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Stunning Ballpoint Imagery Explores Blackness And The Power Of Ink ~ Claire Fallon

Toyin Ojih Odutola. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.


In the practical world, there are myriad shades of black. Anyone who’s struggled with slightly mismatched black jackets and pants knows this to be true. 887 more words

Review, Op-Ed, And The Arts

Book Notes | Tibet: A History

This winter break, I figured I’d do some light reading. I started with Bruce Lincoln’s Between History and Myth and Sam van Schaik’s Tibet: A History… 833 more words

Religious Studies

"When I look at Facebook, I see a video-poker room in Vegas."

I am sympathetic with Franzen’s hatred of social media. I know you’re basically excommunicated from the human community for saying you agree with anything from Franzen but whatever. 1,234 more words

Culture Critique

Benjamin on Translation

Walter Benjamin is really fun to wrestle with. But at the end of reading his stuff, I sometimes have to ask myself whether he was actually saying anything, or whether what he said was useful to me. 786 more words

Religious Studies

The Limits of Tolerance in the Mahavairocana Tantra

Mahayana Sutras are often concerned with laying out what a good bodhisattva ought to do. One thing that comes up every now and again in early Mahayana Sutras (e.g., the  257 more words

Religious Studies