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Elsewhere for March 31, 2018

You should read this for 3/31/2018: Art and Film The National Museum Of Scotland Is Putting Its Entire Collection Online “Using Google Arts and Culture’s museum view experience, which is similar to how Google’s Street View works, tourists can view the 20,000 objects on display at the National Museum. The virtual display also…

Elsewhere for March 24, 2018

You should read this for 3/24/2018: Art and Film Easter Egg Art: Hatched From An Ancient Tradition To Celebrate Rebirth Books, Writing, and Language The art of the big lie: the history of fake news From the Reichstag fire to Stalin’s show trials, the craft of disinformation is nothing new….

Elsewhere for March 17, 2018

You should read this for 3/17/2018: Art and Film Sex and death in the classical world From striking coffin portraits to boldly erotic statues, the art of the Romans and Greeks tells us compelling stories about how they lived, died, and loved. Books, Writing, and Language In defense of real…

Elsewhere for March 10, 2018

You should read this for 3/10/2018: Art and Film Ingenious Rocking Chair Knits a Hat for You as You Sway Back and Fort “Knitting and sitting in a rocking chair are both relaxing activities that designers Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex have combined into one innovative, low-tech piece of furniture….

Elsewhere for March 3, 2018

You should read this for 3/4/2018: Art and Film I happened to catch part of a NOVA special on tombs in the Himalayas, in the “Mustang” region of Nepal called Secrets of the Sky Tombs. I was intrigued by some of the prohibatory rituals intended to keep the dead from…

Elsewhere for February 24, 2018

You should read this for 2/23/2018: Undersea paper art, Amazon, money laundering and fake books; Old English glosses and The Tremulous Hand scribe, wine, Sicilian culture, and caves. The Gate to Hell is a gas, and women who scribe.  Art and Film Colorful Paper-Cut Sculpture Captures the Diversity of a Coral Reef Get…

Elsewhere for February 17, 2018

You should read this for 2/17/2017: Art and Film Lego’s New Hogwarts Great Hall Set Is Going to Magically Drain My Wallet Books, Writing, and Language When Books Read You, a Defense of Bibliomancy Amazonian Language Once Spoken By Thousands – Now, Only One Food and Drink Nick Evans of…

Elsewhere for February 10, 2018

You should read this for 2/10/2017: Art, Film, and Music In Conversation: Quincy Jones I’m not really sure what to make of this err . . . interview? Performance ? Confessional? It’s interesting though. Books, Writing, and Language via mirabilis.ca: The BBC on Spain cracks King Ferdinand’s 500-year-old secret code…

Elsewhere for February 3, 2018

You should read this for 2/3/2018: Art and Film Gallery removes naked nymphs painting to ‘prompt conversation’ Manchester Art Gallery takes down work by Waterhouse and asks public to post reactions February from the DaCosta Hours. This is a 15th century manuscript illuminated by Simon Bening, of Ghent. Books, Writing,…

Elsewhere for January 27, 2018

You should read this for 1/27/2018: Books, Writing, and Language Ursula K. Le Guin, the spiritual mother of generations of writers; John Scalzi pays tribute The speaking of her name and of her words goes on, and will go on, today and tomorrow and for a very long time now….

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