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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.

10/09/14 • 01:17 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryScholarly • (8) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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?

10/09/14 • 09:22 AM • ArtsInternetLawPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

10/08/14 • 09:44 AM • ArtsDesignHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

10/07/14 • 10:04 AM • AdobeArtsBooksHuman RightsInternetLawMobile • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Strobist: How and Why to Keep a Location Catalog.

Abso-friggin’-lutely.

10/06/14 • 12:50 PM • ArtsMotion GraphicsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Colossal: Polyphonic Overtone Singing Demonstrated by Anna-Maria Hefele.

Mindblown.

10/06/14 • 12:22 PM • ArtsMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: Greece says the Acropolis is not in danger of collapse!

One wonders if this is not meant to sabotage the upcoming UNESCO conference to be held in Athens this month on the question of the repatriation of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece?

10/06/14 • 11:36 AM • ArtsHistoryScienceTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Attilio Mussino’s unconventional Pinocchio.

I remember seeing some of these renderings ... someplace.

10/06/14 • 10:37 AM • ArtsBooksHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

10/06/14 • 10:26 AM • ArtsBooksChildhoodPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

A photographic show is opening at Monroe Gallery tonight ...

Joe McNally. I’ll leave shortly and go poke my nose in.

10/03/14 • 04:58 PM • ArtsPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DesignYouTrust: Iris Grace, The Five-Year-Old Autistic Art Prodigy.

She’s great!

10/01/14 • 12:32 PM • ArtsChildhoodHealthPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Monumental English case clock to lead Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ sale.

Going for Baroque?

10/01/14 • 11:49 AM • ArtsConsumptionHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Julien Douvier Animated photography: Cinemagraphs.

Heh.

10/01/14 • 11:48 AM • ArtsMotion GraphicsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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).

09/30/14 • 12:32 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

09/30/14 • 09:56 AM • ArtsEnvironmentalHistoryNature • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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).

09/25/14 • 01:48 PM • ArtsBooks • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bartosz Kosowski: Lolita.

Good lord. [Possibly NSFW.] Not a photograph; the essence of graphic.

09/24/14 • 10:31 AM • ArtsDesignEntertainment • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Weezbo: Bizarre Bird-Inspired Stilettos by Masaya Kushino.

Weirdsville. Something else for Lady Gaga to fall off of.

09/18/14 • 04:51 PM • ArtsConsumptionDesign • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

InspirationFeed: 20 Simple Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Writing.

Don’t use words unless you know what they mean.” @^#$@$%^@

09/17/14 • 11:38 AM • ArtsBooksWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

APNewsBreak: Texas will allow Prada Marfa to stay.

After nearly a year of negotiations, the Texas Department of Transportation tells The Associated Press that it has reached an agreement that will save the Prada Marfa by classifying it as a museum.

09/17/14 • 10:29 AM • ArtsHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Paris Review: Natty Bumppo, Soviet Folk Hero.

This took the top of my head off. Incredible.

09/15/14 • 07:15 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryPoliticsTravel • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Line by Line, E-Books Turn Poet-Friendly.

There’s absolutely no reason an e-book couldn’t display complex formatting, other than because of cheap-to-produce maximize-profit laziness. This is where Apple’s book offerings can be better.

09/15/14 • 07:15 PM • ArtsBooksDesignGeneral • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Paris Review: Writing Advice from D. H. Lawrence at 21.

Things which are obvious are worth no more than a mention. If you cannot tell people of something they have not seen, or have not thought, it is hardly worthwhile to write at all. Try and study people, and the living soul which is the essence of mankind. If you have externals, they must represent something.

09/12/14 • 09:38 AM • ArtsBooksHuman Rights • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Elizabeth I ‘airbrushed’ for 18th century make-over and a bug is found in Edward VI.

The original portrait of Elizabeth I, revealed by x-radiography, shows her wearing an elaborate costume with large ‘wings’ around her head. This was almost completely overpainted in the eighteenth century to create the ‘prettified’ image we see today.” No plastic surgery, so revise the paintings ... after all, for politicians and royalty perpetuity is more important than now.

09/12/14 • 09:26 AM • ArtsHistoryPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: The Death of Adulthood in American Culture.

Every white American male under the age of 50 is some version of the character he plays on “Louie,” a show almost entirely devoted to the absurdity of being a pale, doughy heterosexual man with children in a post-patriarchal age. Or, if you prefer, a loser.”  AO Scott rips out a doozy. Tangentially, I’ll also mention that A&E reportedly not only dropped “Longmire” because they didn’t own the franchise, but because the fans were too old. God forbid you should have a plot that plays out over months and is delightfully unpredictable, even if you’ve read the novels. Then again, the fault may be worse than simply an inability to mature ... it may reside in the fact we don’t read at all {link via Euan Semple on FB}.

Later: If you want a book that embodies the ‘adulthood’ points mentioned by the author above, you might wish to try Daniel Martin, by John Fowles. An incredibly rich book. Discussing this tome is the first time I ever described prose as ‘loamy’. I’m still learning how to write from it. Try the library first though, see if you like it. Definite difference from YA-style modern novels.

09/11/14 • 02:38 PM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentPersonalPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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