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My Review of "On Beauty"

Zadie Smith is one of the most incredible writers alive. Incisive, witty, observant, politically relevant, so smart that anyone who comes in contact with her intelligence is burned. 652 more words


On Beauty: The Selfie, and Beauty vs. Vanity

**all photos in article are self-taken; also known as ‘selfies’**

I take great measures to pamper myself in the sanctuary of my own home. Like a devotional practice on the yoga mat, I believe it strengthens my personal sense of beauty, and of self esteem, to lovingly care for myself. 425 more words


Awaiting The Arrival Of A Group

She found it difficult, this thing of being alone, awaiting the arrival of a group. She prepared a face — as her favourite poet had it — to meet the faces that she met, and it was a procedure that required time and forewarning to function correctly.

–Zadie Smith, from On Beauty