theparisreview:

“The act of dignifying a journey with its own scent can be enough to elevate a humble getaway to vacation status.”
Sadie Stein’s travel tip

theparisreview:

“The act of dignifying a journey with its own scent can be enough to elevate a humble getaway to vacation status.”

Sadie Stein’s travel tip

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theparisreview:

On Virginia Woolf’s conception of privacy: “Many people accept the idea that each of us has a certain resolute innerness … What interested Woolf was the way that we become aware of that innerness. We come to know it best, she thought, when we’re forced, at moments of exposure, to shield it against the outside world.”
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theparisreview:

On Virginia Woolf’s conception of privacy: “Many people accept the idea that each of us has a certain resolute innerness … What interested Woolf was the way that we become aware of that innerness. We come to know it best, she thought, when we’re forced, at moments of exposure, to shield it against the outside world.”

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

theparisreview:

Some of literature’s greatest opening sentences—now in punch-card form.

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

theparisreview:

“Hitty is more than a reliable narrator; she’s a caretaker. She outlives all the children who play with her; that you can know this, as a child, and not be troubled by it is a testament to the author’s skill.”
Sadie Stein on Hitty and her second hundred years.

theparisreview:

“Hitty is more than a reliable narrator; she’s a caretaker. She outlives all the children who play with her; that you can know this, as a child, and not be troubled by it is a testament to the author’s skill.”

Sadie Stein on Hitty and her second hundred years.

weandthecolor:

Illustration by Marcos Chin
Check out this selection of editorial illustrations created by Marcos Chin in 2014.
You can find more of the illustrations by Marcos Chin here.
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weandthecolor:

Illustration by Marcos Chin

Check out this selection of editorial illustrations created by Marcos Chin in 2014.

You can find more of the illustrations by Marcos Chin here.

Find WATC on:
Facebook
 I Twitter I Google+ I Pinterest I Flipboard I Instagram

scienceetfiction:

m1k3y:

Venusian Surface and Sky, from Venera 13 (1982)
Credits: Soviet Space Agency - Credits for the additional process. and color.: Dr Don P. Mitchell and Dr Paolo C. Fienga/Lunar Explorer Italia/IPF

The Venera 13 lander survived for 127 minutes (the planned design life was 32 minutes) in an environment with a temperature of 457 °C (855 °F) and a pressure of 89 Earth atmospheres (9.0 MPa). The descent vehicle transmitted data to the bus, which acted as a data relay as it flew by Venus. (Wikipedia)

scienceetfiction:

m1k3y:

Venusian Surface and Sky, from Venera 13 (1982)

Credits: Soviet Space Agency - Credits for the additional process. and color.: Dr Don P. Mitchell and Dr Paolo C. Fienga/Lunar Explorer Italia/IPF

The Venera 13 lander survived for 127 minutes (the planned design life was 32 minutes) in an environment with a temperature of 457 °C (855 °F) and a pressure of 89 Earth atmospheres (9.0 MPa). The descent vehicle transmitted data to the bus, which acted as a data relay as it flew by Venus. (Wikipedia)

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amnhnyc:

Mediterranean Scallop
    This image from Giuseppe Poli’s Testacea utriusque Siciliae…(1791-1827) depicts the internal and external structures of a Mediterranean scallop (Pecten jacobaeus), with a degree of detail that had not previously been seen in a published work.
This illustration is on view now at the Museum in the exhibition, Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library.

amnhnyc:

Mediterranean Scallop

This image from Giuseppe Poli’s Testacea utriusque Siciliae…(1791-1827) depicts the internal and external structures of a Mediterranean scallop (Pecten jacobaeus), with a degree of detail that had not previously been seen in a published work.

This illustration is on view now at the Museum in the exhibition, Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library.