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"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."

George Burns (via thatlitsite)

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"You’re only yourself when no one’s watching."

Suzan-Lori Parks (via thatlitsite)

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"Academic prose is, ideally, impersonal, written by one disinterested mind for other equally disinterested minds. But, because it’s intended for a very small audience of hyper-knowledgable, mutually acquainted specialists, it’s actually among the most personal writing there is. If journalists sound friendly, that’s because they’re writing for strangers. With academics, it’s the reverse."

Joshua Rothman on why academic writing remains remote and insular: http://nyr.kr/1fFowLp (via newyorker)

Go figure.

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newyorker:

The Daily Cartoon by Tom Toro: http://nyr.kr/1jH5w36

newyorker:

The Daily Cartoon by Tom Toro: http://nyr.kr/1jH5w36

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esquire:

The worst part is, he has won. He has successfully mocked us. The International Olympic Committee, whose spokesmen have approved of the removal of gay activists, has been revealed for what it is: a collection of corrupt scum who pander in our highest ideals. It’s not just them either. The only…

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"Art is the place to consider the most radical, perhaps unpalatable ideas. But schools aren’t the place where officials will get away with teaching the radical and the unpalatable. Rather, movies will get instrumentalized into the sort of civic and moral lessons that are the exact opposite of the cultivation of taste and passion for art."

Richard Brody on why educational programs won’t bring young people to the movies: http://nyr.kr/1ivASd9 (via newyorker)

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newyorker:

In the January 26, 1998 issue of the magazine, Paul Goldberger reported on the declining state of Havana’s architectural heritage, as well as on the Cuban preservationists who were attempting to salvage it: http://nyr.kr/1fMwxRB

Robert Polidori, The New Yorker’s staff photographer at the time, accompanied Goldberger to Cuba. Take a look at Polidoro’s photographs: http://nyr.kr/1iq2GPY

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joetoddstanton:

"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up"

joetoddstanton:

"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up"

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tirecite asked: Is art in any form as a important as something such as science or politics? I often feel my role is more insignificant than others, especially because when I play music, paint, write etc its often personally meaningful but externally abstract.

robdelaney:

Art is more important than all politics and most science.