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Elsewhere for December 30, 2017

You should read this for 12/30/2017: Books, Writing, and Language Via Twtter @Sarah Mei: Sarah Mei quotes her favorite Simon & Schuster editorial comments on Milo Yiannopoulos’s contracted-then-rejected book. She then posts selections from the editorial comment, which are revelatory and amusing. It’s just as horrific a MS as you’d…

Elsewhere for December 23, 2017

You should read this for 12/23/2017: Art and Film My fun with an artist scam artist James Panero in The Atlantic: Andrew Wyeth forever I greatly admired Wyth’s art as a child, but increasingly his paintings have reminded me of landscapes in Medieval Books of Hours, and of propaganda art. This…

Elsewhere for December 16, 2017

You should read this for 12/16/2017: Art and Film How Star Wars Was Saved In The Edit Books, Writing, and Language UK libraries closing. Figures show children worst hit by UK library cuts Official figures show more than 100 libraries closed last year, with campaigners warning that the heaviest impact…

Elsewhere for December 9, 2017

You should read this for 11/4/2017: Art and Film Via Literary Review: a book review o He Made Masterpieces with Manure: Traces of Vermeer by Jane Jelley “On the acknowledgements page of Traces of Vermeer, Jane Jelley thanks one friend who tracked down pig bladders and another who harvested mussel shells…

Elsewhere for December 3, 2017

You should read this for 12/3/2017: Books, Writing, and Language Jane Austen, Literary Icon and . . . Home Brewer? “Those who’ve noticed that Austen’s characters often have a drink in hand may not know it was her love of brewing beer that was spilling over into her work.” Why…

Joe Kissell Take Control of Thanksgiving

I’m a fan of TidBit’s Publishing Take Control series of ebooks that make technology understandable and practical. I’ve been impressed with this affordable ($10.00, with free updates for new versions) series of .pdf , Mobi, and ePub ebooks (you can print the .pdf if you’d rather) right from the start. In Take Control…

Elsewhere for November 18, 2017

You should read this for 11/18/2017: Art and Film “Comfort Woman” Memorial Statues, A Thorn In Japan’s Side, Now Sit On Korean Busses 15,000-Year-Old Rock Art Found In Egypt “Adel Kelani described the discovery as important because it dates to the same period of markings founds in caves in southern…

Elsewhere for November 11, 2017

You should read this for 11/11/2017: Art and Film Watch an Oil Painting Instantly Lose 200 Years of Grimy Varnish “Fine art is often coated with varnish for the same reason furniture is: it provides a protective barrier to the elements. But varnish turns yellow over time, and an even…

Elsewhere for November 4, 2017

Art and Film The Très Riches Heures calendar page for November. Books, Writing, and Language Friday November 6 was Fountain Pen Day. Food and Drink Via Martha Stewart Sweet Potato Biscuits History and Archaeology Roman Theater Discovery Near Jerusalem’s Western Wall Delights Archaeologists “Jerusalem was always inhabited and there were…

Elsewhere for October 28, 2017

You should read this for 10/28/2017: Art and Film Internet “Entrepreneur” Shocked That Copyright Owner Sued Him For Stealing Their Work Isn’t it interesting that plagiarists and copyright abusers are always shocked and surprised? A Long Time Ago: Martha Wells on How Star Wars Inspired Her Writing See also this…

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