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Please Don't Promise Me Forever

Please Don't Promise Me Forever
Imagine this: It’s 1976 and you’re dating a man named Rick. He has a mustache and owns at least one reindeer sweater. High off of reading The Easter Parade and The Great Santini, he’s all pumped up to write the next great American novel but, to make ends meet, he’s currently working for Hallmark. He’s been really cagey about his latest project, only revealing that this will be the first time Hermann Zapf‘s Crown font is used in a publication. The fact is, things could be better between the two of you; he forgot your birthday… then your anniversary. Then there was that time he bit your head off on the car ride home for making fun of him during a game of Monopoly at a friend’s house. Now, imagine it’s Valentine’s Day and you’re not expecting much – but Rick surprises you. And this: “Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. And there’s even a photo depicting couples board game night paired with this text: “Please don’t… make me look foolish in front of other people.”

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From The Hundred Acre Wood To Midtown To see one of the most important exhibits at the New York Public Library, skip the main entrance… …and take the far-less trafficked 42nd Street door: Once past the metal detector, hang a right down the first corridor… …and continue on into the Children’s Center. Test Compatibility for Libra and Sagittarius - Love Horoscopes on ELLE You’re fast friends who make each other laugh, sharing a sharp, sarcastic wit. People watching is your favorite pastime, and you can amuse each other with clever observations all day. Romantic Libra brings poetry and flowers to Sag’s gritty, profanity-strewn world, and active Sagittarius gets Libra’s nose out of the rosebush. Still, your different paces could cause friction. Languid Libra likes to take everything slow, weighing and measuring possibilities on those iconic Scales before acting.

LEIGH LEDARE: "Double Bind" (2010) By Simon Baker, Brought to ASX by 1000 Words Magazine, 2010 There is a partially obscured photograph of the French writer Georges Bataille in Leigh Ledare’s Double Bind: just one of a number of ripped-out book and magazine pages that make up collage elements in a diverse installation of different kinds of photographic image; made, found and arranged, by the artist. Bataille, the anti-surrealist so-called ‘shit-philosopher’, was described by his friends as ‘impossible’: the impossible Bataille balanced a day-job in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France with night-time brothel culture; wrote scholarly essays on coins, and some of the most subversive and explicit novels ever published: the manuscript for his infamous Story of the Eye, having in fact been scribbled directly on the backs of library record cards, as though he’d written it at work. Simon Baker is Curator of Photography and International Art at Tate.

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How to Creatively Celebrate a Birthday submitted by: Drew McLellan For 18 months, my wife and I (while we were still dating, not married) lived 2000 miles apart. Which makes it very difficult to go on a date together -- much less a date to celebrate a special occasion, like a birthday. TODD HIDO: "Fragmented Narratives" (2011) By Ian Epstein I once heard someone remark that the desire to have a perfect lawn was not unlike the desire to have a piece of perfect sculpture for a body – the lengths to which a person goes to achieve such perfection reveal a great deal. And so the coiffed and manicured American lawn that is a hallmark of the suburbs with perfect green grass came to resemble America’s plastic bodies, transformed by technology and money from flesh and blood into repositories of silicon in the hopes that perhaps, since timelessness is as impossible as death is unavoidable, perhaps instead we can achieve the perfection of Michelangelo or Venus temporarily, helped along by a little silicone. Fertilizer is to the suburban lawn what cosmetics are to the suburban face: a fickle attempt to sweep ugliness under the rug with a splash of color. Are Hido’s pictures just the literary refinement of the motifs that Atget discovered?

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