Black Berets Unite: In Praise of Pretentiousness – The Millions

“Failure is one mechanism by which the arts move forward — just as it is in science. Not every artist can make a masterpiece, yet it’s the experiments that quietly stumble forward that lead to them. There’s an altogether more generous view of pretentiousness that understands the gap between expectation and actuality as a productive… Continue reading Black Berets Unite: In Praise of Pretentiousness – The Millions

Black Berets Unite: In Praise of Pretentiousness – The Millions

“You can use the word ‘pretentious’ as a weapon with which to bludgeon other people’€™s creative efforts, but in shutting them down the accusation will shatter in your hand and out will bleed your own insecurities, prejudices and unquestioned assumptions.” – Black Berets Unite: In Praise of Pretentiousness – The Millions