quote of the day

“new york had a way of doing that. every now and then the city shook its soul out. it assailed you with an image, or a day, or a crime, or a terror, or a beauty so difficult to wrap your mind around that you had to shake your head in disbelief.”

-colum mccann, let the great world spin

high art vs. low art

calvin and hobbes on artan extraordinarily profound view on art brought to you by none other than calvin & hobbes, the brainchild of the understandably reclusive bill watterson. i cannot think of a cartoon that was able to transfigure such prolific ideas so seamlessly; a multifarious array of philosophical, cultural, and political commentary. by sv