Also on these boards
Illustrations from Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing (Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt - كتاب عجائب المخلوقات وغرائب الموجودات) by Zakarīyā’ ibn Muḥammad al-Qazwīnī, originally published in 1283.
Lilly Lampe on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Ink Art” exhibition and the idea of writing for its own sake. Pictured: Wang Dongling, “Being Open and Empty,” 2005, hanging scroll; ink on paper. Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Today in brave souls and/or fool’s errands: “I’m drinking everything mentioned however peripherally in every Pynchon book and jabbering a bit about what it’s like … So what is Chivas Regal like? I’m tempted to say that a screaming comes across the tongue.”