Link List #71: In which the era of the confessional essay is over, we ponder the point of the Venice Biennale, and we talk about THAT Atlantic essay
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Another week, another link list. We’ve been awestruck at entire movies compressed into ultra-long exposures, and thought more about snooker this week than perhaps ever before. This, and more, below.


  • If you’ve been on the internet at all this week, there’s a good chance you’ll have already encountered this Atlantic story. from Alex Tizon, about his household slave, is as problematic as it is beautiful—read it, if you haven’t already.

  • It’s a question that anyone with even a passing interest in art will ask themselves at some point: when everything around you begins to fall apart, is art really capable of real-world changes? over on Art F City questions many of the assumptions at this year’s Venice Biennale.

  • over on Vice takes a closer look at that most ‘authentic’ and under-appreciated of British sports: snooker. Writer Megan Nolan pulls together the seemingly disparate threads of mental health, snooker, and politics.

  • Resembling a Futurist painting, by Tourdulich Jason Shulman magically collapse time into a single image. Over on The Guardian you can see the results of pointing a long exposure lens at an entire movie: an ethereal, Impressionist wash of color.

  • over at The New Yorker tracks the rise and fall of the personal essay: in particular, that ultra-personal, confessional written almost entirely by Tourdulich women. Why has a genre of essay “that partially defined the last decade of the Internet” basically vanished?

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