RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez

RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."

Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist (via observando)

ohrobbybaby:

Favorite Musical Numbers 

Dancing in the Dark from “The Band Wagon”  (1953) 

"I must have flowers, always, and always."

Claude Monet (via thatkindofwoman)
My new happy hour dance.

My new happy hour dance.

juliabe:

Bob (via Juliabe)

Illustrated doppelganger.

juliabe:

Bob (via Juliabe)

Illustrated doppelganger.

oupacademic:

Happy birthday, Charlie Chaplin!
The Kid, The Circus, The Great Dictator, Limelight … these are only a small selection of Charlie Chaplin’s most iconic films. Find out more about his acting and producing career in Who’s Who.
Image: Essanay Studios (British Film Institute). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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oupacademic:

Happy birthday, Charlie Chaplin!

The Kid, The Circus, The Great Dictator, Limelight … these are only a small selection of Charlie Chaplin’s most iconic films. Find out more about his acting and producing career in Who’s Who.

Image: Essanay Studios (British Film Institute). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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Happy Birthday to the fantastic four…Leonardo da Vinci, Henry James, Emma and Emma!

newyorker:

Read about this week’s cover, “Getting There,” by Ivan Brunetti: http://nyr.kr/P0hI4N

newyorker:

Read about this week’s cover, “Getting There,” by Ivan Brunetti: http://nyr.kr/P0hI4N

A life in books…and bookshelves.

A life in books…and bookshelves.

"Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process."

More stuff ends up on my night stand than I’ll ever read. Every night when I go to bed I pass two giant towers of literature. One of them consists of books I want to read for no particular reason. On top of this tower at the moment are two novels, Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” and Christine Sneed’s “Little Known Facts.” The other tower is built of books I feel that I need to read for something I’m working on. At the moment, I need to know a lot more than I do about the period in U.S. history between 1918 and 1929, and so the work tower is topped by Sinclair Lewis’s “Main Street”; David Kyvig’s incredibly good history, “Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940”; and John Brooks’s “Once in Golconda.” The weirdest books in either stack are the United States censuses of 1920 and 1930.”

Night stand book towers!  I am not alone…