Link 117: Love is Dead (As Usual), Plus an Important PSA

Not gonna lie: I loved these two as a couple and I’m sad to hear it’s over. I’ve been fond of Pattinson since seeing him in Cosmopolis. I went to a matinee, and at the start of the movie, there were four other patrons… and by the end of the film, I was enjoying a private screening. I liked it, though, and I like that Pattinson has transcended (repudiated?) his Twilight past.

Also… all this Harvey Weinstein news is bringin’ me down… The most horrifying thing about it is that a man doesn’t need HW’s level of power to get away with harassing, demeaning, and abusing women. Thank god for Sam Bee–I’ve watched this PSA four times already. It’s oddly soothing. Will likely watch a fifth (and sixth and …) time.

Link 9

Another Yeezy Season 4 link, because apparently I’m not done being annoyed by this.┬áIt was shallow, abusive, and meaningless when Vanessa Beecroft was doing it in galleries; and it’s shallow, abusive, and meaningless when Kanye West does it as “fashion.”

The Models at Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4 Show Deserved Better (The Cut) [I’d argue that all models–all women–deserve better, but West’s show was particularly egregious.]

Vanessa Beecroft Makes Me So Angry

And Kanye West makes me angry, too.

Kathryn Hepburn on Vanessa Beecroft: Scratching the Awful Surface (Curiosity, Confrontation, Confluence) [Not the best thing I’ve ever written, but my indignation still stands: Beecroft is exploitative and devoid of meaning.]

‘Multiracial’ is Code For ‘Not Too Black,’ and Don’t Let Kanye Fool You (The Cut)

The Long Journey into the Hellscape that was Yeezy Season 4 (The Cut)

Yeezy Season 4 Disaster Overshadows Kanye West’s Live Show Triumphs (Jezebel) [I find the suggestion at the end of this piece that the models’ suffering and the show’s location at the Roosevelt Island plague hospital are somehow linked and meaningful to be spurious. Beecroft has a long history of forcing models to stand around and suffer in less monumental spaces, and West abusing models in the name of “fashion” and “fame” offers no respect to the people who suffered and died of the bubonic plague.]