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Farsad Labbauf Sees Through the Lines to the Soul

Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see. -- Rumi<p>I met Persian artist Farsad Labbauf several years ago at an art show in …

Inventions

This Is What Happens When You Encase Flowers In Giant Cubes Of Ice

For centuries, flowers have appeared in art as manifestations of <i>Memento Mori,</i> a Latin phrase that translates to "remember (that you have) to die." Artists from Philippe de Champaigne to Adriaen van Utrecht have incorporated plantlife in various states of decay to mirror the ephemeral nature of our …

Beauty and the Beast

50 Years Of Glam From His Holiness David Bowie, In A Single GIF

Last week marked David Bowie's 68th birthday, so naturally there's an animated GIF circling the internet that chronicles the most glam of rockers and his many, many makeovers.<p>Twenty-two-year-old Helen Green is the brilliant mind behind this moving masterpiece, chronicling every single one of …

David Bowie

—- Downton Abbey

—- Downton Abbey<br>— darknezz-incarnate

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“You’re on Earth. There’s no cure for that.” <br>― Samuel Beckett

To find the sea she had to tu…

To find the sea she had to turn her back to it,<br>stroke.<p>The sea is a wound<br>& in loving it<br>she learned to love what goes missing.

How Carl Sagan Described Death To His Young Daughter

A new essay from Sasha Sagan shows how a great popularizer of science answered his own kid's big questions.<p>When your dad is Carl Sagan, your first lessons on death aren't sugar-coated. But they are nevertheless sweet and compassionate. That's how Sasha Sagan, Carl's daughter, describes them in a …

Carl Sagan

The Lost Beatles Photos: Rare Shots From 1964-1966

Photos of the Fab Four by photographer Bob Bonis<p>At Seattle Tacoma Airport, the Beatles boarded their chartered Americn Flyer Airlines Lockheed …

Amy Harmon, Making Faces

Amy Harmon, <i>Making Faces</i>

For if being, as being, is…

For if being, as being, is univocal in itself, it is not ‘analogous’ in relation to its intrinsic modes or individuating factors.

Frank Gehry Is Right: 98% Of Architecture Today 'Has No Respect For Humanity'

At a press conference in Spain a few weeks ago, a journalist asked world-famous architect Frank Gehry what he would say to critics who accuse him “of practicing showy architecture.” Gehry, who was in town to receive a prestigious Princess of Asturias Award, responded by extending his middle finger. …

Claude Monet Posted by Lara

Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Virgil Apger, 1951

Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Virgil Apger, 1951.

There’s a monster at the end …

There’s a monster at the end of this book. It’s the blank page where the story ends and you’re left alone with yourself and your thoughts.

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<i>Le Petit Soldat (The Little Soldier)</i> - <b>Jean-Luc Godard</b>

She was a compulsive pessimis…

She was a compulsive pessimist, always looking for the soft brown spot in the fruit, pressing so hard she created it.

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Mary Shelley, “The Mortal Immortal”

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Robert Goolrick, <i>The End of the World As We Know It</i>