"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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I believe in authors, and in the flow from one work to another.

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The birth of a world that feels authentic and random.

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Born between 1944 and 1953: the Blank Generation.


The contemporary iteration of BRIAN ENO (born 1948) as cerebral master of oblique strategies is certainly worth considering. But my affection is for the balding, androgyne playboy of the early Seventies. Nobody had more sex in 1972 than Eno, and nobody seemed to be having more fun. He ditched his classical clarinet training to mar […]

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HiLobrow.com thanks Mimi Lipson, David Smay, Peggy Nelson, and Tor Aarestad for these shoutouts to high-, low-, no-, and hilobrow heroes born on the following dates. Click here for more HILO birthdays. Starting next week, we’ll be structuring these birthday posts differently. Stay tuned! MAY 13 Rest in peace, BEA ARTHUR (1922–2009). She was intelligent, […]