Firefly is, in short, a neoliberal Star Trek in reverse, shunning the frontier for the neglected cosmic periphery and embracing an ethos of full-scale retreat instead of confident liberal discovery.
— Gene Seymour, “The Billionaires’ Fantasia,” The Baffler
Harry Clarke. Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination. 1919.
oh daaaaamn big sudden flashback to reading this in my grandparents attic 9 years old and not ready for victorian horror
Apollo Detail of a miniature of Apollo shooting arrows at Corinus, after the white raven has reported her unfaithfulness, in ‘L’Épître Othéa’. Origin: France, Central (Paris) Attribution: Attributed to the Master of the Cité des Dames and workshop.c. 1410-c. 1414
I love how Apollo is depicted here.
Serious and good art has always existed to help, to serve, humanity. Not to indict.
— Chinua Achebe (via theparisreview)
scientists have discovered that the feeling of self importance i get from solving Zelda dungeon puzzles can be used to power a small, useless machine
Income inequality has soared over the past thirty years.
Credit: Dorsey Shaw, via Know More
Invisible Bicycles [via]
Previously: Celebrity Faceswaps
Last one made me spit.
September 24, 2013 at 11:04pm
We will destroy innocent villages by accident, shrug our shoulders, and continue fighting. In an age of conflict, bourgeois virtues like compassion, tolerance, and industriousness are valued less than the classical virtues of courage, steadfastness, and a ruthless desire for victory.
— David Brooks, November 2001
September 2, 2013 at 1:12am
What, what, what?