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“Girl with a pointy hood and white schoolbag at the curb, N.Y.C. 1957,” a photograph by Diane Arbus, whose retrospective, diane arbus: in the beginning, is now on view at SFMOMA. Courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC
Oral History — February 9, 2017, 10:00 am
The story of a Tibetan refugee living in California, as told to the illustrator
“Congratulations, You’ve Made a Wonderful Decision (Duck),” a photograph by Stephanie Washburn, whose work is currently on view at ACME., in Los Angeles. Courtesy the artist and ACME.
Synaptic Contacts in the Cerebellum, a drawing by Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934), from the book The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, which will be published by Abrams next month. The book accompanies an exhibition at the Weisman Art Museum, in Minneapolis, which opened last Saturday. Image courtesy Instituto Cajal del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid © 2017 CSIC
Ratio of the average cost of a gallon of gas in Britain last September to that of a gallon of Starbucks coffee:
Her Majesty's Customs and Excise (London)/Starbucks Coffee Company (London)/Harper's research
The faculty of embarrassment was located in the pregenual anterior cingulate cortex by neurologists who made brain-damaged subjects sing along to “My Girl” and then listen to their own singing played back without musical accompaniment.
Greece evacuated 72,000 people from the town of Thessaloniki while an undetonated World War II–era bomb was excavated from beneath a gas station.
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"It is an interesting and somewhat macabre parlor game to play at a large gathering of one’s acquaintances: to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi. By now, I think I know. I have gone through the experience many times—in Germany, in Austria, and in France. I have come to know the types: the born Nazis, the Nazis whom democracy itself has created, the certain-to-be fellow-travelers. And I also know those who never, under any conceivable circumstances, would become Nazis."