Links for 2015-08-31

by Michael Ruggiero

Your Job is Political: Tech Money in Politics

I don’t believe the utter denial and lack of cynicism about the graft enriching our field is normal or acceptable.

Vladimir Nabokov’s Passionate Love Letters to Véra and His Affectionate Bestiary of Nicknames for Her

You came into my life — not as one comes to visit … but as one comes to a kingdom where all the rivers have been waiting for your reflection, all the roads, for your steps.

Quentin Tarantıno on White Supremacy, Obama, and Why He Doesn’t Worry About a Transformers Future

The last time that I felt competitive was when I was doing Kill Bill and my competition was The Matrix Reloaded. That was the sword of Damocles hanging over our heads. I saw Matrix Reloaded at the Chinese Theatre the day it opened … I was like, Bring it the fuck on. I was worried about that? Ho-ly shit.