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Russell Banks - Wikipedia. Russell Banks (born March 28, 1940) is an American writer of fiction and poetry.

Russell Banks - Wikipedia

A Reader's Manifesto - The Atlantic. Nothing gives me the feeling of having been born several decades too late quite like the modern "literary" best seller.

A Reader's Manifesto - The Atlantic

Give me a time-tested masterpiece or what critics patronizingly call a fun read—Sister Carrie or just plain Carrie. Give me anything, in fact, as long as it doesn't have a recent prize jury's seal of approval on the front and a clutch of precious raves on the back. In the bookstore I'll sometimes sample what all the fuss is about, but one glance at the affected prose—"furious dabs of tulips stuttering," say, or "in the dark before the day yet was"—and I'm hightailing it to the friendly black spines of the Penguin Classics. Jennifer Kimball Artistry. Read a Goddamn Book. William I. Robinson - Wikipedia. William I.

William I. Robinson - Wikipedia

Robinson (born March 28, 1959) is an American professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Vocal Ranges of the Greatest Singers. Leopold Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra Home Page. George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization. George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization. Arnold Geulincx - Wikipedia. Life[edit]

Arnold Geulincx - Wikipedia

Fandom powered by Wikia. Erik Nitsche. Erik Nitsche (September 7, 1908 – November 14, 1998) was a pioneer in the design of books, annual reports, and other printed material that relied on meticulous attention to the details of page composition, the elegance of simple type presentation, and the juxtaposition of elements on a page.

Erik Nitsche

His hallmarks were impeccably clear design, brilliant colors, smart typography, and an adherence to particular geometric foundations. Erik Nitsche was born and studied in Lausanne, Switzerland, and moved to the United States at the age of 26, where he had a successful career as graphic designer and art director. After 1960's he worked mainly on children's books. Nitsche is best known for his historic relationship with the engineering company General Dynamics. Lomax geo archive. Ryan Tatar Photography. Persi Diaconis. Card shuffling[edit] Diaconis has coauthored several more recent papers expanding on his 1992 results and relating the problem of shuffling cards to other problems in mathematics.

Persi Diaconis

Among other things, they showed that the separation distance of an ordered blackjack deck (that is, aces on top, followed by 2's, followed by 3's, etc.) drops below .5 after 7 shuffles. Separation distance is an upper bound for variation distance.[8][9] Biography[edit] Susan Sontag: Notes On "Camp" Published in 1964.

Susan Sontag: Notes On "Camp"

Many things in the world have not been named; and many things, even if they have been named, have never been described. Vladimir Davydov. Vladimir Davydov (December 14 [O.S.

Vladimir Davydov

December 2] 1871 – December 27 [O.S. Edward Said. Edward Wadie Said (Arabic pronunciation: [wædiːʕ sæʕiːd]; Arabic: إدوارد وديع سعيد‎, Idwārd Wadīʿ Saʿīd; 1 November 1935 – 25 September 2003) was a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, a literary theorist, and a public intellectual who was a founding figure of the critical-theory field of Post-colonialism.

Edward Said

Born a Palestinian Arab in the city of Jerusalem in Mandatory Palestine (1920–48), he was an American citizen through his father.[3] Said was an advocate for the political and the human rights of the Palestinian people and has been described by the journalist Robert Fisk as their most powerful voice.[4] As a public intellectual, Said discussed contemporary politics and culture, literature and music in books, lectures, and articles.

Shane Harris. Shane Harris is an American journalist and author.

Shane Harris

He is Senior Intelligence and National Security Correspondent for the Daily Beast.[1] He specializes in coverage of America's intelligence agencies.[2] He is author of the books The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State and @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex, about the impact of cyberspace as the American military's "fifth-domain" of war. Harris is currently an ASU Future of War Fellow at New America Foundation.[3] Career[edit] Political views[edit] Awards[edit] In 2010, Harris received the 24th annual Gerald R.

Books[edit] Robert Farris Thompson. Robert Farris Thompson (born December 30, 1932, El Paso, Texas[1]) is the Colonel John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. He lived in the Yoruba region of southwest Nigeria for many years while he conducted his research of Yoruba arts history.

He is affiliated with the University of Ibadan and frequented Yoruba village communities. Thompson has studied the African arts of the diaspora in the United States, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and several Caribbean islands. Robert Farris Thompson is also an authority on hip hop culture. [citation needed] Primo Levi. Levi died in 1987 from injuries sustained in a fall from a third-story apartment landing.

While his death was officially ruled a suicide, some evidence supports the possibility that the fall was accidental. Biography[edit] Early life[edit] Zygmunt Bauman. Zygmunt Bauman (born 19 November 1925) is a Polish sociologist. He has resided in England since 1971 after being driven out of Poland by an anti-semitic campaign engineered by the Communist government. Annales School. The Annales School (French pronunciation: ​[a'nal]) is a group of historians associated with a style of historiography developed by French historians in the 20th century to stress long-term social history.

It is named after its scholarly journal Annales d'histoire économique et sociale, which remains the main source of scholarship, along with many books and monographs.[1] The school has been highly influential in setting the agenda for historiography in France and numerous other countries, especially regarding the use of social scientific methods by historians, emphasizing social rather than political or diplomatic themes, and for being generally hostile to the class analysis of Marxist historiography. The school deals primarily with late medieval and early modern Europe (before the French Revolution), with little interest in later topics.

It has dominated French social history and influenced historiography in Europe and Latin America. The journal[edit] Jaron Lanier. Jaron Zepel Lanier (/ˈdʒeɪrᵻn lᵻˈnɪər/, born May 3, 1960) is an American computer philosophy writer, computer scientist, visual artist, and composer of classical music. A pioneer in the field of virtual reality (a term he is credited with popularizing[citation needed]), Lanier and Thomas G. Zimmerman left Atari in 1985 to found VPL Research, Inc., the first company to sell VR goggles and gloves. In the late 1990s, Lanier worked on applications for Internet2, and in the 2000s, he was a visiting scholar at Silicon Graphics and various universities. From 2006 he began to work at Microsoft, and from 2009 forward he works at Microsoft Research as Interdisciplinary Scientist.[2] Early life and education (1960–1982)[edit] Atari Labs, VPL Research (1983–1990)[edit] Mark Poster. Mark Poster (July 5, 1941 – October 10, 2012)[1] was Professor Emeritus of History and Film and Media Studies at UC Irvine, where he also taught in the Critical Theory Emphasis.

Importantly he was pivotal to "bringing French critical theory to the U.S., and went on to analyse contemporary media. Consultant for the Future. David Houle (futurist) John Vincent Atanasoff. John Vincent Atanasoff (October 4, 1903 – June 15, 1995) was an American physicist and inventor, best known for inventing the first electronic digital computer. Atanasoff invented the first electronic digital computer in the 1930s at Iowa State College. Challenges to his claim were resolved in 1973 when the Honeywell v. Sperry Rand lawsuit ruled that Atanasoff was the inventor of the computer.[1][2][3][4] His special-purpose machine has come to be called the Atanasoff–Berry Computer. Early life and education. Alan Turing. Alan Mathison Turing OBE FRS (/ˈtjʊərɪŋ/; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist. He was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer.[2][3][4] Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.[5]

Author and President of Eurasia Group. Andrew Ross Sorkin. Life and career[edit] The Academic Study of Musical Instruments. Lester Bowie. Daniel Levitin. Abdullah Öcalan. The Green Fuse for environmental philosophy, deep ecology, social ecology, eco-feminism, earth-centered spirituality. Lucy Parsons. Emma Goldman. Michael Bowen (artist) Crane Brinton. Michael Turri – Michael Turri. Alfred Sisley. Warren Zevon. Bloomsbury Group. James Wright (poet) Henri Bergson. Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Andrey Kolmogorov. Wyndham Lewis. Stan Brakhage. Robert Doisneau. Robert Giraud. Timothy Brock. Izzi Ramkissoon. Henry Darger. Henry Darger at Carl Hammer Gallery.

List of colors. Vorticism. Mary Whitehouse. Alfred Stieglitz. Noël Coward. Jim Jarmusch. Auguste and Louis Lumière. Juan Gris. Jean-François Lyotard. Eric Berne. Kazimir Malevich. Martin Romberg - HOME. GG Allin. Terence McKenna. Otto Dix.

Adam Mickiewicz. William Faulkner quotes.