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"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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He belongs to the Blank Generation.

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Tor Aarestad on De Camp and Pratt’s THE ROARING TRUMPET

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Both a singular artist and a mensch.

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The mind and lived experience, interleaved!

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In each of his fields of engagement, he stands for humanity.

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She watches the world and reacts, viscerally, and she is us.

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Today he would publish Pussy Riot rather than Turgenev.

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge”

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“I would rather be wrong with Sartre than right with Aron.”

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Topped with dark humor, his social messages went down easily.

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He theorized a cybernetic architecture of mythopoetics.

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“Like Martin Luther King, I will do my thing”

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She wrote the new millennium’s first perfect novel.

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Driven by a desire to create music that white bandleaders couldn’t play.

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His antihero, Pechorin, would kill on reality TV.

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Can violence ever be praised so? What enormity is required?

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“Perfection to D, is quite essential / He has to live up to his potential.”

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A display of multi-tasking that one watches live in a state of disbelief.

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No one does teenage fragility and aggrieved hostility better.

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He was John Brown and his people were slaves to big business hucksterism.

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Informal rule-making and systems of obligation are everywhere.

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Dorky chic, unmusically musical, awkwardly sexy.

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A lethally and incessantly clever futurist.

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Not as smarmy as Eddie Haskell, or as supercilious as Ferris Bueller