American cities are dotted by hulks of jagged, rusting metal, abandoned, seemingly without function, surrounded by endless expanses of concrete. This is the public sculpture.
Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.
Musical taste ossifies early for the same reason mathematicians peak young.
A savage can be a proper host: it takes civilization to be a proper guest.
Good artists steal, great artists are stolen from.
conspiracy : party :: cult : church
Only atheists take the Bible literally.
Acquired taste, n. An inclination sometimes inborn, sometimes affected, and always snobbish.
Why does Hollywood hate capitalism? You would too, if you thought it looked like Hollywood.
Progress, n. The gradually increasing belief in the stupidity of one’s ancestors.
The personal is rarely political, but the political is nearly always personal.