“Most of them (the English intelligentsia) are perfectly ready for dictatorial methods, secret police, systematic falsification of history etc. so long as they feel that it is on ‘our’ side.”

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George Orwell in a 1944 letter that detailed “the thesis of his great novel.”

Printables

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Woody Allen: What I’ve Learned by Cal Fussman

Getting Things Done

The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

via, lifehacker

Morning Dose of Me Want It (But Me Wait)

Life lessons from Cookie Monster

Kind Outlooks

Chris Johanson – Within the River of Time is My Mind

Directed by Wyatt Troll

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“holding up the baby”

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Sasha Frere-Jones builds Jay Z up and then takes him down in this must-read review of the current state of softness in popular culture and “Magna Carta Holy Grail.

Milton Glaser

A short documentary by Hillman Curtis.

via, openculture

Printables

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The Gift of Doubt by Malcolm Gladwell

Albert O. Hirschman and the power of failure.

“They Want To Survive”

Maurice Sendak on Being a Kid

“Black is not a color; it’s an attitude.”

James Brown on Conviction, Respect & Reagan in the latest Blank on Blank.

“I’m Not a Role Model, I’m Just A Regular Guy”

Biggie Smalls spits wisdom in this rare interview. He would have been 41 today.

“It don’t matter that some fool say he different.”

D’Angelo Barksdale breaks down “The Great Gatsby” on The Wire.

via, bibliokept

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