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Liberation Iannillo
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"Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work."

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"In the past, when people came to the city—whether they came as immigrants from abroad or whether they were like refugees from small towns in America—they came to become New Yorkers. When artists came and moved to neighborhoods with low rents, they came to become citified. This new group, the children of white flight, they came to change New York because they had grown up without any exposure to difference. They came in with an orientation, an emotional orientation toward control and comfort. They bring this gated community mentality. Suddenly they want more police. They view difference as frightening. Then the discourse gets controlled by their point of view."

- Sarah Schulman #nyc #gentrification

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Snapchat, you're too smart to do something so dumb. #snapchat  

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For those of you who are wondering where I went on Facebook, I quit it earlier this month. Here's why. #facebook #quitfacebook  

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A must-read for creative people. h/t +Art Nerd New York 

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"It was about being fearless of failing because that was the only way you'd ever find anything out for yourself that counted. It was the struggle of doing that. It was a journey without end because, upon arrival, if you ever do arrive, when you do, you'll be dead." #creativity   #fearlessness   #malcommclaren   #tedtalks  

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"I do not believe that we can change the world but I do believe that we can change the world around us. We live in a medicated society, drugged by computer games, shopping, TV, sex and social media. Our lives are a blur of frenetic activity causing us to lose our humanity."

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Bestselling author Greg McKeown recently discussed a conversation he had with a close friend on his LinkedIn blog. McKeown's friend had been diagnosed with cancer of the kidney, and though he was in the clear for now, it was an enlightening experience. McKeown gathered the questions his friend asked himself while facing death and turned it into an exercise anyone can do.

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Because this interview with Penny Arcade is infinitely quotable: "How did New York go from being the Big Apple—the apple, throughout antiquity, has been the symbol of knowledge, Adam and Eve ate from the apple and understood what sin was, New York was the Big Apple, i.e., sin city—How did New York go from people coming to New York because they wanted sex, they wanted glamor, they wanted experience, they wanted to expand their horizons, they wanted to reinvent themselves— How did it go from that to people who want to come to New York because they watch Sex In The City and they want a cupcake? New York’s gone from being the Big Apple to being The Big Cupcake. It’s an infantilized population." #NYC  

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""I think, in a funny way, everyone is always complaining about the record business and complaining about illegal downloading. I don’t care about any of that stuff. In fact, in a funny sort of way the fact that nobody buys records doesn’t bother me. In fact, I feel like it’s freed me. I never did anything to sell records, per se, but when you take that pressure away 100 percent, I swear to God you get more creative because it doesn’t matter anymore."
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