Mar 21, 2007

After a long time he stirred. He leaned forward. He turned the white porcelain bowl up and held it in the palm of his hand and regarded it. The world has no name, he said. The names of the cerros and the sierras and the deserts exist only on maps. We name them that we do not lose our way. Yet it is because the way was lost to us already that we have made those names. The world cannot be lost. We are the ones. And it is because these names and these coordinates are our own naming that they cannot save us. That they cannot find for us the way again.
                - Cormac McCarthy

Someone shouted amen: Painting the apocalypse
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The aerotropolis, the digital world made manifest, parts 1,2,
Authors speaking
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American Communist Party archive
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Interpreting people to interpret the law
'Helvetica' on tour
Finding the (Russian) moral in the amoral and absurdist 'Alice'
How James Madison is the best U.S. president
Keroac the Catholic
Amature philosophy asks, what's the meaning of it all?
Pen histories
What can be seen on the tip of the tongue
Building a "sustainable" business
St. Petersburg by Peter Schrock
Slate pictures the world's poet
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