time machine: 24 Sep

Nothing is Hidden

In David Lynch's new exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the mundane and macabre come together.

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on walking

The Last Walk
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Are cars turning human beings into quadrupeds? Or is there room for walking after all?

Take a Walk
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How to overcome the argument that walking is too slow.

and the living’s easy

A Day at the Beach
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The disappointment of going to the seaside on the cusp of summer.

The Summer Jam
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Why "Umbrella" is one (and "Zombie" wasn't).