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Youtube: Weird Al, ‘Foil’.

Weird Al’s having a heck of a week.  Perfect social fodder. I haven’t seen Al in ages, now he’s flippin’ *everywhere*.

07/16/14 • 10:36 AM • ArtsMotion GraphicsMusicSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WalesOnline: Police operation launched after Welsh relic, thought to be the Holy Grail is stolen.

Call Indiana Jones!

07/16/14 • 09:39 AM • ArtsHistoryScienceTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: The Oratory of the Rosary of Santa Cita, between heaven and earth.

Done in plaster? Yeow. Fragile. Notice it’s all above a human’s reach.  Wise.

07/16/14 • 08:47 AM • ArtsHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquires major Taos School painting.

Ufer joined the group in 1917, specializing in portraits of Pueblo Indians and vivid landscapes fluidly painted in a high-key palette with impastoed brushwork. On the Rio Grande melds Ufer’s sensitive portrayal of a native figure with a lushly rendered New Mexico setting in all its remarkable colors and textures.” A lively rendering, to be sure.

07/16/14 • 08:45 AM • ArtsHistorySanta Fe Local • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Salon: Is J.K. Rowling the new George Lucas?

But while it’s fine to return to the universe and make small changes, it’s another to start attempting to change the ways in which fans interpret it.”  Danger, Will Robinson.

07/15/14 • 01:58 PM • ArtsBooksChildhoodHistoryPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Fully Intended: A love affair with classics.

Books, like everything in life, can’t even follow us to the grave so fill your memory up with ones that make you laugh and love and cry.” Probably half of books assigned in school needed a decade or so of life after school to truly appreciate. I was sixteen when experiencing a Shakespeare play opened my eyes to his writings. Prior to that - plodding chore-torture. After that - eager reading-avarice.

07/15/14 • 01:56 PM • ArtsBooksPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY TImes: How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? Talent.

Somewhat misleading title.  This is about practice, and the efficacy thereof.

07/15/14 • 01:42 PM • ArtsMusicScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Leading artist Tobias Rehberger ‘dazzles’ ship to mark First World War centenary.

Er, ah … looks more like graffiti to me.

07/15/14 • 01:32 PM • ArtsHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Airship: We Looked Deeply into the Trite - More Origins of Literary Cliches.

Ah, well.  Perhaps the absense of clichés makes the heart grow fonder? You might want to peruse the ClichéSite to see what you should avoid.

07/14/14 • 10:03 AM • ArtsBooksGeneral • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Rumpus: Revelations Of A First-time Novelist.

“Once a manuscript leaves your desk, subject matter is the primary (and often only) way it is discussed. So if you haven’t figured out a quick way to answer that cringe-inducing question ‘What’s your book about?’ in a way that interests other people, somebody else will.

07/14/14 • 09:48 AM • ArtsBooksGeneral • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Emily Parker.

In specific, about her book on international bloggers, Now I Know Who My Comrades Are. On my list.

07/13/14 • 04:27 PM • ArtsBooksHuman RightsWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Lorin Maazel, Intense and Enigmatic Conductor, Dies at 84.

He was revered for the precision of his baton technique, and for his prodigious memory — he rarely used a score in performances — but when he was at his most interpretively idiosyncratic, he used his powers to distend phrases and reconfigure familiar balances in the service of an unusual inner vision.” RIP, good sir.  We’ll be analyzing your interpretations for generations.

07/13/14 • 04:25 PM • ArtsHistoryMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Art Newspaper: Caravaggio to be buried in Tuscan memorial park.

Caravaggio’s remains will be housed under a monumental arch created by the sculptor Giuseppe Conte, which will be topped with a ceramic basket of fruits inspired by Caravaggio’s famous still-lifes.” His bones were identified by relatively circumstantial means. I hope, whether it actually is Caravaggio or not, that he finally rests in pace.

07/11/14 • 06:17 PM • ArtsHistoryScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Slate/Book Review: Amanda Petrusich’s Do Not Sell at Any Price.

If you own a rare LP, it is still comparably common, while a rare 78 might be the only one anywhere in the world. As Petrusich puts it, ‘The distinction is acute, comparable to collecting pebbles versus collecting diamonds.’

07/11/14 • 11:40 AM • ArtsBooksHistoryMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Messy Nessy Chic: The French Castles fit for a Pigeon (Literally).

Dovecots! Or Dovecotes. Whichever. You see these mentioned in historic European works all the time. I’ve only seen a few up until this article.  Great addition to fill out imagined landscapes and architecture. “He died alone in a dovecot …”

07/11/14 • 08:27 AM • ArtsBooksDesignHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Sotheby’s to sell the ‘Holy Grail’ of watches - The Henry Graves Supercomplication.

Among the features it incorporates are perpetual calendar, moon phases, sidereal time, power reserve, and indications for time of sunset and sunrise and the night sky of New York City. With a total of 24 horological complications, The Graves watch retained the title of the world’s most complicated watch for 56 years and even then was only surpassed by technicians working with the aid of computer-assisted machines.

07/11/14 • 08:11 AM • ArtsConsumptionDesignHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Authors’ incomes collapse to ‘abject’ levels.

This rapid decline in both author incomes and in the numbers of those writing full-time could have serious implications for the economic success of the creative industries in the UK.”  Overlooked this item the other day. My bad.

07/10/14 • 09:11 AM • ArtsBooksHome & Living • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Airship: The Race to Destroy Priceless Manuscripts as Idiotically as Possible.

He brewed a barrell of Speciall Ale, his use was to stop the bung-hole with a Sheet of Manuscript; he sayd nothing did it so well.Oof.

07/09/14 • 02:55 PM • ArtsBooks • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Messy Nessy Chic: Just some 300 year-old Giant Books.

Nearly a meter long, made with animal skin wood and leather caps containing scripts for religious ceremonies in convents during the colonial era, they were found by a graphic documents restorer, Tania Estrada, who tracked down the books which were donated to various libraries in Mexico in 1915.

07/09/14 • 10:34 AM • ArtsBooksHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Perforated paper for lemon boxes – from Sicily to the world.

The process entailed making a pencil drawing, which was ‘translated’ into a piece of perforated paper, which in turn was the model for a heliographic print, which was used to make a brass die – to finally create the imprint in the wood of the crates.”  Cool.

07/09/14 • 10:32 AM • ArtsHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Harry Potter makes first appearance for seven years as he turns 34.

A weighted hors d’oeuvre? When other projects don’t match their expectations, authors tend to return to the ‘never again’ stories.

07/08/14 • 10:21 AM • ArtsBooksChildhood • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Caryatid Statues, Restored, Are Stars at Athens Museum.

Do watch the video [halfway down] of the laser process.

07/08/14 • 10:08 AM • ArtsHistoryScienceTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Daily Beast: ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq.

Theirs is a war of symbols.

07/07/14 • 04:17 PM • ArtsHistoryNewsPoliticsReligionTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Paris Review: Speaking American.

An English writer’s relation to the geography of Britain feels familiar. It’s not exotic or particularly dangerous, unless you’re talking Heathcliff and the North Yorkshire Moors; there’s always the reassurance of a church, or a pub, or a field of daffodils just around the bend. But the vastness of the American landscape opens up possibilities, thrilling and threatening, for a writer.” The landscape defines us, in so many ways.

07/07/14 • 02:32 PM • ArtsBooksGeneral • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Irish Times: Word for Word — is the end nigh for the e-book?

What irks the ‘digerati’ is the failure of ebooks to dent the affection heavy book-buyers retain for the thing-ness of the original Gutenbergian model. Bibliophiles abhor the impermanence of ebooks because downloads confer no sense of ownership or collectability.

07/06/14 • 11:20 AM • ArtsBooksInternetMobile • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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