A Literary Network to Culture Reconception
The building of new worlds in the broken microcosm of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom
So let us begin, with a cup of tea in hand and a rapt eye for the truth.
Relating camera obscura to obscurity from excess
An old painting raises new questions about presenting historic art to the modern spectator
How writers may find their meaningful place in a post-truth society
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Language and Society
"Nothing stops the Germans from welding words together."
"Faces are a complex and rich source of social, emotional and linguistic signals. We rely on all of these signals to communicate with one another through a complex and dynamic dance that depends on each partner being able to read the other’s signals."
"Airing such language is a tough call, but news executives have to judge whether it is their role to censor what is being shown on the floor of the U.S. Senate, said retired NBC News executive Bill Wheatley."
"From his second novel to his latest novel, DeLillo has used football to ask what happens when our shared rituals—and the fellowship they provide—break down."
"Decades of research on social influence, persuasion and psychology show that the messages that people encounter heavily influence their decisions to engage in certain behaviors."
"WallStreetBets has its own language. It says a lot about American masculinity."
"Ready or not, powerful text-generation AI will soon be assuming roles of customer service reps and video game characters"