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The Well Said Yes

Written early in his duty at The Curator, this is a lasting note from Adam Joyce, our Editor-in Chief.

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Small Gifts: A Sort of Review of The Little Magazine in Contemporary America

For a “little magazine” to dedicate its institutional life to the singular pursuit and support of the avant-garde seems off. Avoiding this myopic concentration on experimentation, The Curator lives with the centrifugal energy of a gift economy.

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A Note from Our Editor

Would you consider contributing to our Patreon campaign?

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Noteworthy: The Art of 9/11

Has the art of our times adequately grappled with the events that left the whole world changed?

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Noteworthy: TREExOFFICE

Caring for nature is not merely a way of caring for an abstract future

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Noteworthy: The Future Library

A thousand trees are growing in Norway until 2114 when they will be cut down and used to print an anthology of the works written for The Future Library.

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Scottsdale: Exile

The final of Charles Carman’s five essays on Scottsdale, AZ

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Noteworthy: On Selma

On Scott Tobias’ entry at Dissolve

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Noteworthy: Is Art Up to the Task?

A little internet fodder for tonight’s dinner table chat ‘n chew.

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David Foster Wallace: In His Own Words

on the new audiobook from Little, Brown Publishers

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Handset

A poem by Timothy E.G. Bartel

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Awe, Alarm, and Hope

In which we remind you, as an arts publication, that these times of anguish are also of hope…

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A Computer Made for Art

There’s more art on the Internet than in every gallery and museum on Earth.

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Explosions and BBQ

Your weird uncle’s been twisting wicks all afternoon.

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NASA’s Abstract Expressionism

Aerial satellite shots and abstract expressionism

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From The Goldfinch

Selected quotes by Donna Tartt

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After the Disaster

Out of the ashes of Fukushima, there is a spark of hope

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Friday Quicklinks 4.4.14

A smattering of this week’s pique-powerful posts

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Friday Quicklinks: 02.28.14

Here’s a smattering of some of this week’s web ephemera that got our attention. Computer Food: can Watson,

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Friday Quick Links

Here’s a smattering of some of this week’s web ephemera that got our attention

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Friday Quicklinks

Here’s a smattering of some of this week’s web ephemera that got our attention.

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Friday Quicklinks on Saturday Morning | 12.7.2013

Here’s a smattering of some of this week’s web ephemera that got our clicks + an Advent musical link pack.

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Before They Pass Away

via HuffPost Arts&Culture Check out these photos from photographer Jimmy Nelson’s photo project, “Before They Pass Away.” For the

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BLACK FRIDAY: A Christmas Meaning To Be Itself

Gifts declare to the world a material mercy. What may be gifted, either in object or body, gives

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Auburn University’s Rural Studio 20K Housing Program

via Fastcoexist There are so many debates out there about morality education and whether it is “all right”

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Quick Links Friday | 11.22.2013

Here’s a smattering of some of this week’s web ephemera that got our clicks.

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Quick Links Friday | 11.15.2013

Featured photo of “Valentine, West Texas” by Michael Muller   Want To Be More Empathic? Skip Lunch. Fasting

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Kaufman’s Artificial Resurrection

Andy Kaufman has ostensibly died — because he lives, still? According to a claimed ‘daughter’ of the comedian,

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Aaron Belz resigns as Editor-in-Chief

Several weeks ago, our Editor-in-Chief Aaron Belz resigned his post at the magazine.The staff writers and editors would like

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Like Trapping Lightning in a Jar

Ever wonder how scientists figured out how to store electrical charges? A post over at MIT’s online library

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Giving Value to the Material

I came across Morgan Herrin‘s work on Colossal this morning and felt the need to share his work

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Plane Crash Memorial: Replacing Tragedy with Beauty + Awe

We want to share this story of awesome human accomplishment and the lengths to which families went to

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A Cultural Guide to your Halloween Costume

This was found on www.justposhmasks.com>>

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October Desert Art Trek: High Desert Test Sites 2013

Over on LA Weekly’s art blog this morning I found out about a huge outdoor art gallery that

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Permission to Not Talk

There’s nothing wrong with you if you hate talking on the phone.

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The Art of the Book

What we think of as the standard book occupies merely a 400-year period (at most!) in the thousands of years of stone carvings, jade engravings, painted wood, rolling scrolls, folding scrolls, papyrus sheets, cyclical texts, microscopic texts, mirror texts, words on walls, words on clothing, words on signet rings and words on a grain of rice.

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dETROITfUNK

When you hear “Detroit”, what images pop into your head? dETROITfUNK is a photo blog that is creating an

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Andrew Kolb Illustrates Cartoon Conspiracies

If you haven’t heard some of the bizarre, possibly childhood-ruining conspiracy theories about your favorite cartoons, I suggest

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I’ll Take a Treehouse

Treehouse + indoor?

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Quicklink Friday | 8.16.13

Our weekly roundup of good reads

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China’s Almost-Paris

The Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, quaint bâtiments on tree-lined streets— it could almost pass for Paris. Yet, there’s an eerie grey

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Quicklink Friday | 8.9.13

Our weekly round-up of good reads

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BMW i3 and Design

July 29th was the international debut of the all-new BMW i3 electric car. While clearly part of the

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What Makes a Good Book

For those of us who tend to read the same sort of stuff over and over again, I give you Marcel Proust on what makes a good book

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Craters of Acrylic

What happens when paint gets three-dimensional? When it comes to the work of artist Karin Waskiewicz, 3-D paintings

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De-Privatizing Poetry

A great run-on sentence from one W. B. Yeats encouraging us to think of poetry not as a solemn, pious activity but as a public, formative, communal exercise