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September 2016

Glenn Gould sitting in chair
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The Classical Revolution of Glenn Gould

As hard as it is to believe, there are actual, real-life superheroes. Individuals whose talent surpasses anything most of us could ever dream of. These are humans with extraordinary, other-worldly abilities, who can do things, achieve feats that over time raise them to the level of myth or legend. Glenn Gould was one such individual.

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The Art of Appreciating the Moment: Erich Maria Remarque on Life, Love, and the Passage of Time

GENEVA, Sept. 25—Erich Maria Remarque, the German-born author who attained world fame with his World War I novel “All Quiet on the Western Front,” died at noon today of a heart collapse at the Saint Agnese clinic at Locarno, Switzerland. He was 72 years old.

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Symbolism du Monde: The Blue Dress

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Colors bear their own code of associations, conjuring certain perceptions in our mind and triggering a physiological reaction. One can argue that the way we wear certain colors is similar to the way writers use poetic devices – to represent emotions, sensations, and ideas that are otherwise hidden in our subconscious mind. Blue Blue is largely considered to be the most mysterious and deep of all colors; a synthesis of the heavens and of the abyss. This polarity was noticed and depicted by Goethe in his notable Theory of Colors. The German writer and thinker proclaimed that of all colors blue and yellow are the purest,…

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Journeying Through the Art of Ballet: My Decleration of Dependence

Remember: It’s all about the Journey A little girl approached me at our last annual ballet concert, confessing that she too desires to become a dancer. “It’s magical,” I heard her say wistfully, and then afterward a slight frown appeared on her face. “Only… I don’t have what you have,”she concluded, forcing her words out quickly. The girl was referring, I assumed, to her curvy and somewhat short figure — not the stereotypical ballerina physiognomy, at least traditionally speaking. “Was it love at first sight?” she asked. Her question surprised me. It had been a some time since I had thought back to when I…

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Voices from Chernobyl

Voices from Chernobyl — Voices Worth Hearing

I don’t know what I should talk about—about death or about love? Or are they the same? Which one should I talk about? We were newlyweds. We still walked around holding hands, even if we were just going to the store. I would say to him, “I love you.” But I didn’t know then how much. I had no idea. . .[…] One night I heard a noise. I looked out the window. He saw me. “Close the window and go back to sleep. There’s a fire at the reactor. I’ll be back soon.”

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Hypnotic Donuts – Quickly Becoming a Casa Linda Tradition

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Hypnotic Donuts is perhaps the kind of establishment one typically associates with the free-wheeling, hippy spirit of Portland, but we are glad to call the establishment o ur own here in Casa Linda. And there can be no doubt – here one can sample, marvel at, and relish some of the finest donuts and chicken biscuits anywhere in Dallas.   The donut has long held a special place in the American tradition. But it is not until recently that foodie types have given in to the much needed makeover.   No more the dubiously engineered sausage rolls, down with the ubiquitous repertoire of glazy sugar bombs, and out with…

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Saints & Sinners

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Adrian Evans is an established and respected figure in the inking world, and known for starting Elm Street Tattoo with Oliver Peck (former husband of Kat Von D and judge on the reality show Ink Master) before selling his percentage. He’s been tattooing in Dallas ever since, and has built up a reputation for imbuing his work with craft and creativity. Here Adrian and Beau Jennings talk shop at Saints & Sinners in the Bishop Arts District.   Saints & Sinners welcomed Adrian aboard in December 2015. @saintsandsinnersdallas

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