Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Quirked Around

We’re drowning in quirk. It is the ruling sensibility of today’s Gen-X indie culture, defined territorially by the gentle ministrations of public radio’s This American Life; the strenuously odd (and now canceled) TV sitcom Arrested Development; the movies of Wes Anderson; Dave Eggers’s McSweeney’s Web site; the performance art, music, and writing of Miranda July; and the just-too-wacky-to-be-fully-believable memoirs of Augusten Burroughs.

David Byrne is implicated as a quirk enabler/founder of modern quirk.

I can't read this full article because I don't subscribe to The Atlantic, but maybe you do.

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