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I am a recent graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. I have previously attended California Institute of Technology. I like working on art, literature, and history. I maintain a daily photoblog found at

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Top Ten Lists[edit]


Here is my top ten list for classical literature. I think that these are the ten books that everyone must read in their lifetimes.

1) Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
2) East of Eden by John Steinbeck
3) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
4) Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
5) The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
6) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
7) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
8) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
9) Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
10) As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner


I think you have to be familiar with the following paintings.

1) The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
2) Guernica by Pablo Picasso
3) Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
4) The Haywain by John Constable
5) The Arnolfini Wedding by Jan van Eyck
6) Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet
7) Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist's Mother by James Whistler
8) Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali
9) The Son of Man by René Magritte
10) Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges-Pierre Seurat

Picture of the Day[edit]

Picture of the day
The Evening Air

The Evening Air, a c. 1893 oil painting on canvas by Henri-Edmond Cross (1856–1910). It uses a technique known as pointillism, in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Developed by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac in 1886, this technique became part of the Neo-Impressionist movement.

Painting: Henri-Edmond Cross
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