Elsewhere for September 15, 2018

You should read this for 9/14/2018: Art and Film The oldest drawing in the world was done with an ocher crayon Books, Writing, and Language Report from the Field: Seeing Is ChangingUK poetry publisher Eyewear’s Twitter meltdown is a symptom of deeper problems. Is Amazon getting too big? Via Cory…

Elsewhere for September 8, 2018

You should read this for 9/8/2018: Art and Film 15 Things You Might Not Know About Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Adventure Time’s Producer Was Concerned Queer Representation Might Draw ‘Too Much Attention’ Who hates Star Wars for its newfound diversity? Here are the numbers. And see also this: The Washington…

Elsewhere for September 1, 2018

You should read this for 9/1/2018: Art and Film A Critical Analysis of Kinect Star Wars’ “I’m Han Solo” Song, the Definitive Text on the Character There are things that, once seen, can’t be unseen. Via The Huntington Library’s Verso: Alice Klose on Sustainable Luxury The exhibition “Sustainable Luxury: Morris & Co. Textiles…

Elsewhere for August 25, 2018

You should read this for 8/25/2018: Art and Film Via The British Library: A bumper crop of manuscripts part 1 and part 2. The British Library is doing stellar service both in terms of getting mss. digitized and presenting them to the public in ways that make them accessible to non-scholars….

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…

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