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That is no St. Bernard, madam; that is a bear.

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Miley Cyrus is at once surface and symbol.

Alan Moore

A restive blue-collar visionary.

DJ Run

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

g-e-moore

Trying to write about one clearly defined question at a time.

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A teenage runaway who happened to be possessed of genius.

nathanaelwest

The great striker of sentences between Joyce and Nabokov.

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His antihero, Pechorin, would kill on reality TV.

kingsley

An astute proto-ethnologist attired in full Victorian garb.

“That saving incertitude which is our supreme consolation.”

coen

Deliverance from chaos and meaningless is their obsession.

Ulmer

Revenge and cruelty are the wicked core of his films.

williams

Bridging irrecon­cilable ideas was the matrix of his art.

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“The Beguiling of Merlin” tells this painter’s own life story.

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“I don’t like turgid, voluminous sentences.”

chappellesshow

The most scrupulously self-aware of comedians.

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The first scholar to take avant-garde film that seriously.

rops

The most heavy metal of fin-de-siècle French artists.

nathanielhawthorne

He was mindful of how horrible we can make one another.

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The individual’s mastication in the teeth of the modern state.

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Harris is the Jack Lemmon of now.

Steve-O (born 1974)

The nonsensical nihilist who reduces the tattoo ad absurdum.

DMC

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

gkc

“Humour can get in under the door while serious­ness is still fumbling at the handle.”