Monthly Archives: August 2011

Notable Reads: “A Divine Comedy” by Elif Batuman

This month’s Harper’s Magazine includes an in-depth, beautiful picture of the Dante Marathon of Firenze – a collective effort of Florentine Who’s Whos, international academics and common Dante enthusiasts to read aloud the entirety of La divina commedia –  as … Continue reading

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From the Margins Archives – Madness and Social Withdrawal

Bananagrams, the anarchist take on speed scrabble, oftentimes ends with thematic verbal crisscrossing. I won’t argue that every letter combination expresses some form of unconscious desire, but post-mortems can render interesting stories if you “think, really think.” I’ve found that … Continue reading

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Repulsion – Roman Polanski (1965)

We are vain and we are blind I hate people when they’re not polite Psycho killer qu’est-ce que c’est? The Leaning Tower of Pisa departs from the perpendicular by about six degrees, an imperfection long-known to be the result of … Continue reading

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