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Jul 28, 2014 / 465,626 notes

tyleroakley:

another day, another moment where I can’t not reblog this

telapathetic:

ikusobbing:

a human being made this. this exists. what kind of world do we live in. im ashamed and confused.

im so hard
Jul 28, 2014 / 31,883 notes

telapathetic:

ikusobbing:

a human being made this. this exists. what kind of world do we live in. im ashamed and confused.

im so hard

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Jul 27, 2014 / 10,820 notes

2001

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A black crow attacks one of the Pope’s white doves.
Jul 27, 2014 / 165,609 notes

A black crow attacks one of the Pope’s white doves.

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Jul 27, 2014 / 971 notes
queentinabelcher:

Alcohol vs marijuana
Jul 27, 2014 / 492,268 notes

queentinabelcher:

Alcohol vs marijuana

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Jul 27, 2014 / 17,450 notes
humansofnewyork:

"I’m stuck in an institutional trap."
Jul 27, 2014 / 2,012 notes

humansofnewyork:

"I’m stuck in an institutional trap."

believermag:

Drawing by Josephine Demme
Fiction Seminar
Ben Marcus
Technologies of Heartbreak 
This seminar will examine how emotion is attempted and transmitted in fiction, the various ways readers are captured and made to care about a story.  Emotional effects—rapture, sympathy, desire, empathy, fascination, grief, repulsion—will be considered as techniques of language, enabled or muted by narrative context, acoustics, phrasing, and our own predispositions.  How can a sentence, a phrase, a paragraph cause us to feel things, and is a high degree of feeling akin to “liking” a book?  What is it to care about a character or the progress of a story, and how was that care installed in us?  What are the various kinds and sequences of sentences that, when placed in a narrative, can produce emotional engagement in a reader, affection or distraction, or is it impossible to isolate our reaction to a book in terms of its language?  The focus will be on some rhetorical strategies novelists and story writers have used to impart feeling, among them: concealment, indirection, revelation, confession, flat affect, irony, hyperbole, repetition, sentimentality, elusiveness, and sincerity.  A tentative book list follows. 
2/4 - Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates
2/11 - Mrs. Bridge - Evan S. Connell
2/18 - Everything That Rises Must Converge - Flannery O’Connor2/25 - A Personal Matter - Kenzabarō Ōe
3/1 - Jernigan - David Gates3/4  - Housekeeping - Marilynne Robinson
3/11 - The Emigrants - W. G. Sebald3/25 -  Winesburg, Ohio - Sherwood Anderson 
4/1 - Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
4/8 - The Fifth Child - Doris Lessing
4/22 - Two Serious Ladies - Jane Bowles
4/29 - The Sheltering Sky - Paul Bowles
5/6 - Correction - Thomas Bernhard
See an interview with Ben Marcus about the syllabus.
Jul 25, 2014 / 1,020 notes

believermag:

Drawing by Josephine Demme

Fiction Seminar

Ben Marcus

Technologies of Heartbreak 

This seminar will examine how emotion is attempted and transmitted in fiction, the various ways readers are captured and made to care about a story.  Emotional effects—rapture, sympathy, desire, empathy, fascination, grief, repulsion—will be considered as techniques of language, enabled or muted by narrative context, acoustics, phrasing, and our own predispositions.  How can a sentence, a phrase, a paragraph cause us to feel things, and is a high degree of feeling akin to “liking” a book?  What is it to care about a character or the progress of a story, and how was that care installed in us?  What are the various kinds and sequences of sentences that, when placed in a narrative, can produce emotional engagement in a reader, affection or distraction, or is it impossible to isolate our reaction to a book in terms of its language?  The focus will be on some rhetorical strategies novelists and story writers have used to impart feeling, among them: concealment, indirection, revelation, confession, flat affect, irony, hyperbole, repetition, sentimentality, elusiveness, and sincerity.  A tentative book list follows. 

2/4 - Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates

2/11 - Mrs. Bridge - Evan S. Connell

2/18 - Everything That Rises Must Converge - Flannery O’Connor

2/25 - A Personal Matter - Kenzabarō Ōe

3/1 - Jernigan - David Gates

3/4  - Housekeeping - Marilynne Robinson

3/11 - The Emigrants - W. G. Sebald

3/25 -  Winesburg, Ohio - Sherwood Anderson 

4/1 - Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy

4/8 - The Fifth Child - Doris Lessing

4/22 - Two Serious Ladies - Jane Bowles

4/29 - The Sheltering Sky - Paul Bowles

5/6 - Correction - Thomas Bernhard

See an interview with Ben Marcus about the syllabus.

Jul 25, 2014 / 3,450 notes

gaydicks420:

verygaygirlfriendfoxmulder:

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gaydicks420:

new aesthetic: surreal pop punk

your shorts are glowing and are made of a material not known to this world. your vans die and regenerate every night. every band does covers of gregorian chants. your bangs extend into infinity.

fall out void

Abandon your mortal form and ascend to a higher plane! at the disco

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Art history straddles the digital divide. Its pedagogical practices have been transformed by digital technology, but its scholarship remains wedded to the printed age. … Art history is invested in the monographic book as the prime vehicle for transmission of knowledge and academic advancement, and this bias is reinforced by tenure and promotion standards that privilege books over other types of publications.

Hilary Ballon and Mariet Westermann. “Art History and Its Publications in the Electronic Age.” Rice University Press (2006). 

There are only a couple open access, online art history journals, but they are limited in scope. ArtHistory.us aims to add to their numbers.  Our field can move past print publication bias, and slowly but surely, it will.

Be a force of change by submitting an article to ArtHistory.us. Let’s create a new kind of journal for an emerging type of art history.

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Jul 25, 2014 / 233 notes
Jul 23, 2014 / 3,417 notes

spiritsrequiem:

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time → dungeons

Childhood <3

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Jul 23, 2014 / 419,549 notes

kidsarecruel:

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queennubian:

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Fine men naked and in suits. Have mercy.

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rachelzoe:

Sophia Loren’s Effortless Glamour
Jul 23, 2014 / 327 notes

rachelzoe:

Sophia Loren’s Effortless Glamour

Jul 23, 2014 / 7,129 notes