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Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

When they introduced themselves to us, Win Butler and Régine Chassagne were contemplating death and eternity. Two albums later, they were puzzling out boredom and disconnection. In The Suburbs, the streets hadn’t yet frozen over, but the neighborhood was still desolate. This was a version of existential crisis that anyone with a carpeted basement could relate to, and it brought this famously grand, sweeping band perilously close to mundanity. But the band’s touch with allegory didn’t disappear, it simply grew lighter. There is a suburban war at the heart of the album, but the lyrics observe the conflict in the manner of a television left on in the next room. “By the time the first bombs fell/ We were already bored,” Butler sings on the opening song. The album rewinds and scrambles itself multiple times—the opening invitation of “Grab your mother’s keys, we’re leaving” repeats itself towards the end, and in the record’s emotional pinnacle, “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains”), Chassagne rides her bicycle forever, futilely seeking the end of the rows of houses. The emotional thrust comes from the characters’ decisions to unball their fists and seek a higher peace with their surroundings—“I’m moving past the feeling,” Butler croons, at both the beginning and end. But like the endlessly falling bombs, the forever-restarting car, or the scrolling rows of houses, he never stops moving. Regret sits with us, like arthritis or sciatica, and the only viable option is to learn to live with it. —Jayson Greene

Aug 19, 2014 / 81 notes
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Albert Camus
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exhibition-ism:

Illustrations by Gelrev Ongbico.

theclotheshorse:

probably the most amazing #vintage dress I own that I never have an excuse to wear 😭✨✨
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theclotheshorse:

probably the most amazing #vintage dress I own that I never have an excuse to wear 😭✨✨

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likeafieldmouse:

Julie Mehretu

1. Fracture

2. Untitled (Van Gelder 3; JM D-1.05)

3. Rogue Ascension

4. Entropia (Review)

5-7. Untitled

8. Local Calm

9. Rising Down

10. Rising Down (detail)

Aug 16, 2014 / 274 notes
It doesn’t concern you? That kind of absolutist view of the Universe? Right and wrong determined by a single, all knowing, all powerful being whose judgement cannot be questioned, and in whose name the most horrendous of acts can be sanctioned without appeal?
Caprica (2009)
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1000drawings:

Kris Knight Ivory

weandthecolor:

Colorful Letterings by MUTI for The Hope Factory
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weandthecolor:

Colorful Letterings by MUTI for The Hope Factory

Studio MUTI has created a series of typographic artworks for The Hope Factory, a non-profit organization dedicated to support previously disadvantaged people in growing their businesses.

Check out more of the typographic artworks on WATC.

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Iranian mathematician is first woman to win ‘Nobel Prize of maths’
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ruby-taylor:

This is Vera Rubin. She’s a babe and she discovered dark matter. I’ve made this as a B2 screen print. Why not treat yourself? Email me for details.
Aug 16, 2014 / 381 notes

ruby-taylor:

This is Vera Rubin. She’s a babe and she discovered dark matter. I’ve made this as a B2 screen print. Why not treat yourself? Email me for details.

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aseaofquotes:

— Rainer Maria Rilke
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aseaofquotes:

— Rainer Maria Rilke