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November 24, 2011 | by James Arger | 0 comment

Orange Court by Gustave Doré

Fear of the Dark

The criminal underworld. For some reason, whenever I hear this expression, I think of the dark corners of the cities depicted in Dickens’ novels — of gloomy streets and menacing shadows, of moonless nights and unhealthy smog, of cold-blooded villains and pale-skinned victims. From these words, my mind pictures another more

November 18, 2011 | by James Arger | 0 comment

Gustave Doré / Dante - The Hypocrites

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you go “meh”

Indifference. In a world where the media have decided to favor the spectacular over the important, where attention spans have become shorter than commercial breaks, indifference has become our worst enemy. We strive for fast solutions, for quick closure, for happy endings. We look at the realities of life with more