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Full Stop Real Estate Tip: Gorgeous Rural Mountainous Acreage – $280000

This property is not suitable for farm animals, pets, children, adults, fishing, swimming, hiking or farm animals. Really, it’s not suitable for building or habitation.

Right?

How is it that a word which has always conveyed direct agreement has been rethought and re-presented in the form of a tentative question? What does this tell us about how people view making concrete claims? Or about their ability to have their voice heard?

Dichotomy in Need of Troubling: Rich/Poor

It’s impossible to determine whether the “rich” are actively sucking up unprecedented sums of money or if money is simply being batted in their directions by our voyeurism.

The Rebel Yell from the Licensed Pitch

Busking on the London Underground was once an illicit activity conducted through wit, guile, community and negotiation. For more than a decade however, the practice has become radically professionalized.

Down the Rabbit Hole

No matter the tangled path I take to get there, the end result is always the same: a few hours later, I’m sitting in front of my laptop with three tabs open on serial killers, violent paraphilias, or fast-moving infectious diseases.

An Uprising of Coffee Beans and Take Out Boxes

In TV commercials vast and angry crowds march to demand that same great taste, but now with no calories. Retailers don’t just exhort us to buy their stuff, they want us to join their movement and read their manifesto.

“iyt makes me dull to wriyte”: Raymond Pettibon in New York City

Some of Pettibon’s work could be torn from a suspectedly sociopathic child’s secret notebook.

Notes Towards a Study of Anthropomorphism

From the alliance of Foghorn Leghorn and KFC to the pig mascot of the BBQ restaurant chain Famous Dave’s, chirpy animals consistently seem intent on selling dead parts of their brothers and sisters with a smile.

An Interview with Arp

There’s a Virginia Woolf quote that’s really stuck with me this year—something like “Never to be yourself and yet always.” That’s part of the goal and that’s something I’ve thought about a lot—I want to be surprised by what I do so that it’s interesting to me. I want to not recognize what I’ve done.

Tale of a Tattoo

It’s a notion that resonated deeply inside me; that we are moving through life oblivious to so many tiny yet essential details. It was such a persistent, haunting and panic-inducing thought, I was sure the resulting urge to pay attention would remain near the surface, as if tattooed on my psyche.