Author of STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST & other bestsellers. Newsletters are the new Twitter: austinkleon.com/newsletter
RT @dusttodigital: Remembering Fela Kuti, born on this day in 1938 in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Here he is with his 20-member band Afrika 70 perfo…
“Why do you hate flying?” they asked. #keepgoingtour https://t.co/iDvoNitomW
Flying today. Got Eve Babitz with me https://t.co/J0BkLCx9hz
Titian’s “Noli me Tangere” aka the painting that falls off the wall in the hot priest’s office in FLEABAG S02E02. (The title means “Do not touch me,” which is what Jesus says to Mary Magdalene in the Garden of Gethsemane, when she sees him after the resurrection.) https://t.co/KXBYuWy0VZ
The monarchs are making their way through Austin! 🦋🦋🦋 austinkleon.com/2018/11/04/mon…
Now I know what Ignatus was going on about https://t.co/C6SOTRjaMZ
My son wants to be a vampire for Halloween and every time he hisses and says, “I VANT TO SUCK YOUR BLOOD!” I say, “You ain’t suckin’ nothin’ over here, junior!” youtu.be/H8V09YUul5w
Do you ever quote stuff that you know your young kids won’t discover until later? So they’ll remember you when they finally discover it?
Watercolor by Brad Phillips (from @Bourdain’s collection) bid.igavelauctions.com/Bidding.taf?_f… https://t.co/cvGl9kVONV
RT @donhertzfeldt: sean did a great job with this article & as much as it paints me, accurately, as a freaky overworked hermit, i do want t…
PSA: All 3 of the @nyrbclassics editions of Eve Babitz’s essays are 30% right now!!! I recommend them all. nyrb.com/collections/ev… https://t.co/QtlMxEwum0
About 8 years ago my father-in-law started sending me mummy news stories (most of them about people who kept dead family around to keep collecting their government checks) We got another hit today! mummies.tumblr.com https://t.co/8E7bEg6rNm
RT @rabihalameddine: Paul Klee. Modest Home. 1928 https://t.co/yRg5YNnXz7
RT @austinkleon: The chapter on Christopher Columbus in this book just blew my mind when I was a kid. Still does. Gut-churning. Horrifying.…
RT @michaelbierut: Philip Gips, designer of (among many other things) the poster for Alien, dies at 88. (His wife Barbara wrote the famous…
RT @GrittyNHL: I did everything I could. Running still sucks #Gritty5K https://t.co/FKtW3nBKHz
Four-day weekend dream vs. four-day weekend reality https://t.co/tJRYInxgsw
I keep seeing Grimes’ ART ANGELS ranked above VISIONS on best of decade lists and https://t.co/oCS01icYig
RT @charibdys: If you're working on Mac and you're a writer, publisher, freelancer, artist: do NOT upgrade to Catalina (10.15) it forces 64…
“My god, isn’t it fun to read Eve Babitz?” —@mollylambert theparisreview.org/blog/2019/10/0…
RIP Robert Forster. If you’ve never seen JACKIE BROWN, it’s streaming on Netflix. One of my all-time favorite movies. https://t.co/lCJ47ngncw
RT @Tribeca: “You’ve got to have a good attitude. Accept all things, deliver excellence to whatever is offered, give it your best shot. And…
RT @austinkleon: Happy weekend. Hope you have a little fun in store. Here’s this week’s newsletter: mailchi.mp/austinkleon/wh…
RT @AndrewRusseth: An artist always on the move, always pushing things forward: John Giorno, who created Dial-A-Poem, starred in Warhol's '…
RT @ChasingNatives: #RIP Robert Forster https://t.co/d352keY4Qq
RT @szacharek: Oh, he was lovely. I did an onstage Q&A with him at the @hammer_museum a few years back, after a screening of Medium Cool. H…
RT @RealEOC: "If I want to take a vacation and relax, I do a drama. But if I want to work hard and be very serious, I do a comedy." —Gene…
RT @seanoneal: Among the perks of moving back to Austin has been getting to steal the valuable time of one of my favorite filmmakers—in per…
RT @NewYorker: Lafcadio Hearn wrote books in just about every conceivable genre—folktales, travelogues, novels, cookbooks, translations—non…
RT @acodrescu: The Many Lives of Lafcadio Hearn theparisreview.org/blog/2019/07/0…
Today at @ramentatsu_ya two girls behind us thought it was too cold to stand in line so they debated whether to go to the Oliver Garden or Chili’s nearby 😂
Happy weekend. Hope you have a little fun in store. Here’s this week’s newsletter: mailchi.mp/austinkleon/wh…
RT @41Strange: Cesar Romero as The Joker, 1960s https://t.co/kRbquf0tlC
Today’s soundtrack: New Order’s “Your Silent Face” on repeat m.youtube.com/watch?v=so-L12…
“In a digital world, it may be important to involve oneself with dirt.” —Gary Panter
RT @geetadayal: So odd to hear this without the gated reverb twitter.com/originalyoni/s…
RT @alholstrom: What makes the right book? A helpful reminder that sometimes you or the book or the timing is just not right, and that's…
RT @AndreaLRogers: I like starting my Friday morning with the newsletter of @austinkleon mailchi.mp/austinkleon/wh…
“What does a writer do? A writer sits and goes through hell. I’m not exactly going through hell, but then, I’m not driven by the belief that the world is waiting for my next bit of hard-earned genius.” —Ron Padgett
It is so different than it used to be. Oh well, I’m President!
Feeling burnout? I wrote a book for that: austinkleon.com/keepgoing
RT @stevesilberman: "It is a serious thing/ Just to be alive/ On this fresh morning/ In the broken world" - Mary Oliver https://t.co/mXs4jB…
RT @austinkleon: On jealousy, and why, as @jerrysaltz says, “You’ve got to make an enemy of envy.” buff.ly/2Xn4gMC https://t.co/9u…
RT @JahHills: Have been playing this copy of this record since I was like 12 and I just noticed *today* the Braille on the cover. https://t…
#NextEd19 Thanks y’all! It’s always a pleasure & honor to speak with educators. 2 of my favorite teachers I’ve stolen so much from: 1) @NearSitedMonkey ( check out her books & her classroom tumblr is amazing ) thenearsightedmonkey.tumblr.com 2) Corita Kent: tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/107612349…
RT @claytoncubitt: RIP to another great. She didn't get her due during her time, but her photos have such power. “Woody Guthrie had his gui…
50 cents at @RecycledReadsTX. This album is old enough to buy cigarettes and it is the same age I was when I first heard it 😫😫😫 https://t.co/Hxzg5ZwpC7
Today’s thrift haul: includes @coritaartcenter post cards and a ratty Grey’s Anatomy that I’m gonna cut up https://t.co/A0OP069fjJ
Lennon was a complicated guy and could be a real shit, especially towards women, but I took a lot of inspiration from his "househusband" days: twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
Happy birthday to John Lennon. If I’m honest with myself, I’m more of a Paul, but John’s the one I wanted to be one when I was growing up. twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
One of these might be the right book for you... austinkleon.com/books
How I know if I’m reading the right book austinkleon.com/2019/10/09/the…
“Some of us are turtles; we crawl and struggle along, and we haven’t maybe figured it out by the time we’re 30. But the turtles have to keep on walking.” 🐢 twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
“The more I talked to Dr. Goodenough, the more I wondered if his brilliance was directly tied to his age.” Dr. Goodenough, a professor here at UT, just won the Nobel in chemistry at age 97. @Pagankennedy interviewed him at age 94: nyti.ms/2p8l4VU
If a book makes me want to keep reading it is the right book If a book makes me want to start writing it is the right book All other books are not the right book
RT @austinkleon: This Ron Padgett poem speaks to my soul https://t.co/isNtEHngoA
RT @stevesilberman: My new favorite poem, and highly timely. By Ron Padgett, via @austinkleon. amzn.to/31UdLoJ https://t.co/NX1ZJyy…
RT @ibogost: I visited @SandyBoynton’s studio to find out how she makes her signature board books, including Dinosnores, one of her latest…
Every Nick Cave newsletter is a gift, but the last one ended with a good summary: theredhandfiles.com/how-should-i-b… https://t.co/gNgRUi42eb
RT @BoingBoing: For the first time ever, taxes on the 400 richest Americans were lower than taxes on everyone else boingboing.net/2019/10/08/gil…
“I was here first” < “What took you so long?” < “Glad you made it”
RT @anildash: My personal blog is 20 years old this year, and it’s immeasurably improved my life for the better and never betrayed me. One…
If you grew up in the Midwest you know the right answer twitter.com/mattthomas/sta… https://t.co/HmOYXBwKZP
RT @EdwardTufte: Page turners for concert pianists. I love insider stuff like this. In string quartets, players now use iPad scores, contr…
RT @FastCompany: Adobe shuts down Photoshop in Venezuela because of Trump’s sanctions f-st.co/KrBUlzp
“He paired pictures with poetry, sometimes transcribing lines from literature and scripture directly onto his prints to create collages of consolation.” austinkleon.com/2019/10/08/van…
RT @mattthomas: “I was shipwrecked before I got aboard.” —Seneca
These days I try to identify who’s having fun with it and then I try to see if there’s something I can steal from them. austinkleon.com/2019/10/07/who…
“What I draw, I see clearly.” —Vincent Van Gogh
The making of one of my favorite songs I’ve heard this year 👇 twitter.com/songexploder/s…
“NO ONE IS HAVING FUN RIGHT NOW AND WE NEED TO BE SHOWN HOW”
I read this long essay about why people love Eve Babitz all of the sudden and I wanted to shout at the end, “IT’S BECAUSE SHE WAS HAVING FUN! IN LIFE AND ON THE PAGE!”
COLD FRONT 🎶 give it to me baby 🎶 https://t.co/1b0J3NNXiN
Also: If you can avoid heat stroke, going for a walk at 4PM during a UT game on ACL weekend is pretty good. Place is a ghost town! https://t.co/EkVory7DUU
TIL that Burnet Road is actually prettier on foot? (Who knew?) https://t.co/sYjL3kQTsY
RT @austinkleon: It’s the weekend, y’all. Enjoy it. Unplug. Disengage. Breathe. Maybe read a book? howtokeepgoing.net https://t.co/…
RT @dusttodigital: Remembering Delroy Wilson, born 71 years ago today in Kingston, Jamaica. Here he is in the studio singing his rocksteady…
Today’s thrift store finds (Engineering edition) https://t.co/5IXaUv6wah
 
 
 
 
 
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