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New header image: Zinaida Serebryakova, Harvest 1915

14 Feb

Happy New Year!

12 Feb

Had to post these today…broke my twitter fast. 17-18th century Chinese bronzes of boy playing with ox, from Tsarskoye Selo collection.

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New header image: Zinaida Serebryakova, artist’s sister Olga Lanceray, at Neskuchnoye, family estate near Kharkov, 1911

7 Feb

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New header image: Zinaida Serebryakova, artist’s sister Olga Lanceray, 1910

31 Jan

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BYE

28 Jan

Why it’s a big deal that Kamala Harris is VP

24 Jan

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P.S. and you have to be a particularly willing kind of blinded to the reasons behind Serbian anger too…

24 Jan

Novi Sad: January 21 – 23, the Racija

23 Jan

Many of the victims were marched onto the frozen Danube and died when artillery was unleashed on the frozen river surface. You have to be a particularly perverse kind of facho to think of that way to murder people.

See rest of thread.

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Problem solved: how to clean out the image-swamp of our civilization: get together once every ten years…

24 Jan

…put on your best clothes and stare into the camera with absolute lack of expression. Presto. No smiles. No “had drinks with my cousin.” No cute dogs. Just you, your body and time. Happy Sunday.

My grandparents and my father:

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Us: “…a people of relationship and dense social interaction…”

24 Jan

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Brando in “Streetcar…” Oh, please…

23 Jan

He always appears in these “hottest people in the world” lists. I taught “Streetcar…” for years and even if my students gasped when he first came on screen, if they didn’t find Stanley Kowalski to be a thoroughly revolting human being by the end — violent, insecure, ignorant, a pig — I would consider my job undone. And I always find the facile celebrating of his personage and “sexiness” to be mildly disgusting.

But, hey, if that works for you…

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