I despise the kind of book that tells you … how to make yourself happy! The first duty of philosophy is making you understand what deep shit you are in.

Slavoj Žižek (via blackestdespondency)

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explore-blog:

Vladimir Nabokov, born on April 22, 1899, on the 10 things that make a good reader.

explore-blog:

Vladimir Nabokov, born on April 22, 1899, on the 10 things that make a good reader.

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tierradentro:

acgiacoma:

We need to talk about Shostakovich more

String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, op. 110: II. Allegro Molto.

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welcom3strang3r:

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths

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freshwaterassassins:

Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession / Ivan Vasilyevich menyayet professiyu / Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (Leonid Gaidai, 1973)

This is apparently one of the most attended Soviet films so I wonder why no one told me about it because it’s amazing.  A scientist invents a time machine and accidentally brings Ivan the Terrible to 1970s Soviet Russia while sending his neighbour back to Ivan the Terrible’s time.  The neighbour and the tsar are both played by Yuri Yakovlev. 

1. This is one of the funniest films I have ever seen.  Most of the humour is derived from Ivan the Terrible not understanding the 1970s, which is all I’ve ever wanted from the cinema.

2. This film has one of the best soundtracks ever. And so many great musical sequences.

3. There is a cat.

4. Science fiction musical comedy is my new favourite genre.

Do yourselves a favour and watch this film if you haven’t already. You’re welcome.

Anti monarchy propaganda, perfect!

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fipsut:

Claude Monet - 1881 - Bouquet of Sunflowers

fipsut:

Claude Monet - 1881 - Bouquet of Sunflowers

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medievalpoc:

eastasianstudiestumbl:

I just happened across this series entitled After Master by Yin Xin. By far my faourite is the Birth of Venus. Yin has taken classic master paintings and replaced their Western subjects with Chinese ones. LOVES IT. 

  • Top is Birth of Venus by Boticelli.
  • Dejeuner Sur L’Herbe by Manet.
  • Venus and the Lute Player by Titian
  • Mona Lisa by Da Vinci

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