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NY Times: van Gogh Paintings Stolen From Amsterdam Are Recovered in Italy.

And they are gorgeous. Well done.

09/30/16 • 12:48 PM • ArtsHistoryLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: The Ferrari 275 GTC, queen of competitions.

And one of Denise McCluggage’s favorite NART drives.

09/30/16 • 11:11 AM • ArtsDesignHistorySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OpenCulture: Robert Heinlein Lists 5 Essential Rules for Making a Living as a Writer.

2. You must finish what you start.” Oh, ouch.

09/29/16 • 11:03 AM • ArtsBooksPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Mag: Getting Punished as a War Criminal for Destroying Ancient Monuments.

With the new ICC conviction, it appears all that thinking and law-making is finally having real-life effects. The prosecution of al-Mahdi, who was the head of Ansar Dine’s morality enforcement, could serve as a template for future cases against those who demolished artifacts in Palmyra and elsewhere, the BBC reports.” Nine years.

09/29/16 • 09:51 AM • ArtsHistoryLawPoliticsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Atlas Obscura: Found - A Hand-Drawn Map of Detroit from 1790.

In addition to being delicately illustrated and lovely, the map depicts an otherwise unknown period in the history of the city, just before the British were to evacuate, leaving the land to the burgeoning United States.” And the archaeologists rush to find bits and bobs under car parks and buildings ...

09/29/16 • 09:42 AM • ArtsHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

FirstThings: On Reading Old Books.

Censoring history helps nobody.” Agreed, wholeheartedly.

09/23/16 • 09:14 AM • ArtsBooksHistory • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

An object lesson in white balance.

Shoot this, you obviously need a color patch setup to get it right. Not that a color bias doesn’t add drama. But I’d like to know what the colors really are!

09/15/16 • 08:38 PM • ArtsHistoryPhotography • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times Review: AC/DC, With Axl Rose, Shakes the Garden All Night Long.

It was well into the homestretch of the concert, but Mr. Young just kept going nonstop for 15 minutes. He played blues riffs and zigzag lead lines and nagging trills and manic tremolo crescendos, racing around and under and up and down the whole stage set to end up on an elevator platform in a shower of confetti. It was a show of stamina and of sheer, cantankerous rock ’n’ roll persistence.” Huzzah, dude.

09/15/16 • 05:54 PM • ArtsHistoryMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Open Culture: Mark Twain’s 60 American Comfort Foods He Missed While Abroad.

Underlines the paucity of our modern mass-produced diets. We think we have more variety, more choice. We don’t.

09/15/16 • 05:17 PM • ArtsBooksFoodHistoryTravel • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Riveted: The Re-Dedication of Naay I’waans (the Chief Son-I-Hat Whale House).

Simply wonderful photoset. Thanks, Wiredfool!

09/15/16 • 01:46 PM • ArtsHistoryHuman RightsPhotographyTravel • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Benjamin Franklin’s sword leads Important American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art sale.

Not an object one would associate with Franklin. Really interesting backstory. Esp. if you’ve read “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

09/14/16 • 10:04 AM • ArtsBooksHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vimeo: Cinesite Captain America: Civil War VFX Showreel.

So much work. And this is only a small fraction of the film.

09/14/16 • 09:46 AM • ArtsDesignEntertainmentMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BittBox: Make a Dotted Line in Photoshop.

Handy.

09/13/16 • 10:20 AM • AdobeArtsDesignSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dazed: A British artist is stranded on a boat in the open Pacific.

One of the more bizarre stories you’ll read this month. Make some time. Nothing really earthshattering, but still ... an artificial ‘connected’ no-(wo)man’s-land. It must be like suspended animation.

09/13/16 • 09:47 AM • ArtsEconomicsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Brander: Yulia Brodskaya.

Masterful quilling.

09/12/16 • 09:08 AM • Arts • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: The game is up - Shakespeare’s language not as original as dictionaries think.

‘Tis Greek to me, my Lord ...” Seems one can never be absolutely sure of anything anymore. Gravity? Still here.

09/08/16 • 09:48 AM • ArtsBooksHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Giovanni Patrone’s Italian ocean liners.

Ocean liners are some of my fave vintage posters.

09/08/16 • 09:46 AM • ArtsHistoryTravelVehicles • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

pshares/blog: Online “Nymphet” Culture and the Reclaiming of Lolita.

This should be compared to the Harley Quinn phenom (Suicide Squad).

09/06/16 • 05:36 PM • ArtsBooksHuman RightsPsychologyWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Salon: Bewildered in “Bloom County”.

But silliness suddenly seems safe now. Trump’s merely a sparkling symptom of a renewed national ridiculousness. We’re back baby.Pear pimples for hairy fishnuts had me crying laughing in the aisle at Barnes & Noble in NYC, when I picked up the very first Bloom County book. Bought it on the spot, been a fan ever since.

09/06/16 • 02:24 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: Apeirophobia - The Fear of Eternity.

When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and after, the little space which I fill, and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces of which I am ignorant, and which know me not, I am frightened, and am astonished at being here rather than there; for there is no reason why here rather than there, why now rather than then.” Finally, an article worth my time to read.

09/02/16 • 03:57 PM • ArtsBooksChildhoodPsychologyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ElectricLit: Have You Ever Gotten Stuck in a Book?

Perfect.

08/23/16 • 12:41 PM • ArtsBooksEntertainment • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Thomas Hardy altarpiece discovered in Windsor church.

The discovery shows it did exist, but that it had been covered over some time in the 1920s.” Totally rad.

08/23/16 • 09:00 AM • ArtsBooksHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OpenCulture: What Ancient Latin Sounded Like, And How We Know It.

I’d like to see some mention about how it has been perpetuated as a living language in the Catholic church over this long time period, rather than ignoring that vector of input.

08/19/16 • 10:28 AM • ArtsBooksScholarlyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Amazon.com: Pendleton Rainier National Park Full Blanket.

Pendleton has made a whole series for all the National Parks.

08/19/16 • 10:21 AM • ArtsConsumptionDesignNatureTravel • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: In Togo, a revival of the ancient allure of waist beads.

What is currently attracting men is the djonou, especially when the colours are well chosen.

08/19/16 • 10:11 AM • ArtsGeneral • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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