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Snozberries for the King in Yellow: Why HBO’s True Detective Is a Religious Text

Written by Adrienne Parks 3500 words In his beloved children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl created the concept of lickable wallpaper. “Lick an orange, it tastes like an orange! The strawberries taste like strawberries! The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!” And of course, all the children in the story fall to licking the […]

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True Colors: Car Choices, Food Sources, and the Fauxthenticity of Our Times

by James Haydn Gilmore 3500 words At the lectern for the 2011 multidisciplinary design conference Gravity Free, meeting at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, stood award-winning graphic artist and designer Rick Valicenti. Toward the end of his slideshow, Valicenti displayed a color palette for automobiles in the 1950s―vivid blues and […]

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Issue Two Opener: A Mirror For Every Corner of Your House

After moving out of my old place this spring, I was horrified to find just how much garbage I had piled up in a small number of years. In dusty corners of the house, small reminders of who I thought I might like to be: musical instruments I never learned to play; a Rosetta Stone […]

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