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The Art of Receptivity: Hilton Als on Love

The Art of Receptivity: Hilton Als on Love

Author: Maria Popova / Source: Brain Pickings “The temperament to which Art appeals,” Oscar Wilde wrote in 1891, “is the temperament of receptivity.” If art and love are one, as Vincent van Gogh so ardently believed, and if the experience of love — that...

Zadie Smith on Optimism and Despair

Zadie Smith on Optimism and Despair

Author: Maria Popova / Source: Brain Pickings “All the goodness and the heroisms will rise up again, then be cut down again and rise up,” John Steinbeck wrote to his best friend at the peak of WWII. “It isn’t that the evil thing wins — it never will — but...

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