The Shapes of Stories, a Kurt Vonnegut Infographic
How The Face Changes With Shifting A Light Source
Valentine’s Day Tips From a Tragopan
Trying to catch the eye of that special someone? Then you need these moves, custom-evolved to win them over fast.
First, get your crush’s attention by pecking around on the ground. This will make them curious. But then, immediately hide behind a log. You’re putting on a show here—you don’t want to give everything away!
Next, inflate your rubbery blue horns and unfurl your flappy bib. Bob up and down a bunch of times to make sure that they’re fully deployed. You need to look your best!
Then start with the frenetic clicking. This will signal to your love interest that you’re ready to take things further. (Honest communication is the key to any successful romantic pursuit.)
When you feel ready, rear up and rush forward, displaying yourself in all your naked glory to the object of your affection. Remember: You are confident. You are fabulous. You have inflatable rubbery horns. You’ve got this.
If it doesn’t work the first time, try again. Try flapping harder. Click some more. You’ll have a valentine in no time, guaranteed.
The Marriage Bed - sometimes a bed of roses sometimes a bed of nails. A full size iron bedstead is filled diagonally with sharp, silver nails and giant red roses. Brooklyn Museum permanent collection.
" It’s a fine line between pleasure and pain "
Artists on Love
we shall have to think up signs,
sketch a landscape, fabricate a plan
on the double page
of day and paper.
Tomorrow, we shall have to invent,
the reality of this world.
—Octavio Paz, from “January First,” trans. by Elizabeth Bishop, in The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz, 1957-1987 (New Directions, 1991)
Georges Simenon, The Art of Fiction No. 9
Arctic explorer Peter Freuchen and his wife Dagmar Gale
- Propeller, Carrier NAGATO
- Superstructure Aircraft Carrier Saratoga