Three from Brevity.
New find for my RSS feeds, been waiting for their latest update. All excellent. Dig around the site, too. My favorite is the last.
The Griffith Institute: Tutankhamun, Anatomy of an Excavation.
The process-of-excavation photos are fascinating. I have to say, the unwrapping of Tut looks like a rushed hack-job compared to today.
HolyCool: The Studio Roller Wall Mounted Paper Roller.
This is making the rounds again; was meta-linked a year ago. “Everything old is new again” ... especially when it hasn’t sold enough units.
Haaretz: Young Israeli Girl Breaks 2,000-year-old Vase, Museum Says Thanks.
Archaeology News Network: Pharaonic mummy gets facial reconstruction surgery.
This facial reconstruction stuff ... I don’t know. This guy looks like he was the Royal lemon-sucker. I’d send the specs out to more than one outfit, and correlate the results.
Archaeology News Network: FBI warns collectors about ISIS-smuggled antiquities.
Needs sharper teeth. The FBI needs to put penalties in place commensurate with the crime of supporting a terrorist organization.
DesignYouTrust: The Truth Is Somewhere Upside Down.
ArtDaily: Craft in America episode focuses on fine handmade instruments.
“Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning documentary series, now in its 7th season, returns to PBS, on November 20th at 10pm, with an all new episode, titled MUSIC, which focuses on how fine handmade instruments are crafted and the world-renowned artists who play them, demonstrating the perfect blend of form and function.”
Miguel Marquez Outside: Park bench plaque recently installed.
Italian Ways: Giovannino de’ Grassi and his animal notebook.
Illustration fans may enjoy this.
99U: Escaping the Time-Scarcity Trap.
Digital Reader: Scribd Dials Back Its Audiobook Service.
“Both of Scribd’s bold moves made the service attractive to potential subscribers, but they came at too high of a price. Rather than just draw in paying customers, Scribd attracted the type of customer it does not want - those who would use the service as it was intended by consuming as much content as they can.” My italic emphasis.
Medium: The Evolution of Magazine Covers.
Genuinely entertaining article.
Romanesko: ‘The rapacious Ms. Huffington seems to believe that journalism skills are worth not
Studio360: When Forgery Isn’t a Crime.
“Landis makes his copies in just a couple of hours, often in front of the television, using cheap materials from stores like Hobby Lobby and Walmart.” Whoopsie. So much for museum “experts”.
Guardian.UK: Boy trips in museum and punches hole through painting.
Not that it was a factor, but since when do fine art museums allow drinks to be carried around (other than expensive patron dinners)?
William Reichard: Ursula Le Guin answered my writing question!
NY Times: Native American Artists Display Works in Santa Fe.
This weekend is Santa Fe’s biggest. I may poke my nose in. When you live here, a certain amount of complacency settles in ...
Bookanista: A broken wing.
Edith Wharton’s Summer. Less-known, sounds tres interesting. Added to my reading list.
NY Times: The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t.
“If the prices of traditional media keep falling, then it seems logical to critics that we will end up in a world in which no one has an economic incentive to follow creative passions. The thrust of this argument is simple and bleak: that the digital economy creates a kind of structural impossibility that art will make money in the future.” My italic emphasis.
MeFi discovers Zozobra.
Lordy, what an FPP. It’s like the NM State Historian wrote it. The burning of Zozo’s great ... the dancing? Not so much. The drinking at the event, however, is spectacular ...
Paris Review: Smoking with Lucia Berlin.
Beautiful remembrance. Writers, you’ll admire this.
The Bookseller: On blogger critique of books.
The Millions: How to Title Every Book You Ever Write.
My first novel: Sandalwood on Aiken.
Second novel: So Low When You Are Passing Through.
Collection of stories: Friesian Hall.
Third novel: The Texas Housekeepers.
Fourth: October in Hamilton.
Fifth: The Wisdom of Broken Guitar Tuners.
You know, some of those aren’t bad ...
Guernica: Just Out of Frame, Alex Carp interviews Sarah Stillman.
“I think I’d been so worried about either scaring them off or making them uncomfortable that I wasn’t respecting the full nature of their experience. I wasn’t fully willing to ask the difficult questions and let the women make choices about what they did and didn’t want to talk about. I was almost preemptively censoring them.” My emphasis; careful there. That’s like taking photos of someone, and dumping all responsibility on their model release. Many can’t foresee what widespread publication may do - but you as the creator do, clearly.