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Ariane Vielmetter: Blue Violets

  The German expression for coded, indirect communication is to speak durch die blume, or “through the flower.” Conversely, to state something bluntly is to say it unverblümt, or to “de-flower” one’s speech. The term most likely originated from the Victorian...

Public announcement – The Familiar Unfamiliar

“…Ever since yesterday on the road, I’ve been seeing this shape. Shaving cream, pillows… Dammit! I know this. I know what this is! This means something. This is important.” What is this shape?” This quote from “Close Encounters of the Third...

Around This Weekend, Town

Dear Friend, I feel like the term “Feminist” is a dirty word. I’m not sure why but I feel like people’s brains instantly go to the Portlandia feminist bookstore and they have their minds made up for what feminists should be and act like....