Where Dancers Go To Rehab As Performances Resume

Dr. David Weiss, an orthopedic physician with the NYU Langone facility in Kips Bay, compared the runup to Broadway’s comeback to a training camp where professional athletes get back into game shape. – New York Daily News
Tags: Art, Dance, Broadway, Nyu, Kips Bay, David Weiss

The best art supplies in 2021, from sketchbooks to pastels

These are the best sketchbooks, graphite pencils, charcoal, colored pencils, erasers, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, oils, brushes, and canvas. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The best art supplies can be expensive, but you don't have to spend a lot to get great materials. We've rounded up the best traditional art supplies you can buy online. Our list includes graphite, charcoal, pastels, watercolors, acrylic, oil paints, sketchbooks, ...
Tags: Reviews, Art, Education, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Van Gogh, Art Supplies, Prismacolor, Sennelier, Williamsburg, Da Vinci, Strathmore, Vinci, Winsor Newton, Derwent

Why Intellectuals Have Such Lowly Public Status

The general public in the United States sees intellectuals as disconnected from their everyday struggles and concerns. From this perspective, intellectuals don’t actually work like the laborers amongst us, but are engaged in a kind of elitist moralizing. – 3 Quarks Daily
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Social Media Has Redefined Gen Z Elite Athletes

Through social media, they have opened up conversations about performance, mental health and the impact of the media. Sports stars are making their voices heard across a range of different sporting arenas. – The Conversation
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Marc Ribot: Why I Have To Play My Music Super-Loud

Audiologists say this could make one’s ears howl, create an uncomfortable sensation of density in one’s head, and eventually make it impossible to hear human conversation. Yet I persist . . . Why? – LitHub
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Siberian wildfires send smoke to North Pole in historical first

Aisen Nikolayev, head of the Siberian region Yakutia, declared last Friday a non-working day following heavy smoke from raging forest fires. Nikolayev urged residents to stay at home due to the health risks associated with the smoke.  Yakutia, the largest and coldest region in Russia, has dealt with forest fires on an “unprecedented scale” this year. Residents of Yakutsk, the regional capital, and several other districts were urged to stay at home in a bid to protect them breathing in the heavy ...
Tags: Design, Vladimir Putin, Climate Change, California, Russia, Fire, Nasa, Wildfires, Portugal, Guardian, Siberia, Wildfire, Smoke, RIA Novosti, Yakutia, Yakutsk

This book of David Lynch's paintings and drawings is full of endless inspiration

I recently got a copy of Someone Is in My House, a book of David Lynch's awe-inspiring multi-media artwork. This 300-page book came out on February 19, 2019, and features Lynch's paintings, drawings, video stills, and photos from the last 50 years . — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, House, David Lynch, Lynch

This magical short film about a pink spiderelephant is essential viewing

l'Araignéléphant / The spiderelephant / Slonoiga is a magical short film for kids and adults, directed by Polish animator Piotr Kamler. An intersection of animation and fine art, this 1968 film features a dreamy world inhabited by a pink spiderelephant, alien-like fluorescent creatures, and mysterious glowing landscapes. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Animation, The 1960s, The Sixties, Spider-elephants, Piotr Kamler

Urban gardens don't get much greener than El Terreno

El Terreno is a community garden center that does more than grow food. It brings an urban population together and puts the ideas of community support, educational enrichment and purpose in serving the greater good all together in rows of plants and flowers. Based in Mexico City, a project called El Terreno began during the COVID-19 outbreak. During this time of social isolation, developers felt it was crucial to remain connected. They started the gardens not only to provide a social outlet for ...
Tags: Design, Mexico City, RHS Hilltop, El Terreno, Michelle Kalach Vertebral

All The Reasons Book Reviewing Is Lacking

If there is a problem with book reviewing the problem is that those of us who are good at it aren’t good enough, there aren’t enough of us, and we aren’t doing a good enough job of expanding the scope of literary discourse. – Gawker
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What Do You Think of the Returning Lamborghini Countach?

Lamborghini introduced the Countach LPI 800-4 over the weekend, undoubtedly hoping to rake in some of the wealth that’s been amassing in the upper echelons of society. Supposedly retailing somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 million, the vehicle is effectively an Aventador with some retro-inspired bodywork with the powertrain of the new Sián. While a 6.5-liter V12 […] The post What Do You Think of the Returning Lamborghini Countach? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Supercars, Autos, Remakes, Lamborghini, Sian, Countach, News Blog, Automotive Design, Lamborghini Countach

The Case Against Beach Reading

Reading is not a beachy activity. Reading is for armchairs and bay windows and loverless beds. Bring a book to the beach and you’re agreeing to ruin the book. – The Atlantic
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In Praise of The Lowly Lullaby

Individuals who heard them as babies relied on them, decades later, as parents and grandparents. Not even the symphony or fugue or sonata can boast such endurance or efficacy. – Ted Gioia
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White House pushes oil amid code red climate crisis

President Joe Biden, that supposed proponent of green infrastructure, surprised many environmentally conscious folks on Wednesday. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan issued a statement asking for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to pump more oil. Why? In a classic wish for instant gratification, Biden’s White House is choosing the short-term goal of keeping gas prices down over the long-term goal of an inhabitable planet. Related: It’s code red for Ea...
Tags: Design, White House, Oil, Opec, Joe Biden, Fossil Fuels, Un, Biden, Emissions, Hunt, Sullivan, Jake Sullivan, Climate Crisis, Sarah Hunt, Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy

What Most Businesses Get Wrong When It Comes to Product Packaging

Your product packaging is nearly as important as the item inside it. Here are eight frequent mistakes made with product packaging and how to avoid making those mistakes.
Tags: Design, Sales, Package Design

A modern desert retreat for the eco-conscious cowboy

It’s the kind of thing movies are made of, but Hollywood isn’t the only one to get inspiration from this region of the vast and open Mojave Desert. Dubbed the Cowboy Modern Desert Eco-Retreat, this home pairs old west inspiration with modern eco-friendly features. Jeremy Levine Design was in charge of the project, a 1,200-square-foot family vacation home on a plot of protected desert between Joshua Tree National Park and Pioneertown, CA. The home includes two bedrooms, two baths, a great room w...
Tags: Hollywood, Design, Homes, Sustainable Design, Levine, Sawtooth Mountains, Joshua Tree National Park, Black Hills, Joshua Trees, Pioneertown, Jeremy Levine, David Hertz, Zero-waste Design, Lance Gerber, Resource Conservation Protection

Behold The Manifesto!

This is a form that asks readers to suspend their disbelief, and so like any piece of theater, it trades on its own vulnerability, invites our complicity, as if only the quality of our attention protects it from reality’s brutal puncture. – BookForum
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How Universities Get To Define The Universe

Universities, more than any other institution, shape our conception of what constitutes worthwhile knowledge. Therefore, if we want philosophy to thrive in the contemporary university, we will need to clearly articulate a very different vision of what a university is for. – The Point
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Take a Trip to the LSD Museum, the Largest Collection of “Blotter Art” in the World

When Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters kicked off Haight-Ashbury’s counterculture in the 1960s, LSD was the key ingredient in their potent mix of drugs, the Hell’s Angels, the Beat poets, and their local band The Warlocks (soon to become The Grateful Dead). Kesey administered the drug in “Acid Tests” to find out who could handle it (and who couldn’t) after he stole the substance from Army doctors, who themselves administered it as part of the CIA’s MKUltra experiments. Not long afterwar...
Tags: Art, Facebook, California, College, San Francisco, Gorbachev, History, Fbi, Chemistry, Ozzy Osbourne, Museums, Army, DEA, Cia, Rolling Stone, Grateful Dead

Riccardo Muti at 80: Tired Of Life

“I’m tired of life, because this is a world that I no longer recognise and since I can’t expect the world to adapt to me, it would be better if I got out of the way.” – Gramilano
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What The Pandemic Did For Arts Organizations

Yes, it was devastating – and it also opened up the arts to many who couldn’t access them before. How do we keep shows relevant and accessible to all? – FastCompany
Tags: Art, Issues, 08.16.21, Pandemic Did For Arts Organizations

Teens Cash In On The NFT Art Boom

Inevitable in the TikTok-driven universe? “NFT markets like Atomic Hub, Nefty Blocks and OpenSea are filled with creators barely old enough to drive. They promote their work not through blue-chip galleries or auction houses but on social media.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, NFT, 08.14.21

Artworks Mark The Anniversary Of Emancipation In Canada

But many artists and other Canadians wonder where the info is about what came before emancipation – slavery in Canada. – CBC
Tags: Art, Canada, Visual, 08.15.21

This house by the lake erases the barrier between inside and outside

Designed to harmonize with the surrounding landscape, this home merges outdoor spaces with indoor living for a multi-generational family in a home known by architecture practice Atelier Starzak Strebicki as “Single family house by the lake.” Located in Poland, this home has a common space in the connected kitchen and dining room for gatherings of any size. Massive windows provide panoramic views of the outdoors, erasing the division between the spaces. The home also provides four bedrooms, one ...
Tags: Design, Homes, Poland, Sustainable Design, Green Architecture, Cantilever House, Starzak Strebicki

Keith Patchel, R.I.P.

The American composer and musician Keith Patchel has died. He was 65. Among his musical legacies is the chamber opera “The Plain of Jars,” about America’s secret war in Laos. Anthony Haden Guest called it “the lineal descendant of Stravinsky’s ‘Nightingale’ and Alban Berg’s ‘Lulu’ and ‘Wozzeck.’” His “Pluto Symphony,” created for the Hayden Planetarium, was nominated for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. Patchel was originally from Buffalo. He obtained a bachelor’s degree of fine arts in music from SU...
Tags: Art, New York, America, Lulu, Ajblogs, Juilliard, Stravinsky, Morton Feldman, Hayden Planetarium, Alban Berg, SUNY Buffalo, Keith Patchel, Patchel, Laos Anthony Haden Guest, John Cage Lucas Foss, CUNY Queens Mannes School of Music

What Should Be The Next Big Fantasy Adaptation After Game Of Thrones?

And considering that series’ success – though a very rapid fall-off after the … let’s call it disappointing … final season – why aren’t there more adaptations? – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Media, 08.13.21

The Future Of Live Events Is Hybrid

At least, according to the Edinburgh Book Festival’s director, who says, “One thing is for certain, we are not going back to the festivals of 2019.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Issues, 08.14.21

The Hottest, Weirdest Thing In The Game World Right Now

It’s a board game. About birds. – Slate
Tags: Art, Ideas, 08.15.21

The Fine, Poetic Art Of Literary Name-Calling

Consider “Tricky Dick,” “Slick Willy,” and, of course, the recent president, that “short-fingered vulgarian.” – LitHub
Tags: Art, Words, 08.13.21, Dick Slick Willy

Pat Hitchcock O’Connell, Who Brought Her Mother To The Forefront As A Co-Creator Of Her Father’s Movies, 93

McConnell acted in a few of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies, and had an acting career of her own separate from him. But “while her acting career was linked to her father, she made clear in her book [Alma Hitchcock: The Woman Behind the Man] that her mother had a strong cinematic partnership with him.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Alfred Hitchcock, McConnell, 08.14.21, Pat Hitchcock O'Connell

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