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Elsewhere for March 13, 2021

You should read this for 3/13/2021: Art, Music, and Film ‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘City of Death’ This is perhaps my favorite of the Tom Baker series of Doctor Who programs. H/T Ari: Incredible Cave Paintings 8 Miles-Long Discovered Deep in Amazon Forest: The Sistine Chapel of Ancients Tens of thousands of pristine cave paintings were recently found daubed across an eight-mile stretch of rock in a once-in-a-century discovery in Colombia’s Amazon rainforest. . . . Believed to be 12,500 years old, the art is extremely detailed, and includes handprints and depictions of Ice Age…

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Elsewhere for March 6, 2021

You should read this for 3/6/2021: Art, Music, and Film Why “L.A. Story” Is Still a Relevant (and Poignant) Satire of Los Angeles See also: Steve Martin and Sarah Jessica Parker Remember L.A. Story. L.A. Story captures so much of Los Angeles’ and Hollywood and film cultures around L.A. in the late 1980s and early 90s. I love it dearly, still, though I suspect much of the humor and sly wit is lost on those who are not Angelenos. This film, now thirty years old, was also my introduction to the Celtic-infused music of Enya; I think her best tracks…

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Elsewhere for February 27, 2021

You should read this for 2/27/2021: Art, Music, and Film 17,300-year-old Kimberley kangaroo becomes Australia’s oldest rock artwork The Black Gondoliers of Renaissance Venice Biden Begins Justin Trudeau says US leadership has been ‘sorely missed’ during first meeting with Biden Justin Trudeau has praised Joe Biden for rejoining the Paris climate accord during their first bilateral meeting, saying: “US leadership has been sorely missed over the past years.” The Canadian prime minister added: “And I have to say as we were preparing the joint rollout of the communique on this, it’s nice when the Americans are not pulling out all…

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Elsewhere for February 20, 2021

You should read this for 2/20/2021: Art, Music, and Film PBS American Masters Archive Releases 1,000+ Hours of Uncut, Never-Before-Seen Interviews: Patti Smith, David Bowie, Neil Young & More The full PBS American Masters archive is here Biden Begins Biden has started erasing Trump’s legacy. Now the hard part starts. But now that Biden has undone the most easily reversible Trump policies, the hard part begins — especially after the impeachment trial hampered early Senate action. While liberals are pushing Biden to do more, goals such as expanding health care and strengthening gun control would probably require new laws, which are…

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Elsewhere for February 13, 2021

You should read this for 2/13/2021: Art, Music, and Film The Magic of the Beach Boys’ Harmonies: Hear Isolated Vocals from “Sloop John B.,” “God Only Knows,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” & Other Pet Sounds Classics Biden Begins Biden inherited a USPS crisis. Here’s how Democrats want to fix it. Neera Tanden Apologizes After Comparing GOP Senators To Voldemort And Vampires “You wrote that Susan Collins is, quote, ‘the worst.’ That Tom Cotton is a fraud. That vampires have more heart than Ted Cruz. You called leader McConnell ‘Moscow Mitch’ and ‘Voldemort,’” complained Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. “How do you…

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Elsewhere for February 6, 2021

You should read this for 2/6/20201: Art, Music, and Film TikToker’s sea shanty Wellerman reaches No 3 in UK charts To Hold Nature in the Hand: Revealing the Wonders of the Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta Online facsimile. 7 Things to Look for in Paintings of the Last Supper Hilton Valentine, Founding Guitarist For The Animals, Dies At 77 But it was “House of the Rising Sun” that took the band to the top of the U.S. and U.K. charts. Although the song was well covered by many artists before them — including Bob Dylan — the Animals recorded what became the…

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Elsewhere for January 30, 2021

You should read this for 1/30/2021: Art, Music, and Film Jon Bon Jovi on wealth, love and his ugly tussle with Trump: ‘It was seriously scarring’ “I was really shocked at the depths [Trump] went to. He wasn’t even qualified to buy the team, because you have to submit your tax returns, and he never filed the paperwork. Instead, he did this dark shadow assassination thing, hoping to buy the team at a bargain basement price. But I just couldn’t understand how this misinformation was being put out there. It was seriously scarring,” Bon Jovi says, eyes wide. Biden –…

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Elsewhere for January 24,2021

You should read this for 1/24/2021: If you read nothing else, read this: Donald Trump’s new reality Art, Music, and Film Gaze in wonder at this astonishingly high-res scan of an iconic painting For the past hour, I’ve been avoiding work by browsing this amazingly high-resolution scan of Johannes Vermeer’s iconic Girl with a Pearl Earring. With a total resolution of 93,205 x 108,565, PetaPixel notes the scan is believed to be the first 10 billion pixel panorama ever created, allowing you to zoom in close enough to turn the tiniest flecks of paint into puddles and minuscule cracks into…

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Elsewhere for January 17, 2021

You should read this for 1/17/2021: Art, Music, and Film Um, It Makes Total Sense We’re All Into Sea Shanties Now See also: The Scottish postman behind ‘Sea Shanty TikTok’ The true story behind the viral TikTok sea shanty hit World’s oldest known cave painting found in Indonesia “Picture of wild pig made at least 45,500 years ago provides earliest evidence of human settlement” A Caveman Encased in Ice Has Appeared In a Minneapolis Park Biden Begins Longtime Diplomat William Burns Is Biden’s Pick To Lead CIA President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate veteran diplomat William Burns to be the…

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Elsewhere for January 10, 2021

You should read this for 1/10/2021: Art, Music, and Film Seeking justice for Lion Sleeps Tonight composer Why Hollywood gets the Irish so wrong Fonts in Use: Enter a Giant Archive of Typography, Featuring 12,618 Typefaces over 17,000 designs, each using at least one of over 12,000 typeface families from more than 3,500 type companies. Each font is contextualized with images depicting them in the wild, on everything from wine labels and storefronts to book covers, record albums, movie posters and of course, advertising of all shapes and sizes. Biden Begins Biden Is Set To Introduce Merrick Garland As His…

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