Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

  • High Cheekbones: a beautiful post

    May 9th, 2017 | Beauty | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    At the bar, when the drunken reporter recently asked, “Are you a tit man or an ass man?” I replied: “High cheekbones” (improvising a little on Karl Shapiro): Verlaine compares the buttocks and the breasts: Buttocks the holy throne of the indecencies. Breasts savored by drunken lips and the tongue. Buttocks with their ravine of […]

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  • How To Make Yourself Instantly More Beautiful (Big Man PigMan: Episode 1)

    How To Make Yourself Instantly More Beautiful (Big Man PigMan: Episode 1)

    April 14th, 2016 | College of Subversive Knowledge | journalpulp | No Comments

    Would you like to know how to make yourself more beautiful — instantly — no matter how beautiful you already are? Brought to you by the College of Subversive Knowledge.

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  • The Most Fundamental Thing in Any Work of Art

    September 23rd, 2014 | Subject Matter | journalpulp | 6 Comments

    “There is no work of art without a subject,” said Ortega — and with him here I do not demur. Subject-matter isn’t the only component of art — nor is it the most complicated — but it is the most fundamental. It is the component toward which all others are geared. This is true in […]

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  • No, That’s Not an Artificial Leg

    No, That’s Not an Artificial Leg

    February 27th, 2014 | Art | journalpulp | 3 Comments

    The latest trend in pulp. It’s called 3-D tattooing, and you’ve got to see it to believe it: Read the full article here. Is it beauty? I don’t know, but I kind of like it. (Hat tip Chronicles of Ara)

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  • Autumnal

    October 12th, 2013 | Poetry | journalpulp | 7 Comments

    Blue, blue days, windy days. The brittle clack of Leaves and their soft collisions in the dust. Dusty smells, leaf-fractured streets, the trees above Hissing thinly, like a pit of snakes. Must It all be quite so beautiful yet so hard to bear? This softly killing air with its furnace blast Of fume, its whispered […]

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  • High Cheekbones (A Post about Beauty)

    High Cheekbones (A Post about Beauty)

    August 21st, 2013 | Beauty | journalpulp | 7 Comments

    At the bar, when the drunken reporter recently asked, “Are you a tit man or an ass man?” I replied: “High cheekbones” (improvising a little on Karl Shapiro): Verlaine compares the buttocks and the breasts: Buttocks the holy throne of the indecencies. Breasts savored by drunken lips and the tongue. Buttocks with their ravine of […]

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  • Elegant Universe

    Elegant Universe

    March 3rd, 2012 | Philosophy | journalpulp | 4 Comments

    A reader writes: Dear Sir: You are reported to have said that there is no order or disorder in the universe apart from what man himself puts there — this in spite of your well-known preoccupation with a fluid and congruent universe. Can you tell us how you reconcile this, with regard in particular to […]

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  • Subject-Matter

    Subject-Matter

    February 28th, 2012 | Subject Matter | journalpulp | 6 Comments

    “There is no work of art without a subject,” said Ortega — and with him here I do not demur. Subject-matter isn’t the only component of art — nor is it the most complicated — but it is the most fundamental. It is the component toward which all others are geared. Subject is what the […]

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  • What Is Beauty?

    What Is Beauty?

    August 27th, 2011 | Aesthetics, Art, Beauty, Esthetics | journalpulp | 9 Comments

    A reader writes: Dear Sir: Forget your politics. What is beauty? Is it anything? — Lily Alderman Dear Lily: It is everything. Beauty is the esthetically pleasing, it is the lovely. Aristotle wrote: “Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry” (ahem, ahem). But beauty is symmetry. Beauty is congruence. It is the bah-bah in […]

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