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theparisreview:

Soviet illustrations of The Hobbit.

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Moriarty, Voldemort, Mordor, and…Piers Morgan

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"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people."

10 of the best Tony Benn quotes - as picked by our readers.  (via guardian)

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austinkleon:

Future Islands on Letterman

Man, I love Future Islands. You MUST watch their Letterman performance. (Afterwards, Dave says, “I’ll take all of that you’ve got!”) I had no idea they had a new record coming out. Can’t wait to see them at SXSW. (Thx @annfriedman for the gif — her email newsletter is great.)

Those moves… Love this

austinkleon:

Future Islands on Letterman

Man, I love Future Islands. You MUST watch their Letterman performance. (Afterwards, Dave says, “I’ll take all of that you’ve got!”) I had no idea they had a new record coming out. Can’t wait to see them at SXSW. (Thx @annfriedman for the gif — her email newsletter is great.)

Those moves… Love this

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"A word from a friend is doubly enjoyable in dark days."

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (via itsquoted)

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"We are too prone to find fault; let us look for some of the perfections."

— Friedrich Schiller (via itsquoted)

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"The most brilliant qualities become useless when they are not sustained by force of character."

— Louis Philippe (via itsquoted)

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theatlantic:

Whatever Happened to Hippy Jesus?

Serious, Biblically correct films like Son of God make it easy to forget the Jesus Christ Superstar-style whimsical messiah who once reigned at box offices.
Read more. [Image: 20th Century Fox]

theatlantic:

Whatever Happened to Hippy Jesus?

Serious, Biblically correct films like Son of God make it easy to forget the Jesus Christ Superstar-style whimsical messiah who once reigned at box offices.

Read more. [Image: 20th Century Fox]

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"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."

— Thomas Merton (via itsquoted)