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An Early Remembrance. And a Poem.

It’s a little early for an Armistice Day post, but I was so moved by this short reflection by Jay + more

Art Update

“Rarely was the practical task of textile creation considered an artistic pursuit,” writes Kylie Warner. “One woman changed that.” Anni + more

Poetry Break

I PRAY FOR COURAGE Leonard Cohen I pray for courage Now I’m old To greet the sickness And the cold + more

Sounds great!

You know Gmail’s new “Smart Reply” feature? Those “bland formulations of convenient and functional corporate language” that sit there at + more

Word of the Day

adjal (noun; Indonesian) the predestined hour of one’s death As Steven washed down his breakfast of pizza-flavored Pringles with a + more

The Power of Design

Last Friday, you’ll recall, we linked to Michael Watts’s “Cover Stories: A History of Magazine Design,” which argues that “a + more

Miscellany

A “striking image and a few well-chosen words still have the power to influence,” writes Michael Watts about Uncovered, a history of + more

I’ll Tumble 4 Ya

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I’d like to draw your attention to this security camera footage, obtained just this + more

Eyes Wide Open

Before Stanley Kubrick’s rise to fame as a filmmaker, he was a photojournalist for Look magazine. He began in 1945—when he was + more

Monday Musings

I got an email today from my local Subaru dealership. I wouldn’t ordinarily mention this sort of thing—they send at + more

Support Your Local Bookstore

Looks like my parents got at least one thing right: “A new large-scale study, featuring data from 31 countries…finds the advantages + more

Quote of the Day

Ever come across something so profound that you simply have no response other than to smack yourself on the forehead + more

Giving Back

Have you heard? Another Helveticahaus scholarship winner was just announced. This is kind of a big deal. Since they opened + more

Pranksy

This is dumb. This is even dumber. (I’d try to explain why I’m immune to Banksy’s purported charms, but I’m + more

Curmudgeonly Rant

Not that anyone cares, but here are three somewhat-related things I was stewing about on my walk today: First, an + more

Take Two Sonnets and Call Me in the Morning

As I may have mentioned here once or twice before, I like to begin each day with a little poetry. + more

Mischief in Massachussetts

Over at the New Yorker, Ian Crouch writes about the “slight profundity” of the latest corporate name change: “[Dunkin’] joins + more

Quote of the Day

Carl Trueman, professor in the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters at Grove City College, Pennsylvania, begins his upper-level humanities + more

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