“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tree at Castle Ward
Critic at large John Powers reviews The Trip to Italy, the follow-up to 2010’s The Trip, starring British comedians Steve Coogan (right) and Rob Brydon:
Now, The Trip...
Yesterday the Folger Shakespeare Library released some eighty thousand images into the Creative Commons. Here are our favorites.
Arya did not dare, even though she smelled as bad as Yoren by now, all sour and stinky. Some of the creatures living in her clothes had come all the way from Flea Bottom with...
“The proper way to understand any social system was to view it from above.”
― Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries
view over Belfast
“Only a fool humbles himself when the world is so full of men eager to do that job for him.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
What you see here is Quintin Castle...
“So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the door open so they can come in! But it also means you have to let them go!”
“…I’ve marked our sacred place not with stones - I’ve put it my art to keep it safe…”
― John Geddes, A Familiar Rain
“Sometimes, though, you make a pact with yourself. I’ll pretend there’s nothing wrong if you pretend there’s nothing wrong. It’s called denial, and it’s one of the strongest...