There’s a war out there for your attention. And with so much to look at, it’s easy to forget how to truly see. But there are ways to appreciate the overlooked and underrated, and good reasons to do so. Here, then, are some lessons in “dancing about ruins.”

“There are few people I know who have as keen a bullshit meter as Rob. But his unfailing criticality is more than balanced through endless projects that shine light on the unexamined—bringing overlooked, underappreciated, and undervalued cultural moments to boil, then helping us find the noble in their precipitates. He does this in his own work of course, and I’ve seen him do through his students, dignifying their acts of scrutiny and helping them build self-knowledge along the way.” – Allan Chochinov

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