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Erotically charged mises-en-scène that make us think.

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The remotest and loneliest astronaut.

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His songs number in the thousands.

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Spooky intelligence and challenging eroticism.

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A gamine beauty with a fearless personality.


The mind and lived experience, interleaved!

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He defended artifice and imagination vs. the so-called “natural.”

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“Are we not straying as though through an infinite nothingness?”


He saw how institutions and apparatuses order daily life and desire.

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Her chorines, molls, and paroled hookers know their onions.


She defended an Aristotelian concept of human flourishing.

Vernon Lee 1881 by John Singer Sargent 1856-1925

An anthropologist of the elusive essence.


Clean-lined, india ink-borne graphic magic.


A philosopher who didn’t take anything seriously.


A “tawny student of Esoterics.”


He diagnosed “problems in living” — not mental illness.


Her feats of transub­stantiation were mesmerizing.

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He played long, luminous tones on his trumpet.


Imaginative play that constructs a world available to experience.


In search of roles commensurate with his ability and ethics.

Nuns standing in front of a Poons painting, c. 1963

Optically giving, mind-teasing, unabashedly beautiful paintings.

Phyllis Chesler in 1979, thinking over motherhood.

She unhooked the hooks and straps of women’s psychosocial bind.

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He brought countercultural humor into sword and sorcery.

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His talent stretched back to Yiddish theater.