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What I talk about when I talk about literature.

Do you remember what it was like when you were a kid and an adult would read aloud to you? Do you remember how it felt as if you were in a completely different world, each word spoken, each word you heard, formed an image, not in front of you, but around you; you were immersed in the story, you lived in another world. 1,273 more words


Anniversary exhibition at CAM Raleigh through August 7

It’s been a busy past few months, most notably with having a fantastic first stop to the traveling exhibition “20 Years of Horse & Buggy Press (and friends!), which debuted high above the banks of New Hope Creek at  254 more words

Aesthetic Experience

The Totality of Facts

In 2013 I attended the European Quizzing Championship in Liverpool and wrote a piece about it. The original was so long and misshapen it took me two years to get around to editing it. 90 more words


Beautiful Preferences and Dementia

When you look at a beautiful work of art what do you feel? It may be happy, sad, eerie, entranced, or a number of other stimulating emotions. 685 more words

Psychology & Neuroscience


I was mindfucked by art.

I have experienced similar feelings when watching movies that blew my mind and left me wondering who, what, and where I was, but today, it happened at a Paul McCarthy exhibition. 741 more words

All this light ...

Just the other day I finished reading Anthony Doerr’s “All the light we cannot see.” This is one of those rare books that incorporate everything and forms perfection. 621 more words