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I just really like this color scheme, and I want to share it with the world, okay? Also, you will not believe how many books I got from my two literature teachers last Friday (four, I got four) and three of them were gorgeous French published books.

(So if anybody ever has questions about French or needs help with any French, please, just hit me up!)

I’ve been spending my days reading New Yorker articles and designing promotional posters for my school’s TEDx event. As much time as that means I’ve been wasting on devices, I’m satisfied living in my happy pile of sick tissues. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be well enough to go to practice though (go hard, for that matter!) but today I tried to go shopping and I swear I almost passed out.

4/100 days of productivity
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musicians, especially, will tell you, what they are doing up there is not meeting an agreed-upon goal but, rather, creating something new. Horowitz insisted that the notes in the score did not tell you what the music was. The music was behind the notes, he said, and the performance was your search for it.
—  New Yorker article on performance and stage fright

Noah Czerny: All right, I will help you anti-seduce Gansey. Just tell me what else you need.

Blue Sargent: I need to think of unsexy, boring conversation topics we can talk about in the car. I have a few ideas. We could discuss the New Yorker article “The History of the Ladder”.

Noah Czerny: Okay.

Blue Sargent: We could talk about different dorms at Johns Hopkins University, and I could read from my Sonicare booklet.

Noah Czerny: Oh, I have a good idea!

Blue Sargent: What?

Noah Czerny: Why don’t you ask him about his penis?

OLIVER SACKS 1933–2015

Neurologist, professor, author and storyteller. Sacks was born in London to a Jewish medical family—his mother was one of the first female surgeons in England. He earned his medical degree from Oxford in 1960, then moved to California for his residency. While there, Sacks struggled with the knowledge that he was gay, and one of his responses was living recklessly. He began experimenting with drugs, speeding through the mountains on a motorcycle, and competing as a bodybuilder. He moved to New York City in 1965, and it was there that he worked with the statue-like victims of encephalitis lethargica. He wrote of his experiences in the 1973 book Awakenings, which later inspired a play by Harold Pinter, and the 1990 film starring Robin Williams. Sacks continued to write heartfelt, anecdotal stories of neurological disorders in popular books such as The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. He also contributed regularly to The New Yorker, including an article exploring his own past drug use, and another about his struggles with face blindness. What he never discussed until the end of his life was his homosexuality. After a series of heartbreaks when he was young, compounded by a crippling shyness and the deep sense that his sexuality was a personal flaw, Sacks decided it was easiest to ignore sex entirely. He remained celibate for 35 years until he found himself falling in love at the age of 75, and began his first real relationship with fellow writer Bill Hayes. Sacks publicly acknowledged his sexuality and relationship in his autobiography On the Move: A Life, which was released shortly before his death, after a long battle with cancer.

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The pic revolves around a murdered Guatemalan man who arranges for videos of his killers to be distributed after his death in order to uproot the corruption that has led to other killings. The story is based on David Grann’s 2011 New Yorker article “A Murder Foretold.”

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Unlike the book cover, our illustration professor picked all the other pieces we have to illustrate for class, so here’s an illustration for a New Yorker article about the current state of Bernie Sander’s campaign. 

We had to utilize sequential elements, and as the only sequential art student infiltrating this illustration class, I was like HOHOHO MADELINE’S TIME TO SHINE. 

Norton later began dating his other Larry Flynt co-star, rocker Courtney Love. After Love was publicly trashed in a New Yorker article, Norton exhibited his real-life loyalty by jumping to her defense. He wrote in to the magazine in his typical eloquent manner, “Her [writer Daphne Merkin’s] only original contribution is her conclusion that Courtney was of more value as an icon of pain and self-destruction than she is as a complex, evolving, and healthy human being—a conclusion that is sexist, intellectually shallow, and spiritually bankrupt. In the end, Courtney’s achievements will speak louder than any of her critics.”
  • Will: I need to think of unsexy, boring conversation topics we can talk about in the car. I have a few ideas. We could discuss the New Yorker article "the history of the ladder".
  • Lou Ellen: Okay.
  • Will: We could talk about different dorms at Johns Hopkins University, and I could read from my Sonicare booklet.
  • Lou Ellen: Oh, I have a good idea.
  • Will: What?
  • Lou Ellen: Why don't you ask him about his penis.