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Will Cotton. Frosting Flowers, 2013.

Oil on linen.

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cjmcnamara
16 hours ago
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Year One: Rhetoric & Responsibility

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The Trump problem is probably somewhat self-limiting, he and his ilk being so very strange. But there are older, deeper problems. A substantial part of the American public seems to have lost interest in ideas, therefore in substantive controversy. This worrisome depletion has affected the whole of society, universities included. In saying this, I am making a criticism of institutions I value profoundly, as I do the politics of democracy, more for their splendid potential than for their present influence.
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cjmcnamara
6 days ago
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wow, esp the last two grafs
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Keurig, Papa John’s, and the Politicization of American Junk

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Ian Crouch on the politically charged controversies that have embroiled Keurig, over Sean Hannity, and Papa John’s, over the N.F.L. athlete protests, in recent weeks.
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cjmcnamara
6 days ago
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"There is something grotesque, demoralizing, and entirely fitting, in the Trump era, about seeing Americans act out political grievances through the quotidian and joyless consumer products that populate our lives, of seeing quick coffee and takeout pizza become the emblems by which we are left to define ourselves and the hills on which we die for our imagined ideals." we have a winner!
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Kid Inventors Tell All

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Students between the ages of six and twelve offer sage advice at the National Invention Convention on solving real-world problems, big and small. Behold: the Blackberry Picker, Storibot, and the ChemotheraPop.
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cjmcnamara
7 days ago
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welcome to rainy monday here is some uplifting Content
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How a German Newspaper Became the Go-To Place for Leaks Like the Paradise Papers

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Elisabeth Zerofsky on the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung and its work with the Paradise Papers, which reveal how wealthy individuals and companies use offshore accounts to hide and shelter their fortunes.
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cjmcnamara
9 days ago
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SZ is a very good paper and more Americans should follow it imo
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Why This College Applicant Turned Her Yard Into an Admissions-Themed Horror Show

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It might have something to do with the handmade sign by the walkway: “Abandon hope all ye who enter.”
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cjmcnamara
10 days ago
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