Bless you, of course, you’re keeping me from work,
But the thing of it is, I need to be kept.
There’s work enough to do—there’s always that;
But behind’s behind. The worst that you can do
Is set me back a little more behind.
I sha’n’t catch up in this world, anyway.
I’d rather you’d not go unless you must.

—from A Servant to Servants, by Robert Frost

DISASTERS THAT NEED YOUR ATTENTION
Worst U.S. disaster since Hurricane Sandy: Louisiana is suffering (what you can do: pick one)
Syria is still burning (what you can do: pick one)

LITERARY THINKING
The Road Not Taken is nearly always misquoted; maybe this illustration will help you or someone you love not do that
Wonder Bread: come with us to a place called Brooklyn, where the stories are half-baked and their endings bland and soft
Eileen Myles on the excruciating pain of waiting for love

ARTISTS TO KNOW ABOUT
Masud Olufani
Ellsworth Kelly
Sarah Hobbs
Maurizio Cattelan
Jeffrey Gibson
Kehinde Wiley

ESOTERICA
The Voynich Manuscript
Le Grand Grimoire
The Magus
The Goddess Isis and her various other names and symbols

DANCE DANCE
INSANE freestyle
Killer b-boy dance battle

BLOW YOUR MIND
How many giant squids are being eaten by sperm whales RIGHT NOW?
The best of cardistry (card tricks, yo)

Image credit: Sarah Hobbs, Untitled (perfectionist), chromogenic print, 48″ x 60″, 2002.
(Pro-tip: email subscribers, click title for the art of Sarah Hobbs)

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