SF Reporter: Santa Fe’s Newly Improved Caboose.
The orphan caboose at St Francis and Cerrillos roads enjoyed a makeover.
Library of Congress: WPA Posters (canned search).
Observer.UK: What drives writers to drink?
Wait! I know this! AMAZON. Well, not in the context of this article perhaps ...
Vox: Marvel wants to give us the next Hunger Games.
Diving into the Young Adult book market headfirst. When the zombie books follow their lead, I suppose we need to change ‘penny dreadfuls’ to ‘dollar dreadfuls’?
365/2: 285. Playing with light and software again.
Sorry I’m late with some of these 365’s. Still trying to plough through all the shots from Concorso ... last thing I want to do is deal with *another* photo. Editing is eating up all my creativity.
MedievalBooks: Medieval Desktops.
“Readers would usually have a pen nearby even when they were just reading. After all, remarks and critiques needed to be added to the margin at the spur of the moment. ‘Penless’ images, while rare, often show a crowded desktop. ”
Paris Review: Inside the Offices of Therapists and Analysts.
Brilliant theme; quite revealing.
Slate: Annie Baker’s The Flick and the joy of reading plays.
One of the things I still do to stay fluent (in case my stutter ever comes back) is to read plays aloud. It’s fun. We used to have a small group of literati in college who’d get together every so often and just read (and act, of course) something off-the-cuff. Beats Trivial Pursuit. I was once told I sound like a mix between Robert Goulet and Yogi Bear when reading “Hamlet.”
The Airship: The Best New Books on Project Gutenberg.
Nautilus: Shakespeare’s Genius Is Nonsense.
“We are provided with so much activity from so many overlapping and interacting relationships between words that we do not notice the jags and hiccups, nor our own proficiency in accommodating for them.” A jester of words and rhythm.
Hyperallergic: What Happens When National Geographic Steals Your Art?
“I mean, why not take the risk that the artist will never find out, and hell, if the artist does find out, what’s the likelihood that they will have registered their copyrighted artwork with the US Copyright Office? What’s the likelihood that the aggrieved artist will have access to a blog such as this one, to the NY Times, or the Huffington Post?”
DailyIcon: Abbaye de Fontevraud Hotel.
Now here is a truly interesting adaptation of modern interior design cast against ancient structure. I surprise myself and find I admire it.
The Digital Reader: Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries.
“Adobe isn’t just tracking what users are doing in DE4; this app was also scanning my computer, gathering the metadata from all of the ebooks sitting on my hard disk, and uploading that data to Adobe’s servers. In. Plain. Text.”
Later: It seems Ars Technica has confirmed most of this.
Strobist: How and Why to Keep a Location Catalog.
Colossal: Polyphonic Overtone Singing Demonstrated by Anna-Maria Hefele.
Archaeology News Network: Greece says the Acropolis is not in danger of collapse!
Italian Ways: Attilio Mussino’s unconventional Pinocchio.
I remember seeing some of these renderings ... someplace.
Telegraph.UK: Can’t get into highbrow novels? Ditch them, says Nick Hornby.
Books that mean nothing at certain ages can take on whole new life at different points in your life-cycle. I’ve said this for years. Most of what they tried to force-feed us in school took on different meaning once I had significant life experience under my belt. Doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try - if one is subtle enough to pick up the wisdom in the prose, one can have a leg up on life.
A photographic show is opening at Monroe Gallery tonight ...
Joe McNally. I’ll leave shortly and go poke my nose in.
DesignYouTrust: Iris Grace, The Five-Year-Old Autistic Art Prodigy.
ArtDaily: Monumental English case clock to lead Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ sale.
Julien Douvier Animated photography: Cinemagraphs.
The Atlantic: Saving Paris’s Oldest Bookstore.
“This month, the Librairie Delamain’s lease is up for renewal by the Qatari company Constellation Hotel Holdings, which owns the block-wide property that also houses the soon-to-be-renovated Hôtel du Louvre. The company plans to double the bookstore’s rent to 100,000 euros per year—nearly a tenth of their annual revenue. With already slim margins, the shop would be forced to shut down or abandon the storefront where it has been since 1906 (the business itself dates to 1700).”
Philly.com: Longwood to begin restoring its most popular garden.
They’ve been talking about doing this for over 30 years. I don’t agree about the formal boxwoods - I like the regimented nature. I wonder what’s going to happen to the ‘Eye of Water’ on the clifftop above the Fountain Garden. I suppose it’s just way too old-tech.
It’s one of my favorite places, Longwood. Don’t ruin it with too many ‘new ideas.’ Flames? Please, no. Longwood does not need to be Las Vegas.
Amtrak: Meet the 24 Writers Selected for the Amtrak Residency Program.
Hmmm. Seems they went for established voices; I would have taken a chance with nascent writers (of all age groups).