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Roy Scranton returns to Iraq:

I asked him if he still had any hope at all for Iraq, and he leaned in, as if to explain a great secret: “Hopelessness is the limit and beginning of a new kind of hope. You have to keep going – not to achieve dreams of beautiful mountaintop forests, but because life is more powerful than death. Hopelessness makes possible new hope, a faith in the basic tissue of life that is stronger than any disaster. This is how humanity survives. This is the strength that keeps us going.”

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scottcheshire:

At Skylight Books - what a night!

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scottcheshire:

At Skylight Books! With Mr. Jeffrey Tambor!

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zerostatereflex:

Tangible Media

MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,

"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."

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scottcheshire:

Me and my buddy, superstar writer, and fellow Queens born, Bill Cheng.

Getting into trouble

scottcheshire:

Me and my buddy, superstar writer, and fellow Queens born, Bill Cheng.

Getting into trouble

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God Lives on Lemon Street, by Scott Cheshire | Harper's Magazine

scottcheshire:

"Tucked beneath the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Bridge, beyond the serviceberry trees and hedgerows of the Bridge Park Greenway, across the blacktop of Furman Street, the House of God awaits. Nearly 7 million Jehovah’s Witnesses throughout the world call the collection of buildings Bethel, transliterated from the Hebrew, Beth El, “House of God.” Its tall red sign, a city landmark for decades, looms over the skyline: watchtower. The building is also home to thousands of volunteers who live on the premises, all in the service, among other things, of printing the most widely circulated magazine on the planet: 46 million every month. I was supposed to live there, too…"

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Scott Cheshire’s High as the Horses’ Bridles Review – Flavorwire

scottcheshire:

"Astounding…mysterious…brilliant….one of the finest novels you will read this year."

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myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043
Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

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9emeart:

Planche de “Hate Jazz”

Jorge Gonzales

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generic-art:

Akitaka Ito - Mr. Froggy
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sixpenceee:

SCULPTING HUMAN EVOLUTION 

Paleoartist Elisabeth Daynès is reconstructing human evolution through her sculptures.

The sculptures above are in no particular order. 

You can view more pictures and get more information here

The true faces of our ancestors. We are their successors, and owe them all of our days. If you’re in the DC area, do your brain some service and visit the Smithsonian Natural History Museum’s Hall of Human Origins. It’s immense, immersive, and quite a beautiful journey back through time.

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penamerican:

"It’s an insidious little war against writers, but fortunately, the writers and journalists are strong enough to defend themselves." Writer and PEN Haiti President Jean-Euphèle Milcé talks about Haiti’s literary past–and future.

http://www.pen.org/interview/illuminating-shadows-interview-jean-euph%C3%A8le-milc%C3%A9

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plenilune:

—from Sparrow Hill Road, by Seanan McGuire

plenilune:

—from Sparrow Hill Road, by Seanan McGuire

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