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"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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Down with “thick and rich” gravy!

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Secret History of Salad Dressing

From A Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture Bulletin from 1793

Why didn’t Europe crack the secret of maple syrup?

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I believe in authors, and in the flow from one work to another.

Mal Evans with Paul McCartney

The “sixth Beatle” is alive, and working as a semiotician in Brighton.

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You’ll be doing all right, with your Christmas of white.

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“I’m not talking to press. I’m talking to people.”

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What’s the buzz? A rock opera Burning Man!

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“This stage was really hell — the fracas of an el / to downtown Boston”

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A radical view of our economic history – and future.

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“Love, making exceptions, humor, deter­mination” are vital.

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The running dogs of digital culture.

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Playing the appropriation game.

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Introducing HiLobrow #longreads: the artist interview.

The Discordians got their logo idea from PKDunteleport

Skepticism, cynicism, irony, and contempt vs. the BIP

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Matthew Battles’ version of an archive-bound Chinook tale.

April 1966 cover of TIME — Swinging London

Did Sid Vicious really invent this British dance move?

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Mongolians — the Rosenbergs — Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing?

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From bio­logy to battle­ships, BSG as a model for in­spired STEM learn­ing

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THE KALEVALA translated by James Parker

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THE ILIAD translated by Flourish Klink

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The plural, parable-spawning condiment of the people.

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Is the thought of a noncapitalist utopia even possible after Stalinism?

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Lessons from BSG on building ships and relation­ships.