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Princeton Architectural Press: Let’s Go Letter Hunting.

A book to help you record what you discover.

02/17/15 • 11:56 AM • ArtsBooksDesign • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vox: How to speak in Cockney rhyming slang.

Both cerebral and ghetto at the same time.

02/16/15 • 12:24 PM • ArtsBooksTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Past Horizons: Bedlam burial ground - Excavating the records.

One can’t forget Dicken’s Scrooge exclaiming, “... my clerk, with fifteen shillings a week, and a wife and family, talking about a merry Christmas. I’ll retire to Bedlam.”  Naught like a bit o’ context.

02/13/15 • 11:31 AM • ArtsBooksHistoryScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Millions: Calendars, Timelines, and Collages - Mapping the Imaginary

How some authors lay out a book.

02/12/15 • 01:50 PM • ArtsBooksGeneral • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Euan Semple: Choosing your words carefully.

Agreed. I’ve been reading Churchill’s “The Gathering Storm” not just for the history, but for his phraseology.

02/12/15 • 01:49 PM • BooksHistoryInternetWeblogs • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WSJ: Cowboy Culture, Alive and Well.

Given the historic relevance of cowboys and ranchers to the settlement of the American West and to American cultural identity generally, it is curious that art depicting cowboy life tends to be looked down upon in a way other regional forms of artistic expression — Appalachian bluegrass, Delta Blues, Amish and Shaker culture — are not. [snip] ... the art associated with them is often reckoned to be naive, little more than kitsch.” And that’s a shame. Though myth is thick on the ground, there is much to enjoy.

02/11/15 • 10:38 AM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentMusicSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Aeon: Welcome to Earth, population 500 million.

Um ... Aeon, meet Wool. I mean, seriously. No need to reinvent the wheel.

02/10/15 • 08:12 PM • ArtsBooksEnvironmentalNatureScience • (5) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Artists Find Audience for Painstaking Letterpress Printing [Craig of Booknotes, famous!]

Craig does simply stunning work. Words cannot describe the meticulous craftsmanship. See his site, also: Booklab II.

02/05/15 • 01:57 PM • ArtsBooksNewsPersonalWeblogs • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Madame Bovary - Official Trailer.

Everyone’s so young and pretty. Not quite what I imagined from the text. Looks very beautifully appointed.

02/05/15 • 01:54 PM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

#idontknow/Tumblr: 100 legal sites to download literature.

FYI.

02/04/15 • 01:12 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryInternet • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Colossal: Behind the Scenes of Elgin Park, a Retro City of Optical Illusions.

The dude who makes scale models and photographs them against actual-sized buildings, has created a book.

02/04/15 • 11:43 AM • ArtsBooksPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Milan Kundera’s first novel in more than a decade due in June.

We have in France one of the greatest contemporary writers. He is called Milan Kundera, and you must read his new book as soon as possible – it could be his last, and it is magnificent, sunny, profound and funny.” A novelist you soak in. A single sentence, read at the right time, can change your life. Can’t wait.

02/04/15 • 11:16 AM • ArtsBooks • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NPR Book Review: ‘Trigger Warning’ By Neil Gaiman.

They are confections, these stories. Like eating a delicious piece of chocolate and, halfway through, finding a finger in it.” Um, okay.

02/04/15 • 11:14 AM • ArtsBooks • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Smart Set: The Real Problem with Public Discourse.

And the best thing about it was, nobody in his life — not his parents, his adult children, his grandchildren, not his neighbors nor the members of his church congregation—knew that Bob Anderson, retired accountant, family man, churchgoer and pillar of his suburban community, was really the infamous scourge of the Internet, that dreaded and admired titan among trolls, Mrpoophispants.

02/03/15 • 11:28 AM • ArtsBooksPsychologySocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Millions: Honey, Would You Read My Book?

Applicable to bloggers, too.

02/02/15 • 11:14 AM • ArtsBooksHome & LivingPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

IAMPETH: Compendium of Real Pen Work.

Beautiful.

02/02/15 • 10:24 AM • ArtsBooksDesignHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Imgur: Updated Google Maps Middle Earth.

HAH.

02/02/15 • 10:03 AM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentGoogleInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

TessGerritsen: My GRAVITY lawsuit and how it affects every writer who sells to Hollywood.

Alfonso Cuaron was attached to direct my film — a fact I did not know at the time.” Documentary proof of that, and she’s got Warner ‘dead to rights’ [excuse the pun]. Linked for those writers who read here.

02/01/15 • 09:34 PM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Neil Gaiman: Reader frets over ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ popularity.

Neil’s enlightened response.

02/01/15 • 02:11 PM • ArtsBooksConsumptionHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

c|net: The sixth ‘Game of Thrones’ book won’t be released in 2015.

Not especially surprised. He’s been busy doing PR, operating the Jean Cocteau theatre, driving his purple Tesla ...

01/30/15 • 03:56 PM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

New Yorker: The Man to Know in Ancient Rome.

That I am safe, neither, as yet, do I believe, nor do I rejoice.” I think you had to be there. Sure to get the serial comma folks all nervous and jerky.

01/29/15 • 09:52 AM • ArtsBooksHistoryScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Paris Review: Shying.

... people don’t look at you sitting by yourself and think, ‘she’s shy.’ They will, perhaps, attribute to you all the power you give them. In short, they will merely think you aloof.” I can’t remember the last time I used the word, “shy”. Worthy of thought.

01/27/15 • 05:41 PM • ArtsBooksPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CBC: Archaeologists find casket with Don Quixote author’s initials.

No real new information, but photos.

01/27/15 • 02:54 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

medievalbooks: Medieval Speech Bubbles.

Even bubble-less. Clever.

01/26/15 • 12:20 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryScholarly • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: The boy who didn’t come back from heaven: inside a bestseller’s ‘deception’.

The word exploitation is very appropriate. The children are exploited. The Christian public is exploited. The buyers are exploited.” For related exploitation, see the LRB link yesterday.

01/26/15 • 11:15 AM • BooksPsychologyReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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