I’d love to see documentaries that do this for the games of today, that probe difficult questions of culture and gender and violence and human interaction. In other words, the sorts of questions that will get people to take games — and their attendant documentaries — seriously.
cmonstah in the LA Times.
BABY: want book
ME: that is the rankest consumerism
BABY: book
ME: oh you want to be a subject?
you want to just be a subject that consumes blindly?
BABY: book
ME: sure
fine
you realize you’re resisting literally nothing right now
BABY: want green book
Why doesn’t Mallory Ortberg have her own sketch comedy show? (…or does she, and I just don’t know about it?)
amnhnyc:

Aspidonia Illustration
Ernst Haeckel in his work Kunstformen der Natur (1899-1904), grouped together these specimens, including trilobites (which are extinct) and horseshoe crabs, so the viewer could clearly see similarities that point to the evolutionary process.
This and other drawings from the Museum Library’s Rare Book collection are on view now in Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library.

© AMNH/D. Finnin

Horseshoe crabs are unbelievably ancient (and threatened), as Ian Frazier explained recently.

amnhnyc:

Aspidonia Illustration

Ernst Haeckel in his work Kunstformen der Natur (1899-1904), grouped together these specimens, including trilobites (which are extinct) and horseshoe crabs, so the viewer could clearly see similarities that point to the evolutionary process.

This and other drawings from the Museum Library’s Rare Book collection are on view now in Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library.

© AMNH/D. Finnin

Horseshoe crabs are unbelievably ancient (and threatened), as Ian Frazier explained recently.

wnyc:

Today is WNYC’s 90th birthday! We’ll be posting some of our favorite archival photos all day, but it’s all downhill from this one, we think…
-Jody, BL Show-

wnyc:

Today is WNYC’s 90th birthday! We’ll be posting some of our favorite archival photos all day, but it’s all downhill from this one, we think…

-Jody, BL Show-

artchipel:

Gray Malin -  La Plage | Bondi Beach (Horizontal)

summertiiiiiime

artchipel:

Gray Malin - La Plage | Bondi Beach (Horizontal)

summertiiiiiime

louisvillecom:

Time for some #donuts #redvelvet #amazingglaze #louisville #southernindiana #strawberry #custard #maplebacon #fritter #glazed #foodie

Gosh, I miss Louisville doughnuts.

louisvillecom:

Time for some #donuts #redvelvet #amazingglaze #louisville #southernindiana #strawberry #custard #maplebacon #fritter #glazed #foodie

Gosh, I miss Louisville doughnuts.

Ah, Bartleby! Ah, humanity!

Herman Melville, "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street"


Friday Final Lines | Every Friday, we offer the closing lines of a Penguin Classic to finish up the workweek.

(via classicpenguin)

Thinking of Evgeny Morozov.

shortformblog:


The horizon leans forward,Offering you space to place new steps of change.Here, on the pulse of this fine dayYou may have the courageTo look up and out upon me, theRock, the River, the Tree, your country.
No less to Midas than the mendicant.
No less to you now than the mastodon then.
Here on the pulse of this new dayYou may have the grace to look up and outAnd into your sister’s eyes, intoYour brother’s face, your countryAnd say simplyVery simplyWith hopeGood morning.

An excerpt from “On the Pulse of Morning,” Maya Angelou’s 1993 inaugural poem for Bill Clinton.
Angelou died this morning at age 86.

shortformblog:

The horizon leans forward,
Offering you space to place new steps of change.
Here, on the pulse of this fine day
You may have the courage
To look up and out upon me, the
Rock, the River, the Tree, your country.

No less to Midas than the mendicant.

No less to you now than the mastodon then.

Here on the pulse of this new day
You may have the grace to look up and out
And into your sister’s eyes, into
Your brother’s face, your country
And say simply
Very simply
With hope
Good morning.

An excerpt from “On the Pulse of Morning,” Maya Angelou’s 1993 inaugural poem for Bill Clinton.

Angelou died this morning at age 86.

Portuguese book covers from the 1960s. 

Portuguese book covers from the 1960s.