This photo is wonderful. Legends here. #RIPOscar
The New Yorker, on bookstores:
Recently, I was browsing for books at Powerhouse Arena, in Dumbo, and noticed a sign asking people not to snap photos of the books on display. What a thing to have to ask! Here was a bookstore providing shelter, a bit of calm in the city, and tables with chosen, colorful, physical copies of books. And yet people were willing to bypass the ambiance and the expertise with an iPhone snap and an online purchase to be made later. To be in a bookstore is to feel the presence of artistic lives, a devotion to word and image. Bob Eckstein has previously drawn the bookstores of the city, and he returns here with a new set of drawings and stories. Some of these stores are thriving, some are shuttering, and some are just happy memories. — Michael Agger
Kant’s Categorical Imperative is a moral law that states the conditions for when a maxim (a statement of what to do) is morally obligatory. The Imperative takes many formulations but the most common is of ‘Universalisability’ - only do that which you will to be a universal law for everyone, everywhere, at all times.
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