• Umberto Eco: Texts, sign systems and the risks of over-interpretation: Paul Cobley discusses how Eco advanced semiotics and championed the sophistication of popular culture
• Reviews von Salman Rushdies Don Quixote-Remix: Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte Is a Fantastical Dream Within a Dream, Oh, Brother – Quichotte By Salman Rushdie.
• ROBERT MCGINNIS: A LIFE IN PAPERBACK ART: „93 Years & Thousands of Paintings from a ‘Pop Culture Rembrandt’“. Siehe auch: Robert McGinnis-Artworks im Flickr von James Vaughn, Flickr-Gruppe, UK-Vintage, Sketches
• The mythical Dune board game, once lost to licensing hell, is coming back
• Scott Alexander über das hier neulich verlinkte Paper „Brain Evolution Through The Lens Of Parasite Manipulation“
• Don DeLillo, The Art of Fiction No. 135: Do you have any idea what made you a writer? I have an idea but I’m not sure I believe it. Maybe I wanted to learn how to think.
• No Logo at 20: have we lost the battle against the total branding of our lives?
• The Creepy Anglerfish Comes to Light. (Just Don’t Get Too Close.)
• A 2,000-year-old stylus makes a point about ancient Roman humor: Lost in ancient Londinium: “I went to Rome, and all I brought you was this pen.”
• 1,100-Year-Old Viking ‘Beer Hall’ Discovered. But It Was Only for the Elites.
• The Aster-Eggers Watch List: On the most recent episode of The A24 Podcast, directors and self-proclaimed Ingmar Bergman devotees, Ari Aster and Robert Eggers, name-dropped 42 movies in the 55 minute runtime (almost a movie a minute). We compiled every film mentioned — from Andrei Rublev to Conan the Barbarian to a whopping 18 Bergman films — into an annotated watch list for those of you that have approximately 87 hours to kill.
• Buttsss: A collection of beautiful round butt illustrations
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