Guardian.UK: Thomas Hardy altarpiece discovered in Windsor church.
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.
Amazon.com: Pendleton Rainier National Park Full Blanket.
Pendleton has made a whole series for all the National Parks.
ArtDaily: In Togo, a revival of the ancient allure of waist beads.
Youtube: Akademia Szermierzy - Fior di Battaglia (medieval longsword techniques).
A bit precious, but as you’ll see, accurate to the historical book.
College Fix: Princeton HR department - Don’t use word ‘man’.
Should this be the new ‘default’ for all weblogs and social interactions? Asking. “I’d really like to know, man.”
NYT: How Imperfections Could Bring Down the World’s Most Perfect Statue.
“The most popular target for photographers was the David’s genitals. People were obsessed with them.” See Bly, Sibling Society.
Italian Ways: Lake Garda in tourist posters.
Eidolon: Re-Queering Sappho.
Amazon.com: Libertarians on the Prairie.
New book, by one of my high school classmates. Go Chris! Ordered.
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago: Catalog of Publications.
Free ebooks. Well, PDFs. Or purchase dead tree copies. Always nice to give back to scholarly institutions ...
YT: Massive Attack - The Spoils ft. Hope Sandoval.
Cate Blanchett, melting looks.
Catapult: The Crematorium.
Great piece. So many familiar points.
ArtDaily: SITE Santa Fe opens second installment of reimagined biennial series.
Always fun to see Santa Fe galleries in the national news. Hasn’t been happening as much as in the past.
The Millions: Heaney’s Aeneid - Book VI.
Quoting another, contemporary translation [sic]:
by the starsby the gods
and whatever honor
I have, I never
Meant to hurt you
The gods want what they want.”
No. Just no. Heaney yes, this ... no.
NY Times/Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Explores the Power of Time.
As long as we don’t have to revisit the Forest of Dean.
Atlas Obscura: Youth Tries to Improve 5,000-Year-Old Carving, Causes ‘National Tragedy’.
Why don’t kids ASK anymore?
Colossal: Mandalas Formed From Foraged Wood and River Stones Designed by Matt W. Moore.
Hmmm. Perhaps I’ll try one of these, next soujourn in the wilderness. Enough scrap wood around these parts.
Colossal: Street Artist Paints Over Ugly Graffiti to Make it Legible.
Classic Driver Mag: The cultural renaissance of the Art Deco-era’s rolling sculptures.
Vice: I’m Sick Of Pretending - I Don’t “Get” Art.
Art, esp. in urban areas, has been seeking emotional and/or physical response for decades. Shock value. Disgust.
There are a whole lot of beautiful and sublime things in this world, but you’d never know it sometimes.
MessyNessy: A Forgotten Bowling Alley’s Steampunk Revival is a Perfect Strike.
Art Newspaper: Name of mystery woman who received Van Gogh’s ear revealed for first time.
“Gabrielle, an innocent victim of a rabid dog and the temporarily deranged artist within the same year, later married and lived well into old age ...” Good for her. The tales she could tell, later on ...
Macworld: Scrivener for iOS review - A sophisticated writing and research app for on-the-go.
Quirky but lovely, I use Scrivener for all my longer-form writing on desktop. I’ve not tried this mobile variant yet.
OpenCulture: 4 Interactive Maps Immortalize the Roads That Inspired Jack Kerouac.
Apparently the staple myth in Santa Fe of old Rt 66/Kerouac is untrue. Amazing what happens when you actually read a book ...