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employer-employee relations were turbulent

Employer-employee relations were turbulent all through this period. A story by the Argonaut, which served the elite of San Francisco, complained in July of "the extreme scarcity of house servants, although there are many thousands of people out of employment. The Relief Committee frequently receive…

—p.46 A millennial good fellowship: the San Francisco earthquake (13) by Rebecca Solnit
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equanimity

Generosity was one highlight of the postquake citizenry, equanimity was another.

—p.29 A millennial good fellowship: the San Francisco earthquake (13) by Rebecca Solnit
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equanimity

Generosity was one highlight of the postquake citizenry, equanimity was another.

—p.29 A millennial good fellowship: the San Francisco earthquake (13) by Rebecca Solnit
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people at that moment felt a solidarity

It's not as though hunger did not exist in San Francisco before April 18, though it was less visible and less widespread; the city was in 1906 a many-tiered society with enormous opulence at the top and grim destitution at the bottom. It's tempting to ask why if you fed your neighbors during the ti…

—p.28 A millennial good fellowship: the San Francisco earthquake (13) by Rebecca Solnit
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private well-being trumps public good

[...] Many no longer believe that a better world, as opposed to a better life, is possible, and the rhetoric of private well-being trumps public good, at least in the English-speaking world. And yet the yearning remains—all the riches piled up, the security gates and stock options, are only defense…

—p.18 A millennial good fellowship: the San Francisco earthquake (13) by Rebecca Solnit
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the door to this era's potential paradises

Few speak of paradise now, except as something remote enough to be impossible. The ideal societies we hear of are mostly far away or long ago or both, situated in some primordial society before the Fall or a spiritual kingdom in a remote Himalayan vastness. The implication is that we here and now a…

—p.9 Prelude: falling together (1) by Rebecca Solnit
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doing time in a rented body

There is a gentrification that is happening to cities, and there is a gentrification that is happening to the emotions too, with a similarly homogenising, whitening, deadening effect. Amidst the glossiness of late capitalism, we are fed the notion that all difficult feelings – depression, anxiety, …

—p.280 by Olivia Laing
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what’s so shameful about wanting

Loneliness is not supposed to induce empathy, but like Wojnarowicz’s diaries and Klaus Nomi’s voice, that painting of Warhol was one of the things that most medicated my own feelings of loneliness, giving me a sense of the potential beauty present in a frank declaration that one is human and as suc…

—p.279 by Olivia Laing
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loss is a cousin of loneliness

I was not the only person to find the fruit affecting. In a monograph for Frieze about Zoe Leonard’s work, the critic Jenni Sorkin describes seeing the installation for the first time while wandering irritably around the Philadelphia Museum of Art some time around the beginning of the millennium. ‘…

—p.261 by Olivia Laing
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pelagic

trapped in the squalid gyre of the Pacific trash vortex, breaking down into pelagic plastics that are themselves eaten by sea turtles and albatross

—p.248 by Olivia Laing
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panoply

same panoply of communities, in fact, that still colonise the web today

—p.230 by Olivia Laing
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indigent

Despite his talent, Hujar was perpetually indigent, living on the very edge of destitution in his loft on Second Avenue

—p.196 by Olivia Laing
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paucity

apart from these neighbourly interventions, there is a vast paucity of human interaction, combined with an internal furore of emotion, particularly rage

—p.157 by Olivia Laing
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hinterland

Anyone who’s seen photographs of Harlow’s monkeys clinging to wire models or huddled in isolation chambers will know that these are deeply disturbing experiments, carried out in an uneasy hinterland between the scientifically valid and the ethically abhorrent

—p.148 by Olivia Laing
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nonpareil

they have established Darger as an outsider artist nonpareil

—p.140 by Olivia Laing
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scopophilic

I don’t want to moralise about desire, be it scopophilia or any other kind.

—p.124 by Olivia Laing
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