ephemera :

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  • n  something transitory; lasting a day
  • n  anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form

  • Plenty of blogs traffic in pop culture ephemera, but Metafilter takes it seriously.
  • This little piece of faunal ephemera might otherwise have gone unnoticed outside the rarely intersecting subcultures of gays and shepherds.
  • Montreal's Drawn Quarterly declared it the best year they ever had at San Diego, with Adrian Tomine's just-released "Scrapbook," a collection of ephemera by the former wunderkind .
News & Articles

  • Discarded Books, Recovered Nostalgia
    Kerry Mansfield remembers long afternoons in her elementary school's library. Tugged by nostalgia, she began photographing old books and the ephemera of the library experience.
    June 17, 2013 - New York Times

  • Milton Glaser in New York Times
    It is one of those peculiarities of your own life where you don't know the consequences of your own actions,Mr. Glaser said. "Who in the world would have thought that this silly little bit of ephemera would become one of the most pervasive...
  • Marina Bai in BBC News
    It is obvious that elements of the comet's orbit and associated ephemera will change after the explosion, which interferes with my practice of astrology and deforms my horoscope,Ms Bai told the Izvestia daily newspaper.
  • David Gergen in Denver Post
    David Gergen on CNN said, "There is a place for talking about all this ephemera," but he wanted a discussion of "the most serious financial crisis since the depression . . . global warming, high costs, a more competitive world."

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