un-gif-dans-ta-gueule:

Je vous aime - Etienne-Jules Marey (Chronophotographie)

un-gif-dans-ta-gueule:

Je vous aime - Etienne-Jules Marey (Chronophotographie)

(via droit-dans-les-yeux)

theparisreview:

James Boswell had more hobbies than just following around Samuel Johnson; he was also “an inveterate execution goer in an age when such activity was considered prurient for a gentleman … Boswell diligently noted the names and crimes of the condemned: robbery, theft, escaping a prison hulk, forgery and murder. He describes a brother and sister convicted of burglary who met their deaths holding hands, only to be separated when they were cut down from the gallows.” He attended at least twenty-one executions, though they gave him nightmares and depressed him. The best hobbies (e.g., writing) often do.
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theparisreview:

James Boswell had more hobbies than just following around Samuel Johnson; he was also “an inveterate execution goer in an age when such activity was considered prurient for a gentleman … Boswell diligently noted the names and crimes of the condemned: robbery, theft, escaping a prison hulk, forgery and murder. He describes a brother and sister convicted of burglary who met their deaths holding hands, only to be separated when they were cut down from the gallows.” He attended at least twenty-one executions, though they gave him nightmares and depressed him. The best hobbies (e.g., writing) often do.

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

80srecordparty:

Smooth Operator b/w SpiritSade, Portrait Records/USA (1985) 

80srecordparty:

Smooth Operator b/w Spirit
Sade, Portrait Records/USA (1985) 

theparisreview:

“We are never not macabre. And that, too, is comforting.”
Sadie Stein on the American Way of Death and the “Body Worlds” exhibition.

theparisreview:

“We are never not macabre. And that, too, is comforting.”

Sadie Stein on the American Way of Death and the “Body Worlds” exhibition.

theparisreview:

“No matter where I go, I’m still holding up a mirror.” —Gustaw Herling

theparisreview:

“No matter where I go, I’m still holding up a mirror.” —Gustaw Herling

lapetitecole:

Cynthia the mannequin - Alfred Eisenstaedt

lapetitecole:

Cynthia the mannequin - Alfred Eisenstaedt

(via mobilhome)

theparisreview:

“The reason why man cannot escape from the problem of religion is that for him the opposition of good and evil is an intolerable burden. Morality will not let him breathe.”
—Simone Weil, “A War of Religion?”
Art: Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau

theparisreview:

“The reason why man cannot escape from the problem of religion is that for him the opposition of good and evil is an intolerable burden. Morality will not let him breathe.”

Simone Weil, “A War of Religion?”

Art: Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau