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Still Life with Swiss chocolate, Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith

‘Sweets’ is this week’s twitter travel theme for #FriFotos; this was the only image to immediately come to mind. All...

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Missouri school district bans ‘biblically contrary’ novels by Kurt Vonnegut and Sarah Ockler – Kansas City News – Plog

This inspired a mouthful of biblically contrary language. Missouri school district bans ‘biblically contrary’ novels by Kurt...

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Future Shock, rescued

I rescued this yesterday, a Croatian translation of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock. If anyone wants to borrow it, lemme know. Published...

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Bicycle Diaries Audio Book excerpt

Just a few days after Christmas last year, I was slowly worming my way through the security line at Montreal’s airport reading...

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Remembering Emerson, briefly

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of the leading voices in the American Transcendental Movement in...

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Grains of sand as art.

Via Discover is this fabulous gallery of magnified grains of sand. From A Grain of Sand – Nature’s Secret Wonder, by Gary...

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Seven Days in the Art World

I just finished reading Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton, a fabulous account of a microculture –the high-end modern art...

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The Chavez Effect

According to this post by Jake Tapper of ABC News, just after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave Barack Obama a copy of Open Veins of...

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Eight Years Later

Discussing his latest novel, Man in the Dark, Paul Auster tells The Guardian about the root of his frustrations in recent years. If there...

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Pamuk Interview in Granta: ‘What I need most is a certain irresponsibility’

I started reading Istanbul: Memories and the City a few nights ago and found this of particular interest. Over the past several weeks,...

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English excerpts from German Book Prize nominees

Friends and acquaintances often ask me to recommend guidebooks as they plan their first visits to Europe. I rarely do, suggesting they...

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What to do with old books…

Jim Rosenau of the This Into That Gallery in Berkeley, Calif., has come up with a sensational solution: he makes book shelves and...

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Under the Surface

Good-Bye to all That: Partings is the theme for this month’s issue of Words Without Borders, a fitting way to say farewell to a...

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Before the blog – zines from the 80s…

Part of the stash of stuff I had shipped here last October included what’s left of my modest collection of zines from the late 80s...

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paper obsessions

After years of scribbling notes into haphazard notebooks, steno pads and other such gup, I decided last week that it was time to break down...

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