Elsewhere for August 18, 2018

You should read this for 8/18/2018: Art and Film H/T to @Lymond: Disney Takes Stand Against “Overzealous Copyright Holders” As the Hollywood Reporter notes: “forget any sense of irony.” Oddly, and suprironicaly, as BoingBoing notes, the “fair use” defense Disney is using has a lot to be said in its…

Elsewhere for August 11

You should read this for 8/11/2018: Art and Film Books, Writing, and Language Losing My Son to Reading “Books helped me gain independence. So it saddens me just a bit to see my son reading on his own.” A Friendly Reminder that Comic Books Still Count as Reading [A] study…

Elsewhere for August 4, 2018

You should read this for 8/48/2018: Art and Film Jann Haworth: The forgotten creator of the Sgt. Pepper cover “Peter Blake is celebrated as the creator of the sleeve art of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album. But his collaborator has been forgotten. As Sgt Pepper turns 50, ALASTAIR McKAY talks…

Elsewhere for July 28, 2018

You should read this for 7/28/2018: Art and Film US Postal Service Ordered to Pay Artist $3.5M For Copyright Infringement “A case of mistaken artwork has cost the US Postal Service millions of dollars.” Note that the USPS “The USPS had paid Getty Image $1,500 to license the image.” Books, Writing,…

Elsewhere for July 21, 2018

Art and Film Actress Marsha Hunt, 100, Has Matters Of Principle Hunt is the last surviving member of what was known as the Committee for the First Amendment. It was a group of a few dozen big Hollywood names, including Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Huston and Judy Garland. Inside…

Elsewhere for July 14, 2018

You should read this for 4/8/2018: Read this piece by dhonig, a law school prof who teaches negotiating. It’s smart, and I think it’s important. Distributive Negotiating in an Integrated World. Art and Film The British Library’s Winchester Psalter, an illuminated bilingual psalter with the text of the psalms in Latin…

Elsewhere for July 7, 2018

You should read this for 7/7/2018: Art and Film Via Allison Meier of hyperallergic: How Medieval Artists Used Monsters as Propaganda “In Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders, the Morgan Library & Museum in New York is exhibiting 70 examples of the monstrous in the Middle Ages.” The Morgan Library’s exhibit Medieval…

Elsewhere for June 30, 2018

You should read this for 6/30/2018: Art, Film, and Music Pete Seeger was blacklisted and “on the run” when he came to Bowdoin College in 1960. His concert there will never be forgotten “In 2012, Smithsonian Folkways released The Complete Bowdoin College Concert, 1960 — Seeger’s oldest complete concert recording and the only one…

Elsewhere for June 23, 2018

You should read this for 6/23/2018: Art and Film Star Trek: TNG to Possibly Return as Alex Kurtzman Oversees Expansion of Star Trek On TV Books, Writing, and Language These Portuguese Libraries Are Infested With Bats—and They Like It That Way LGBTQ identity is shaped by language. So what words will…

Elsewhere for June 16, 2018

You should read this for 6/16/2018: Art and Film The Book of Kells — in pictures Captions by Bernard Meehan, former TCD Keeper of Manuscripts. Read more about the Book of Kells. Books, Writing, and Language Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing Pay particular attention to Rule #8. A Passport…

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