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It was autumn, the springtime of death. Rain spattered the rotting leaves, and a wild wind wailed. Death was singing in the shower. Death was happy to be alive. The fetus bailed out without a parachute. It landed in the sideline Astroturf, so upsetting the cheerleaders that for the remained of the afternoon their rahs were more like squeaks.
Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker (via redrosesrain)
nprbooks

nprbooks:

We LOVE this list from Aerogramme Studio of all 57 sick, sad books mentioned on Daria! Are we children of the 90s? Yeah, just a little …

While Daria’s favourite TV show, Sick Sad World, featured heavily throughout the series, the show was also filled with literary references. Here are 57 books that Daria read or that were mentioned during the episodes, with links to free eBook editions where available in parentheses. As DariaWiki puts it, “If it’s old, morbid, or esoteric, Daria will read the hell out of it.”

So if you’re looking for a new canon, we highly recommend this list (and we’ve already got a jump on it with our Grapes of Wrath book clubGrapes comes in at #45). H/T to our buddies at the AV Club for the link!

— Petra

(Team Member Nicole is thinking of being Daria for Halloween. I promise there will be pictures if she does.)

hyperallergic
hyperallergic:

(via Film Strips Shining Like Stained Glass)
PORTLAND, Oregon — A cavernous room in an abandoned factory that once made window coverings is showcasing a different kind of window. Artist Jennifer West has installed a set of transparent plexiglass frames covered with strips of 35mm and 70mm film. Viewers are invited to enter this dark space and shine flashlights onto the film strips, casting colored shadows that envelop the room. As visitors tinker with their flashlights, the bright emissions change, intersect, and turn the vast walls into ever-evolving spectacles of dancing light.
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hyperallergic:

(via Film Strips Shining Like Stained Glass)

PORTLAND, Oregon — A cavernous room in an abandoned factory that once made window coverings is showcasing a different kind of window. Artist Jennifer West has installed a set of transparent plexiglass frames covered with strips of 35mm and 70mm film. Viewers are invited to enter this dark space and shine flashlights onto the film strips, casting colored shadows that envelop the room. As visitors tinker with their flashlights, the bright emissions change, intersect, and turn the vast walls into ever-evolving spectacles of dancing light.

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