I once spoke to someone who visited New York in the cold of January. She complained on and on about how freezing and miserable the city was. 535 more words
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'Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish.' Steven Wright.
Stories from my Sketchbook . . .
Apparently there are no longer any fish to be caught in the Camden Haven River—at least, according to every fisherman I have spoken to over the past week . 25 more words
'Surrealism wasn't just a style or artistic inclination': How European power and authority fuelled modern art
Absurdity and satire came bursting into modern art a century ago, in 1916, at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. In retrospect it’s often been treated as a whimsical gesture but in truth it was fuelled by the anger of artists who rejected every aspect of European power and authority. 846 more words
In a recent revisit to The Dalí Museum in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, I was reminded of my nostalgia for a place I was once very close to. 534 more words
Some Thoughts on the Common Toad is a collection of short essays by the well-known novelist George Orwell. The particular edition which I read was published in 2010, but the 8 essays contained within the volume were published between the years of 1940 and 1947. 790 more words
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“Les dîners de Gala is uniquely devoted to the pleasures of taste … If you are a disciple of one of those calorie-counters who turn the joys of eating into a form of punishment, close this book at once; it is too lively, too aggressive, and far too impertinent for you.”