January 3, 2014
theparisreview:

As the Northeast is battered by “Winter Storm Hercules”—a nor’easter all but destined to enter Wikipedia’s list of notable nor’easters—one public library has provided succor, sort of. In Hopkinton, Massachusetts, a redditor came across this sign; to its great credit, it suggests neither burning books, nor reading erotica aloud, nor any other heat-generating gimmickry. Rather, it stands as a stark, charmingly blunt reminder that though literature may warm the soul, it will never warm the body.

theparisreview:

As the Northeast is battered by “Winter Storm Hercules”—a nor’easter all but destined to enter Wikipedia’s list of notable nor’easters—one public library has provided succor, sort of. In Hopkinton, Massachusetts, a redditor came across this sign; to its great credit, it suggests neither burning books, nor reading erotica aloud, nor any other heat-generating gimmickry. Rather, it stands as a stark, charmingly blunt reminder that though literature may warm the soul, it will never warm the body.

September 29, 2013
El Greco - Christ Carrying the Cross

El Greco - Christ Carrying the Cross

May 17, 2013

middleclasscommunist:

turnoffthisentry:

 “Taxi Driver refused to take him.”


Bless this nation of crazy leftists. 

Beautiful.

(via amodernmanifesto)

March 17, 2013
"Think you’re escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home."

— James Joyce - Ulysses

March 11, 2013
"You made me confess the fears that I have. But I will tell you also what I do not fear. I do not fear to be alone or to be spurned for another or to leave whatever I have to leave. And I am not afraid to make a mistake, even a great mistake, a lifelong mistake and perhaps as long as eternity too."

— James Joyce - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

January 14, 2013

jhermann:

Teju Cole continues to devastate in 140 characters or less.

ProPublica: Everything we know so far about drone strikes

(via theletterkilleth)

January 8, 2013

David Bowie - Where Are We Now?

First new album in a decade announced today! Here’s the first song and it harkens back to Berlin.

December 31, 2012
Albums of the year

  1. Dexys - One Day I’m Going To Soar
  2. Swans - The Seer
  3. Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras meet The Congos - Icon Give Thank
  4. Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
  5. Neneh Cherry & The Thing - The Cherry Thing
  6. Actress - R.I.P
  7. Belbury Poly - The Belbury Tales
  8. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
  9. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel…
  10. Norberto Lobo - Mel Azul
  11. Chairlift - Something
  12. Oren Ambarchi - Audience of One
  13. Bob Dylan - The Tempest
  14. Moritz von Oswald Trio - Fetch
  15. Dan Deacon - America
  16. Micachu & The Shapes - Never
  17. Fire! with Oren Ambarchi - In The Mouth-A Hand
  18. Charles Gayle Trio - Streets
  19. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
  20. Hildur Guðnadóttir - Leyfðu Ljósinu
  21. How To Dress Well - Total Loss
  22. Kelan Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - s/t
  23. Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing
  24. D’Eon - Music For Keyboards, Vol. III
  25. Raime - Quarter Turns Over A Living Line
  26. Aaron Dilloway - Modern Jester
  27. Sir Richard Bishop - Intermezzo
  28. Patti Smith - Banga
  29. Grimes - Visions
  30. Laetitia Sadier - Silencio

December 23, 2012

Tracks of the Year

Part 10: The Schwarzenbach - Therapeutikum

Tracks of the Year

Part 9: Julia Holter - Goddess Eyes

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