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Brian Eno on Art, Confidence, and How Attention Creates Value
Brian Eno on Art, Confidence, and How Attention Creates Value

“Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences.”

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Gun Control Fail, 1944 Edition
Gun Control Fail, 1944 Edition

“Lady, we can’t do anything about a threat. We have to wait until he acts.” “You mean after I am shot?”

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Susan Sontag on Why Lists Appeal to Us, Plus Her Listed Likes and Dislikes
Susan Sontag on Why Lists Appeal to Us, Plus Her Listed Likes and Dislikes

How lists confer value and guarantee existence.

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Cats, Guns, and Books: William S. Burroughs’s Daily Routine
Cats, Guns, and Books: William S. Burroughs’s Daily Routine

For breakfast, “a salted soft-boiled egg with toast, or perhaps fresh-squeezed lemonade, and two cups of very sweet tea.”

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Literary Pets: The Cats, Dogs, and Birds Famous Authors Loved
Literary Pets: The Cats, Dogs, and Birds Famous Authors Loved

Twain and Bambino, Browning and Flush, Dickens and Grip, Hemingway and Uncle Willie, and more.

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Publishing and Its Discontents, 1948 Edition
Publishing and Its Discontents, 1948 Edition

“Keeping up with present-day costs is as tough for a publisher as for an author, and there does not seem to be an end towards the increase.”

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