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Emily Meade as Pearl in Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014).
An antique Imperial knife, model “Stick Black Delrin Barlow.”
My brother left several knives behind when he moved out of our house.  I ended up with an Imperial Ireland stainless foldback that’s a little rusted.  It’s the only weapon I own.
Today I was thinking of iron spiral staircases.  The first time I walked down one it was in a large, expensive house that belonged to some neighbors.  I thought I was going to fall down because it was so narrow and steep.I can’t find the right photo to capture what it looked like.  Instead I found this, which is just as overwhelming. 
Le Chef d’Oeuvre Ou Les Mysteres (1955)Rene MagritteOil On Canvas
Romy Madley Croft of The xx photographed by Ilya S. Savenok at the Governors Ball Music Festival, 2013.
Bighorn sheep near Murderer’s Creek in Dayville, OR, August 2014.  Photographed by Shannon Cowell.
"You can’t just do a hundred hours of work and get the outcome. With math you can just put your head down, do this much work and get the results. With art, that’s not the case. Sometimes I find not working is the best thing to do ."

Claire Boucher
From an issue of Astounding Science Fiction from 1951.
(via billdomonkos)
A portrait of singer-songwriter Sibylle Baier, circa the 1970s.
The Big Elm (1889)
Ernest Pease