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Virginia Woolf, “How Should One Read a Book?” … 803 more words


Awesome 80's Badness-From The Running Man: Restless Heart (Running Away With You)

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‘Think Foreigner’s ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ meets a standard Journey/Eddie Money-esque power rock ballad, chock full of all the standard cliches: ‘highest fever’ ‘roll the dice’  ”new horizon’ brand new start’ ‘hit the right spot…

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Christopher Nolan, Interstellar and Conservative Aesthetics

Warning: the following post contains Interstellar spoilers.

First off, I think Christopher Nolan is a brilliant, brilliant filmmaker. Not only that, but he is (as strange as it might sound) a very visual filmmaker, someone who delights in imagining ‘ 1,281 more words

Phase Transitions – Series II – 4

This is the last slide in the second series of Phase Transitions. Looking at these pictures, I find it amazing how such a beautiful structure can arise by itself. 350 more words


nannus reblogged this on The Asifoscope and commented:

Recently, I have been invoved in several threads of comments on my own as well as other people's blogs. Some of these comments and discussions will give rise to new articles here on The Asifoscope soon, and there are other ideas for new articles in the making, but for the moment, you will have to make do with a reblog from my art blog. I hope you will like it.

Can India's Ancient Stepwells Help Solve the Country's Water Crisis?

Now largely obsolete, these Escher-like cisterns were once monuments of public life. And in the midst of water shortage, stepwells may refill their civic role.Now largely obsolete, these Escher-like cisterns were once monuments of public life. 19 more words

The Aesthetics of Kant and Hegel

If I had to sum up the differences between the aesthetics of Kant and Hegel, I’d put it this way: Kant is concerned with a  943 more words


Notes on Aesthetics

When I first meet a fellow fitness enthusiast, some of my favorite questions to ask them include what goals are they trying to achieve through their workout plan. 510 more words

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