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How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

— Emily Dickinson

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Then I’ve got some bad news for you. Reality went out the window the moment we started mediating sensory input through a nervous system. You want to actually perceive the universe directly, without any stupid scribbles or model-building? Become a protozoan.

Peter Watts - Echopraxia

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John Gutmann     Self-portrait, San Francisco     1934

" I believe that some of my best images have the ambiguity which is an essence of life. In this sense I am not interested in trying desperately to make Art but I am interested in relating to the marvelous extravagance of Life." John Gutmann

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Title: The Heron
Artist: A.W. Seaby
Origin: British
Date: 19th-20th Century
Medium: Colored woodblock
Size: 8 1/2” x 8 1/2”
Source: Cornell’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

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Inverted totalitarianism does not replicate past totalitarian structures, such as fascism and communism. It is therefore harder to immediately identify and understand. There is no blustering demagogue. There is no triumphant revolutionary party. There are no ideologically drenched and emotional mass political rallies. The old symbols, the old iconography and the old language of democracy are held up as virtuous. The old systems of governance—electoral politics, an independent judiciary, a free press and the Constitution—appear to be venerated. But, similar to what happened during the late Roman Empire, all the institutions that make democracy possible have been hollowed out and rendered impotent and ineffectual.

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Two former Confederate Army officers at a veterans’ reunion… seated beneath a marijuana plant.

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Hunting camp wrangler

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René Burri (9 April 1933 - 20 October 2014)

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Italo Calvino was offered the 1985–1986 term of the prestigious Charles Eliot Norton Professorship of Poetry at Harvard. He died weeks before he was scheduled to deliver his lectures, but working on them, his wife recalls, was the obsession of his final months.

Calvino’s manuscripts for the lectures, in which he looks back on “the millennium of the book” and peers forward into what the future might hold for “the expressive, cognitive, and imaginative possibilities” of language and literature, were his last legacy. 

Here is Calvino’s enduring wisdom from the first lecture, a magnificent meditation on lightness

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Krazy Kat by George Herriman

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Sleater-Kinney
“Bury Our Friends”

Thank you Sleater-Kinney for coming back with a new album and a real tour instead of joylessly playing oldies at festivals. Thank you Sleater-Kinney for being just as great as you were before you took that long break a decade ago.

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