Monthly Archives: May 2012

Nonsense

How Nonsense Sharpens the Intellect by Benedict Carey The New York Times October 5, 2009 In addition to assorted bad breaks and pleasant surprises, opportunities and insults, life serves up the occasional pink unicorn. The three-dollar bill; the nun with … Continue reading

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Text as Musical Score – Reading in a Culture of Compulsive Haste

Nietzsche on Slow Reading September 22, 2008 By Mark Bauerlein The Chronicle of Higher Education In response to the article on slow reading, Karl Maurer sent the following citation from Nietzsche, written in 1886 near Genoa: Besides, we are friends … Continue reading

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Brief and Not So Hideous: Robert Lopez Interviews Matt Bell

It’s always interesting how a book presents itself to the author. Where did Cataclysm Baby come from? We’ve seen you play with various forms before in How They Were Found, how did you come to the form for this book? … Continue reading

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Unsatisfied

At U, concern grows that ‘A’ stands for average JENNA ROSS Minnesota Star Tribune May 27, 2012 Prof says grade inflation devalues grades given in more rigorous programs A University of Minnesota chemistry professor has thrust the U into a … Continue reading

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Working Yourself To Death

One way to read Clausewitz (and perhaps Hegel) is to consider the possibility of living forms, or corporate entities such as states, to be truly Wild, to be literally Wild(er)ness. Organisms, or free beauties, according to this view, are not … Continue reading

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Creativity and Negativity – “Little Stars”

If we could know things as they really are, that knowledge would have to be obtained in an impossible place which is only occupiable by “another.” Not just a different person, but by a fantastic, spectral “I.” We call this … Continue reading

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Lapsing Memory of War

Funding Boost For Conservation Of WWI Facial Injury Portraits Culture 24 – UK By Marian Cleary 07 May 2008 An urgent conservation project to preserve portraits of facially disfigured World War I soldiers is to receive a funding boost with … Continue reading

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