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Seeming

Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

Aug 052021
 

Technology makes all our dreams come true, nightmares included.

Jul 292021
 

The pretense that empty and prolix speeches are noble, that pedestrian performances are scintillating, that crude and mawkish poetry is stirring and profound — this celebration of kitsch is the most degrading aspect of official public spectacle.

Jul 162021
 

There ought to be a small but discernible difference between your favorites and what you think best: a large difference is snobbery, and no difference is also snobbery, of an opposite kind.

Jul 142021
 

The worst disaster in the movies is to find a bag of money.

Jun 212021
 

The more that is shown, the less that is suggested; and to show everything, suggesting nothing, is pornography, regardless of the subject.

May 312021
 

The contemporary doctrine that art should shock, and the greater the shock the better the art, is the last twilit ruin of Longinian aesthetics — sublimity for a jaded age.

May 132021
 

The punishment for a hit is to watch your aging audience stifle their boredom while they wait for you to play it, at every show, until you quit or die.