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VF Daily: The Decline of the Wasp Establishment

"For the next month, I will be writing weekly dispatches for a VF Daily series on the collapse of the Wasp—or White Anglo-Saxon Protestant—establishment."

The "Amen Break" and Golden Proportion

"Having looked at the geometry of the Golden Ratio a great deal, and its expressions in worldwide art, I have a decent sense of its place along a line. The Amen Break had that feel."

Vietnamese nail down the U.S. manicure business - Los Angeles Times

"The story of how the Vietnamese fell into the nail industry is one of pure chance -- of how 20 women who fled their war-torn country happened to meet a Hollywood starlet with beautiful nails."

Science Journal - WSJ.com

"Studies of schoolchildren who read in varying alphabets and characters suggest that those who are dyslexic in one language, say Chinese or English, may not be in another, such as Italian."

BeyondChron: The Politics of Homelessness and the “Quality” of Urban Life

"An agenda originally targeted at uplifting the nation’s poor became a buzzword for addressing the daily problems of transit, crime, and pollution affecting the urban middle-class."

MoMA exhibit dies five weeks into show - The Art Newspaper

"I’ve always been pro-choice and all of a sudden I’m here not sleeping at night about killing a coat...That thing was never alive before it was grown."

 

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