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Mad Men shows us the changes of the river. It shows us a society disrupted by the pill and the civil rights movement and Vietnam. But Don remains the same, forever stuck in his own status quo.

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One ex-acquaintance of mine – an ultra-hip New Yorker – once told me, in all seriousness, that she refused to listen to Frank Sinatra because he wore a toupee. 227 more words

Culture Shock: Paris to Arkansas, Reflections on Three Months Abroad, Part VIII

Part VIII: The Red Wheelbarrow, Second Time Around

December 7, 2014

On the train to Arles in the south of France that evening in 2009, and on the days following, I relived Hemingway’s days in Paris. 1,111 more words

Travel Essay

The Danger That Comes With Convenience

I met my girlfriend and future wife when I was a sophomore in college. She had a car. I didn’t. She had a license. I didn’t. 780 more words


The Bollingen Library and the future of media

About a year ago, I began to notice that many of the books in my home library came from the same place. It all started when I realized that Kenneth Clark’s… 1,095 more words


Between Magic and Logos

This is my follow-up post to the March 13th ideas-letter, which you can find here.

I’ve chosen to focus on Adam Gopnik’s piece about the Warburg Institute in… 702 more words

Reindeer Attitude Problems

“Love, like light, is a thing that is enacted better than defined: we know it afterward by the traces it leaves on paper.”
― Adam Gopnik