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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…

Elsewhere for June 9, 2018

You should read this for 4/8/2018: Books, Writing, and Language The borrowers: why Finland’s cities are havens for library lovers “Helsinki’s state-of-the-art Oodi library will stand opposite parliament and boast a cinema, recording studio and makerspace. It’s a perfect fit for a literate nation taking public learning to the next…

Elsewhere for June 2, 2018

You should read this for 5/2/2018: Art and Film Laurie Anderson’s Favorite Things “The artist shares a few of her and her late husband Lou Reed’s favorite things” June from the Da Costa Hours Books, Writing, and Language A Scrappy Makeover for a Tweedy Literary Fixture “He doesn’t go to…

Elsewhere for May 26, 2018

You should read this for 5/26/2018: Books, Writing, and Language Earliest Version of Our Alphabet Possibly Discovered “The earliest example of our alphabet — a possible mnemonic phrase that helped someone remember “ABCD” — has been discovered on a 3,400-year-old inscribed piece of limestone from ancient Egypt, a scholar believes.” Food…

Elsewhere for May 19, 2018

You should read this for 5/19/2018: Art and Film Jinx Allen Craig obituary “Young American who was the subject of a famous photograph when she was gallivanting in Italy in 1951” Report: The Wrath of Khan Director Reveals He Was Making a Star Trek Trilogy for CBS, But It’s Been Delayed Books, Writing, and…

Elsewhere for May 5, 2018

You should read this for 5/5/2018: Art and Film An Investigation of Black Figures in Classical Greek Art Books, Writing, and Language Artificial Intelligence Is Cracking Open the Vatican’s Secret Archives “A new project untangles the handwritten texts in one of the world’s largest historical collections.” This is the kind of…

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