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  • Valentina Figueroa

    Notable Opinion Art 2012 Selection

  • Jenny Ringwood

    NYTimes: "The Busy Trap" Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we suffer a mental affliction as disfiguring as rickets. The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes of inspiration — it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done.

  • Jacqui Oakley

    The 'Busy' Trap - illustration by Brecht Vanderbroucke - Notable Opinion Art of 2012 -

  • Kevin Mercer

    Brecht Vandenbroucke - Notable Opinion Art of 2012 - Interactive Feature -

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