realism and schizophrenia: putting your best face forward

Kuwait City, 1999. Two dozen middle-schoolers juiced on ‘cocktails’ of kiwi, orange and apple swarm an Internet cafe. We squeeze two or three to a seat, group-typing uninformed allusions to sex in AOL chatrooms under absurd aliases. “I thought the

realism and schizophrenia: putting your best face forward

Kuwait City, 1999. Two dozen middle-schoolers juiced on ‘cocktails’ of kiwi, orange and apple swarm an Internet cafe. We squeeze two or three to a seat, group-typing uninformed allusions to sex in AOL chatrooms under absurd aliases. “I thought the

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the pleasures of being watched

On the recent premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta spin-off, Kandi’s Wedding, taking the same timeslot as its original, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker, then engaged and now married, flip through photos of when they first got together, on

the pleasures of being watched

On the recent premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta spin-off, Kandi’s Wedding, taking the same timeslot as its original, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker, then engaged and now married, flip through photos of when they first got together, on

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diamond weapon

You’re a shooting star I see A vision of ecstasy When you hold me, I’m alive We’re like diamonds in the sky —Rihanna, Diamonds The diamond is a gemstone with mystical powers for those who wield them, powers related to

diamond weapon

You’re a shooting star I see A vision of ecstasy When you hold me, I’m alive We’re like diamonds in the sky —Rihanna, Diamonds The diamond is a gemstone with mystical powers for those who wield them, powers related to

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anomalous holes

Maps have always messed with humans’ minds. We’ve been making maps for a long time. We mapped the land around us to get from place to place, and we mapped the sky to keep track of time. As our grasp

anomalous holes

Maps have always messed with humans’ minds. We’ve been making maps for a long time. We mapped the land around us to get from place to place, and we mapped the sky to keep track of time. As our grasp

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italy’s underground mosques

There are only three mosques in Italy. One in Sicily. One in Milan. One in Rome, which happens to be the biggest mosque in Europe. Financed by Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal, the Mosque of Rome’s vaulting interiors and 30,000-meter sprawl

italy’s underground mosques

There are only three mosques in Italy. One in Sicily. One in Milan. One in Rome, which happens to be the biggest mosque in Europe. Financed by Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal, the Mosque of Rome’s vaulting interiors and 30,000-meter sprawl

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searching for the carmathians

Black flags over the Shi’i village of A’ali Last month, I travelled to Bahrain with FiND in search of Ancient Arabia. More specifically I was looking for the Carmathians. Promisingly referred to as ‘those who took small steps’ or ‘those

searching for the carmathians

Black flags over the Shi’i village of A’ali Last month, I travelled to Bahrain with FiND in search of Ancient Arabia. More specifically I was looking for the Carmathians. Promisingly referred to as ‘those who took small steps’ or ‘those

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nature and civilization

Now here comes another clown with a scheme for the utopian national park: Central Park National Park, Disneyland National Park. Look here, he says, what’s the matter with you fellows?—let’s get cracking with this dump. Your road is bad; pave

nature and civilization

Now here comes another clown with a scheme for the utopian national park: Central Park National Park, Disneyland National Park. Look here, he says, what’s the matter with you fellows?—let’s get cracking with this dump. Your road is bad; pave

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