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Idle pursuits of 2014 so far

GLORIA STEINEM

Consciousness-raising was her conversion experience.

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Going down the wrong roads can lead to the right ones.

jerry lewis

One of the greatest comedic actors and directors of all time.

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Charlie Chaplin was a hipster

lou reed

Lover of noise, angel of the unaccepted.

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The best adventure novels from 1964 — 50 years ago.

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She transformed the field of Comparative Literature — and me.

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“I was half-crazy with anger… a woman on fire.”

cobain

His presence is his lasting act of resistance.

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The 12 books that inaugurated a great era in kids’ lit.

lynch

His flat sub-ironic tone is at once his method and “message.”

Once again we celebrate the idler’s only holiday.

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His stage performances were edgy and enigmatic.

jemaine

He is brilliant at blending comedy with sensuality.

hermenaut

What the author of The Idler’s Glossary accomplished in 2013.

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Big man, big brain, big appetites.

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Phrases from NEW YORK TIMES Obit Headlines: 2013

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Science is a humanist’s playground.

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Here’s what HiLobrow pulled off in 2013!

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An underrated, under-appreciated, undercover overachiever.

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The last five issues of HERMENAUT

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Teleportation, space travel, and the id.

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Rita Hayworth meets David Bowie