Afternoon Art Break

“Dawn”
Marc Chagall (1976)

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The escape of Charles II to France

A new biography of Grant

THE DOG PATRIARCHY MUST BE STOPPED

Everything about this story is ridiculous. Especially the “I had a bump on my neck once that turned out to be nothing, so now I need an emotional support rodent to fly with me” part.

We’re raising a generation of idiots and calling it progress.

Solzhenitsyn’s cathedrals

The truth and fiction of Adam and Eve

Massive ancient underground city once housed 20,000 people

Google X and the science of radical creativity

How The Princess Bride built film’s most beloved sword fight

The volatile friendship of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon

A “horrifying and engrossing” history of madness at sea

Is the traditional Western a thing of the past?

The man who invented Bailey’s

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Happy Valentine’s Day week to all the Starbucks lovers out there (yes, I know that’s not the lyric).

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“The Balcony”
Edouard Manet (1869)

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Cooking with Gogol

How photography influenced John Singer Sargent

Singing with new lungs

Your feel-good story of the day

People who shelve their books with the spines facing in are monsters. Who does this?

Despicable

Glad to see the “let’s be adults instead of wussy garbage babies” movement is growing: “There is a growing sense that we are entitled to have the world adapt to our preferences, instead of the other way around…Put your pet in a damn carrier, as people did for decades in a system that worked totally fine before everyone became incredibly self-centered. Thank you.”

People still pay attention to this talentless fucking idiot for some reason.

“Philip Larkin and Me”

Bernstein at 100

African Science Fiction

Are delivery apps killing restaurants?

East End easels

Edward Lear in full

How a dodgy German biologist influenced art nouveau

 

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“Hylas and the Nymphs”
John William Waterhouse (1896)
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