We must reckon with the fact that pop culture really likes to be agreeable along with its thrills. It likes to say yes, and makes endless conciliations to do so. It is safer to say yes. Yes can be deeply pleasurable. History is made by those who say no.

The trouble with pop. Or, as Bertrand Russell put it in his 10 timeless commandments for learning and life“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

Pair with this illuminating read on why being universally liked ensures mediocrity, not greatness

(HT The Paris Review)

theswinginsixties:

Elvis Presley

theswinginsixties:

Elvis Presley

(Source: pinterest.com)

nevver:

Collage, Mister Blick

nevver:

Hyper-realistic Origami, Ariel DeAndrea

mpdrolet:


From Los Occultes
Graham Hamby

mpdrolet:

From Los Occultes

Graham Hamby

acaryadasa:

Mughal shamsas (“suns”).

Source: one, two, three, four

bluepueblo:

Medieval, Edinburgh, Scotland
photo by marco

bluepueblo:

Medieval, Edinburgh, Scotland

photo by marco