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Tag: Quote

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I read Reborn, excerpts from Susan Sontag’s journals and notebooks from 1947-1963 about a year ago, and I love going back to leaf through it and hear Sontag’s voice mature and her life change through the documented years. Reading Reborn made me feel closer to the flame of life. Sontag’s spirit, strength and passion are clearly channeled through her vibrant opinions and […]

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We are big list-makers and list-lovers here on ACO (remember this?). So it’s no surprise that I lit up when I recently came across Umberto Eco’s The Infinity of Lists, an illustrated essay about what he calls “the vertigo of lists” which he worked on while a resident at the Louvre. In it he talks about lists being therapeutic, celebratory, as […]

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After spending most of the weekend driving up and down half the state of California, trekking through the Grapevine to wine country and up and down the curvy coast, I couldn’t help but think of the quote above from artist Anri Sala that I read in this article in Frieze Magazine a while back. Sala’s work deals […]

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Have you listened to the NPR podcast with Maurice Sendak – on life, death and children?  It will rip your heart out.   Listen Now: LINK

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A pledge for the new year courtesy of political writer and novelist Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things, one of my very favorite books. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve had a bumpy start to the year. I’ve been thinking a lot about the ways we think about time and the hope […]

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A great idea by a really great photographer.  Paul Outerbridge (August 15, 1896 – October 17, 1958) will delight your eyes and mind with his insanely gorgeous, intriguing and very modern images.  I suggest checking out the book Command Performance, which features a variety of his styles and periods – 104 plates that will capture your […]