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R. Crumb Illustrates Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea: Existentialism Meets Underground Comics

2018-09-18T16:45:41+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Uncategorized|

R. Crumb Illustrates Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea: Existentialism Meets Underground Comics http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/rYBMbzd13Ik/r-crumb-illustrates-jean-paul-sartres-nausea-existentialism-meets-underground-comics.html — Read on feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/rYBMbzd13Ik/r-crumb-illustrates-jean-paul-sartres-nausea-existentialism-meets-underground-comics.html

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Delphic wisdom

2018-09-12T05:21:36+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Culture|

It’s easy to admire the maxim “Know thyself” — but what about other Delphic wisdom, such as “Beget from noble routes” and “Admire oracles”? https://t.co/irqUWNJYAF— Arts & Letters Daily (@aldaily) September 12, 2018

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The Writer Who Makes Perfect Sense of Classical Music

2018-08-15T06:48:23+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Uncategorized|

Alfred Brendel, one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, is also a great writer. You can often detect a good-natured smirk behind his words, but right there with it is a genuinely humane seriousness. His writing, always engaging, strikes a balance between solemn reflection and undeniable wit. Source: The Writer Who Makes Perfect

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How Steely Dan Got the Perfect Guitar Solo on “Peg”

2018-08-09T07:05:48+00:00August 5th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Uncategorized|

It’s easy to call the music of Steely Dan cynical ersatz : slick, clinical jazz-rock, with nary a hair out of place on any of their nine studio albums; soulless soul music beloved by pretentious jerks like the duo in Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s satirical Broadway show Oh, Hello , a comic play featuring

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How Netflix changed entertainment

2018-06-26T06:11:35+00:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Media, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Netflix changed the world of entertainment -- first with DVD-by-mail, then with streaming media and then again with sensational original shows like "Orange Is the New Black" and "Stranger Things" -- but not without taking its fair share of risks. In conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings discusses the

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Why We Don’t Read, Revisited

2018-06-24T04:21:39+00:00June 17th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Uncategorized|

Caleb Crain revisits his 2007 New Yorker article about American reading habits, exploring what has changed since then and how the Internet and television are pulling us away from reading.little more than a decade ago.... (He) was worried about what a shift to “secondary orality”—a sociological term for a post-literate culture—might do to America’s politics.

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