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Thought Explosion by Ben Heine

His wonderful, vivid artworks frequently accompany our posts but this striking one is the post.  Another terrific creation. Thanks, Ben.

22 May, 2008 · 5 Comments


Isfahan is a short animated film inspired by stunning Persian architecture and created by Etérea Studios. H/T to friend and inspiration Ressentiment. For a great Persian culture fix (and much … Continue reading

11 May, 2008 · 3 Comments

The Poetry Of Life: One Day Poem Pavilion

The One Day Poem Pavilion by Jiyeon Song is an enchanting idea that makes use of natural light and shadow to project different poetic verses depending upon the time of … Continue reading

2 May, 2008 · Leave a comment

Beirut Flash Mob Freeze in City Mall: Public Participatory Performance

Public art for art’s sake can be a fun and participatory affair, creating a grassroots ‘collective effervescence’ in civil society. A great recent example is the Beirut installment of the … Continue reading

29 April, 2008 · 1 Comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"