UbuWeb Check out these illustrations of Simpsons locales as seen at night If you recently sat through FXX’s society-destroying Simpsons marathon and have found it difficult to close your eyes without seeing yellow-skinned cartoon figures dance across your field of vision, this may provide a way to keep your buzz going. Artist Tim Doyle has produced a series of evocative, moody illustrations featuring locations from around The Simpsons’ Springfield as seen at night. Doyle, who seems to specialize in producing artwork on nerdy topics, also illustrated locations from shows like Futurama, Arrested Development, and Seinfeld, all of which are worth a look. These illustrations originally appeared as a part of Doyle’s UnReal Estate series, which first went on display in San Francisco back in 2012.
Olfactics | The exploration of olfaction through words The Reading Space “The nothing-to-hide argument (…) is not of recent vintage. One of the characters in Henry James’s 1888 novel, The Reverberator, muses: “If these people had done bad things they ought to be ashamed of themselves and he couldn’t pity them, and if they hadn’t done them there was no need of making such a rumpus about other people knowing.” (…) Likewise, in Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s novella “Traps,” which involves a seemingly innocent man put on trial by a group of retired lawyers in a mock-trial game, the man inquires what his crime shall be. “An altogether minor matter,” replies the prosecutor. “If you have nothing to hide, then that quite literally means you are willing to let me photograph you naked? To evaluate the nothing-to-hide argument, we should begin by looking at how its adherents understand privacy. Privacy can be invaded by the disclosure of your deepest secrets. Privacy, in other words, involves so many things that it is impossible to reduce them all to one simple idea.
Beautiful Word Clouds Un artiste détourne les billets de banque La série « American Iconomics » de l’artiste James Charles, qui depuis 2010 détourne de vrais billets de banque américains de 5$ et de 10$ avec des portraits de personnages célèbres issus de la pop culture, de Alien à Dali en passant par Hellraiser, Yoda, Spock ou encore Ronald McDonald, Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix et beaucoup d’autres… Images © James Charles Arts & Letters Daily - ideas, criticism, debate An Invitation to World Literature Greek, by Euripides, first performed in 405 BCE The passionate loves and longings, hopes and fears of every culture live on forever in their stories. Here is your invitation to literature from around the world and across time. Sumerian, 2600 BCE and older Turkish, by Orhan Pamuk, 2000 Greek, by Homer, ca. eighth century BCE Greek, by Euripides, first performed in 405 BCE Sanskrit, first century CE Japanese, by Murasaki Shikibu, ca. 1014 Chinese, by Wu Ch'êng-ên, ca. 1580 Quiché-Mayan, written in the Roman alphabet ca. 1550s French, by Voltaire, 1759 English, by Chinua Achebe, 1959 Spanish, by Gabriel García Márquez, 1967 English, by Arundhati Roy, 1998 Arabic, first collected ca. fourteenth century
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