The Paris Review

MORE IS MORE IS MORE IS MORE

The popularity of Ugly Design indicates that we're on the cusp of a new aesthetic moment, one that breaks with the oppressively omnipresent Scandi-chic, Kondo-approved, gray-everything minimalism.
GRAY IS THE DEEPEST COLOR

According to Eva Heller, in her "Psychologie de la Couleur," only one percent of people surveyed named gray as their favorite color. I feel, therefore, unique in my perversity. As though I have befriended someone hard to like.
'YOUR LETTER, MY BEAUTY, WAS A LITTLE SAD'

The romance of Camus and Casares is richer, if not sadder, when considered alongside the narratives of each of their work. There is an eerie doubling of life and art. Absurdity is the only certainty, and this is confirmed over and over again by coincidence and chance.
LOOK AT WHAT YOU MADE THEM DO

Producers, and by extension viewers, are fueling the psychosis by highlighting it, elevating it, while simultaneously opening every action to scrutiny, trapping the lunatics in a cycle of self-exploitation until the crack is exposed. Or maybe the shows forced a crack in people that wasn’t there before. Either way, the end result is the same.
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