tagged ‘tattoos’
March 22, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
- Chinua Achebe has died at eighty-two.
- The Guardian rereleases a stirring interview with the Nigerian literary giant.
- (Yes, the words “things have fallen apart” have been, appropriately, invoked.)
- An Oxford University librarian has been fired after students staged a textbook Harlem shake on her unwitting watch.
- It’s been a while since we gawked at literary tattoos. If you feel this lack keenly, this one’s for you.
February 12, 2013 | by Zeke Turner
One morning my first summer in Berlin, I woke up alone in a park with a piece of sweaty plastic wrap around my forearm. I still had the tattoo. I still didn’t have my keys.
Fabian had given me the tattoo lying in his bed the night before. We met in a club thirty-six hours earlier, on Sunday afternoon, after I tried to pick up his roommate, a brooding Austrian boy with shoulder-length blond hair who was sitting alone away from the dance floor. He had a homemade tattoo of a sword on his wrist. His roommate had made it, he said, and did I want to meet him? They both turned out to be straight, and we spent the rest of the day dancing together and sharing our drinks and our cigarettes and whatever else we had.
Another Sunday afternoon dancing at the same club, a Portuguese friend stopped me and asked, “Americans come here for the freedom, right?” Another Sunday there, a Scottish boy asked me if I moved to Berlin “just to have fun.” Usually in these situations I say, “I guess so.” Nobody with pupils that size could have patience for a real answer. Read More »
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