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Dial "M" for Musicology: EXTREME!!!!!!!!!

"let's talk about ugly/weird/inappropriate classical album covers"--the cover for Die Walkure is the most referentially unpleasant thing I've ever seen

Behind the scenes at my museum | Art, Architecture & Design | Guardian Unlimited Arts

"Not everything there was entirely respectable; but, even if tucked out of sight like suppressed memories, these collections could never be thrown away. We are all our own curators."

BLDGBLOG: Greater Los Angeles

"No matter what you do in L.A., your behavior is appropriate for the city. Los Angeles has no assumed correct mode of use."

Subtopia: Floating Prisons, and Other Miniature Prefabricated Islands of Carceral Territoriality

"The deeper I get into it, the more I realize an entire book could probably be written about the subject of floating prisons"

deputydog | 5 unbelievably cool research facilities

"at the center of the z-pinch, in the space of a small soup can, gas particles race at each other at a million miles an hour"

Soldier Portraits: Photographs

"The photographs are made using the 150 year old collodion wet plate process - the same process that was used to document much of the period of the Civil War."