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Ana Lily Amirpour, ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ (2015): Redacted Facebook rant

It’s all surface. Every shot is pure style, but not in a good way. It’s got the logic of a music video: simply an excuse for letting cool images float around. Yes, you can talk about that kind of language … Continue reading

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your vague art / Berlin, 21.05.14

your vague art your vague art answers nothing when we ask it how to live when we ask the sun to settle what answer could it give save the moon’s penumbra? the moon’s penumbra drifts & your vague art answers: … Continue reading

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10 Time Management Tips to Hack Productivity

1. Work harder, not smarter We all flatter ourselves that we’re intelligent. We characterize our innate lethargy as a privilege won by our foxy wiles. “Work smarter, not harder” basically means: spend two hours on YouTube then skim your reading … Continue reading

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Pascal: Pensée 186

What a nice little nœud we have here. To be read every morning with breakfast: L’homme n’est qu’un roseau, le plus faible de la nature, mais c’est un roseau pensant. Il ne faut pas que l’univers entier s’arme pour l’écraser; … Continue reading

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I wrote this for my PhD

First academic books rarely shake off the “I wrote this for my PhD” feel. Not to the detriment of their rigor or scholarship, a certain punctiliousness marks the surface of such writing. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly where this feeling … Continue reading

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Λεξιπενία

Most readers of this blog will be encountering its title for the first time. As far as naming conventions go, I plead unoriginality: striving for the exotic, it’s potentially just arch and pseudy. But as I like my obscurantism unfashionable, … Continue reading

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