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Nick Brandt's best photograph: elephants and building workers share a crowded Africa

‘We photographed the animals with motion sensors, then the humans. In the final edit, the exchange of looks between mother elephant and man was a wonderful surprise’ Poaching in southern Kenya is largely under control now, thanks to the numbers of rangers in place, but there is a bigger issue these days: the invasion of humankind into the wildlife habitat and the conflict that ensues. There is only so much space for people and animals to coexist. That is what I wanted to depict in This Empty Wor...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Africa, Environment, World news, Culture, Wildlife, Conservation, Art and design, Kenya, Amboseli National Park, Nick Brandt, Art and design books


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Farewell to two cultural pioneers, debunking myths about women's bodies, our co-founder at SXSW and more Four New Statues of Women for NYC While NYC is scattered with statues of notable men, there are very few of women—just five, in fact. She Built NYC is commissioning four new statues of historical and influential women: Billie Holiday, Dr Helen Rodríguez Trías, Elizabeth Jennings Graham and Katherine …
Tags: Art, Books, Games, Gender, Space, Spacex, Design, Interviews, NYC, La, Nasa, Auctions, Board Games, Icon, Sxsw, Linkaboutit


Is there room for creative imagination in science?

Not just once, but repeatedly, I have heard something like “I just didn’t see in science any room for my own imagination or creativity,” from young students clearly able to succeed at any subject they set their minds to. It is a tragedy that so many people do not perceive science as a creative. Yet it doesn’t take an Einstein to observe that without that essential creative first step of re-imagining what might be going on behind a natural phenomenon, there can be no science at all.Einstein had s...
Tags: Art, Books, Astronomy, Music, Featured, Biology, Painting, Creativity, Chemistry, Physics, Philosophy, Albert Einstein, Mathematics, Einstein, Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas


Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Two

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Two And once again, Rob and Jon are at it, with another freewheeling, off-the-cuff conversation that just flows and entertains.  Listen in as they discuss the current political climate, new music, sports, current events around the country, a stellar “In Our Heads” and so much more! With the boys being back in top form, how can you resist?  You can’t – so sit down, get comfortable and enjoy this latest installment of the wildly succes...
Tags: Food, Art, Books, Podcast, Music, Politics, Film, Theatre, Sports, Current Events, Rob, Satire, Popular culture, Popdose, Rob Ross, Jon


Martin Woodcock obituary

Artist admired for the illustrations that grace the pages of the monumental The Birds of Africa, first published in the early 1980sAmid the economic uncertainty of the mid 1970s not many people gave up a job in the City of London. But in 1974, Martin Woodcock did just that, swapping life as a stockbroker to become a freelance bird artist.He never looked back. Martin, who has died aged 84, spent the rest of his distinguished career travelling through Asia and Africa to observe, draw and paint som...
Tags: Art, Asia, Books, London, Animals, Poetry, Africa, Environment, Painting, Birds, Wildlife, Art and design, Norfolk, Martin, Martin Woodcock


Additional 25% off Michael’s Purchase Including Sale Items {through 3/9}

Michaels Coupon March 2019 – Hurry, there is a new Michaels Coupon available through 3/9 only! The coupon is for an addition 25% Off Entire Purchase Including Sale Items. You can use this in-store or at Michaels.com by using the coupon code listed on your coupon. You must be a Michael’s Rewards Member to get the... Read More Read more about Additional 25% off Michael’s Purchase Including Sale Items {through 3/9}
Tags: Deals, Art, Crafts, Kids, Coupons, Michael, Online Deals, Michaels, Michael's, Michaels Coupons


Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred One

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred One The first all-new episode after the hiatus that halted Radio City… for a few weeks, this is undoubtedly the most powerful and personal installment yet.  Listen in and you will fully understand why the show stopped for a while – and during those revelations, you may cry; you’ll laugh – but this is a conversation that will make you think.  And if you have a heart, you’ll definitely be able to relate. Here are Jon and Rob, as human as...
Tags: Food, Art, Books, Podcast, Music, Politics, Television, Film, Sports, Current Events, Rob, Satire, Popular culture, Popdose, Rob Ross, Jon


Four Passionate Italian Women Artists

Win a pre-publication bound galley of LA PASSIONE from Goodreads! Click to enter the raffle. The giveaway ends March 13. Italy’s dazzling pantheon of artistic geniuses seems a man’s world. Yet as I discovered in researching my upcoming book, a few women with singular passion defied all obstacles and created important works of art. As a way of celebrating International Women’s Day, here are four artists whose stories I recount in LA PASSIONE: How Italy Seduced the World: Plautilla Nelli (1524-...
Tags: Travel, Art, Books, England, Education, Spain, Culture, Italy, Florence, Greenwich, Christ, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Caravaggio, ROSSI


The Medieval Masterpiece, the Book of Kells, Is Now Digitized & Put Online

If you know nothing else about medieval European illuminated manuscripts, you surely know the Book of Kells. “One of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures” comments Medievalists.net, “it is set apart from other manuscripts of the same period by the quality of its artwork and the sheer number of illustrations that run throughout the 680 pages of the book.” The work not only attracts scholars, but almost a million visitors to Dublin every year. “You simply can’t travel to the capital of Ireland,”...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Books, College, History, Ireland, Middle East, Dublin, Iona, County Meath, North Africa, Moss, Facebook Twitter, Ryan, Trinity College Dublin


A new Dr. Seuss book — 'Horse Museum' — is coming out this fall

The new book will be titled Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum.Author of 45 children's books, Dr. Seuss's profundity mixed seamlessly with his simplicity. Revisit and explore these timeless classics by yourself and with your children. Publisher Random House has announced that a new Dr. Seuss book, Horse Museum, will be released this fall. In it, a horse guides children through a tour of an art museum, teaching them how we all see the world in different ways.The book's release on September 3 will mark ne...
Tags: Art, Books, Earth, Ted, Culture, Illustration, New York Times, Innovation, Classics, Literature, Pablo Picasso, Grinch, Random House, Brian Grazer, Joyner, Dartmouth College


20% Off Entire Purchase Including Sale Items {Through 3/2}

Michaels Coupons March 2019 – Attention Crafters! Hurry, there is a new Michaels Coupon available through 3/2 only!  The coupon is for 20% Off Entire Purchase Including Sale Items. You can use this in-store or at Michaels.com by using the coupon code listed on your coupon. We made a trip to Michael’s and say they have... Read More Read more about 20% Off Entire Purchase Including Sale Items {Through 3/2}
Tags: Deals, Art, Crafts, Kids, Coupons, Michael, Online Deals, Michaels, Michael's, Michaels Coupons


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 1-8

  Zoe, the Mexican rock band and Grammy Award winners, perform on March 6 at the Hollywood Palladium. (Photo courtesy of Zoe)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “The Search for Life in the Universe,” 8:30 p.m. March 1. Minimum age 8. Ticke...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Zachary Knoles imagines video games as pulp novel covers

Artist Zachary Knoles created a wonderful series of illustrations that pay tribute to video games by imagining them as pulp novel covers, with the game writers' names in the by-line slots (a very nice touch indeed!). (via Gameraboy)
Tags: Art, Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Games, Copyfight, Remix, News, Illustration, Mashups, Pulp Metafiction, Zachary Knoles


Folia par Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance pour Saint-Louis

Presque deux ans jour pour jour après la sortie de la première collection Folia, la célèbre cristallerie française renouvelle sa collaboration avec le designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance pour une nouvelle collection Folio qui se décline en luminaires. Née en 1586, devenue « verrerie royale » en 1767 et spécialisée dans la production de cristal depuis 1829, la manufacture de cristal Saint-Louis rayonne mondialement par son savoir-faire ancestral et enrichi de génération en génération: cristal souff...
Tags: Art, Books, Design, France, Concept, Saint Louis, Louis, Maison Objet, Bois, Mobilier, Luminaire, Lawrance, Noé Duchaufour Lawrance, Saint Louis Unique, Anne Lhomme, Cristallerie Saint Louis


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 15-22

    Lynne Fearman’s ‘Purple Haze.’ Fearman demonstrates her oil painting techniques on Feb. 18 at a meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association in Santa Clarita. (Photo courtesy of Lynne Fearman)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS     Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, an...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Homeless, Lunar New Year, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


10 Golden Age science fiction novels

The early 20th century saw explosive growth for the science fiction genre. A wide range of these books would go on to become classics. These great works explore the strange, zany and absurd profundities of our existence. The first Golden Age of Science Fiction was officially considered to be from 1938 to 1946. As a whole and how most readers view it — the era extended into the early- to mid-1960s. From Jules Verne to earlier proto-science fiction works, the genre has gained more prominence an...
Tags: Art, Books, Science Fiction, London, Mexico, Time, Ray Bradbury, Earth, Culture, George Orwell, Innovation, Literature, Beethoven, Clarke, Arthur C Clarke, Stanley Kubrick


A Portrait of Jay Aydinalp-Mathews

Allow me to introduce my latest — a commissioned portrait of Jay Aydinalp-Mathews. Father, husband, brother, son, musician, writer, Donkey-league’r, world traveler, survivor, warrior — and a man committed to L-I-V-I-N. A Portrait of Jay Aydinalp-Mathews A portrait of Jay Mathews — guys, you have to read the blog post for the story behind this …
Tags: Art, Family, Minnesota, Matthew Mcconaughey, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Dazed and Confused, Donkey, Waterloo, T-shirt, Painting Process, Collage Painting, Borbay, Lollapalooza, Art Prints, Borbay Portrait


Neil Gaiman Reads His Manifesto on Making Art: Features the 10 Things He Wish He Knew As a Young Artist

I think you're absolutely allowed several minutes, possibly even half a day to feel very, very sorry for yourself indeed. And then just start making art. - Neil Gaiman It’s a bit early in the year for commencement speeches, but fortunately for lifelong learners who rely on a steady drip of inspiration and encouragement, author Neil Gaiman excels at putting old wine in new bottles. He repurposed his keynote address to Philadelphia's University of the Arts’ Class of 2012 for Art Matter...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Life, New York City, Neil Gaiman, Literature, Philadelphia, Hackney, Ursula K Le Guin, Alice, East London, Waterstones, Facebook Twitter, Chris Riddell


One Ton of Tea and Countless Teapot Spouts

  Three exhibit spaces in Los Angeles recently showcased the work of Chinese artist Ai WeiWei (b. 1957) who has lived and worked in Berlin, Germany since 2015. At the Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, 5,929 crudely-built wooden stools from the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing dynasty (1644-1911) formed a 72-foot square centerpiece, while the walls were adorned by 12 LEGO-brick artworks: Each featuring the head of a Chinese zodiac sign juxtaposing a famous landmark. 2019 is the year of the Boar or Pig. ...
Tags: Tea, Art, Los Angeles, Community, Eiffel Tower, Ai, Ai Weiwei, Broad, Berlin Germany, Yayoi Kusama, Jeffrey Deitch, Marciano Art Foundation, Tea Art, Pig Paris


Photography and sex in Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore

The Baltimore photographer Amos Badertscher has been cataloguing queer lives in his city since the 1960s: male sex workers and their girlfriends, the 1990s Baltimore and Washington club culture, transgender people, crack and heroin addiction, and the impact of AIDS. His is the largest extant photographic record of the short lives of hustlers (male sex workers) that I know of. Though he could by no means be described as famous, Badertscher enjoyed a brief period of academic notice with the public...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, New York, Featured, Washington, US, San Francisco, Chicago, Nikon, New York Public Library, Baltimore, Amos, 1990s, History Center, University of Chicago Library


Historic Manuscript Filled with Beautiful Illustrations of Cuban Flowers & Plants Is Now Online (1826 )

The internet has become an essential back up system for thousands of pieces of historical art, science, and literature, and also for a specialized kind of text incorporating them all in degrees: the illustrated natural science book, from the golden ages of book illustration and philosophical naturalism in Europe and the Americas. We’ve seen some fine digital reproductions of the illustrated Nomenclature of Colors by Abraham Gottlob Werner, for example—a book that accompanied Darwin on his Beagl...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Books, Science, College, Cuba, Cornell, Darwin, Mary, Facebook Twitter, Josef Albers, Josh Jones, Euclid, Mary Shelley, Goethe


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 8-15

    Samantha Indrieri’s “Second Take” is part of the “Unusual Views” exhibit opening on Feb. 11 at the Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. (Photo courtesy Samantha Indrieri)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Hello Kitty Cafe Truck: Fans of “Hello Kitty” products find limited-edit...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Lunar New Year, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


In This Manhattan Apartment, Every Room Is a Testament to Japanese Tradition

The artist Hiroshi Sugimoto’s first architectural project in New York City is a defiant celebration of a bygone age.
Tags: Tea, Art, News, New York City, Manhattan, Ny, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Culture (Arts, Interior Design and Furnishings, Central Park (Manhattan


IRMA luminaire au verre sublimé par Rémi Casado

Plus de 11 années d’aventure avec BED, c’est toujours avec grand plaisir que nous retrouvons / suivons les designers révélés ou tout du moins poussés sur le devant de la scène grâce au blog. Faisant suite à l’article dédié à Jules Levasseur, découvrons .. Rémi Casado à clairement sa place dans cette sélection de jeunes designers de talent, touche à tout.. Français, lyonnais facilitant les liens avec BED. Découvrons ce matin, IRMA, fruit de la collaboration avec les artisans et artistes du verre...
Tags: Art, Books, Design, France, Designer, Glass, Handmade, Irma, Savoir Faire, Deco, Artisan, Luminaire, Verre, Rémi Casado, Jules Levasseur, Vincent Breed


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, Feb. 1-8

  Lunar New Year celebrated on Feb. 2 at The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles. (Photo, at the 2018 event, courtesy of The Original Farmers Market)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “Light Years from Andromeda: A Journey Between T...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Lunar New Year, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Ninety-Nine

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Ninety Nine In another one of those inspired moments, the 99th installment of Radio City… finds Rob and Jon delivering a wholly improvised show – no planned content – just a good old fashioned conversation, between two friends who know what they’re talking about.  They cover the entire spectrum, including the beloved “In Our Heads” (a really great one!), so you don’t want to miss this. Listen in and have a good time – they certainly did! Radio C...
Tags: Food, Art, Books, Podcast, Music, Politics, Comedy, Television, Film, Theatre, Sports, Current Events, Rob, Satire, Popdose, Rob Ross


5 favorite books of Albert Einstein

Einstein had a large library and was a voracious reader.The famous physicist admitted that some books influenced his thinking.The books he preferred were mostly philosophical and scientific in nature. None Undoubtedly considered one of the brightest individuals who ever lived, Albert Einstein did not become so accomplished in a vacuum. The physicist learned from the best minds of the time, as is evidenced by his voracious appetite for reading and his extensive personal book collection.In "Einste...
Tags: Art, Books, Astronomy, Isis, Science, Education, Intelligence, History, Physics, Innovation, Philosophy, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Newton, Mach, Cervantes


8 of the Coolest Details We Learned From Into the Spider-Verse's Sumptuous Art Book

Oscar-nominated Ray of Pure Joy and Light Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the best superhero movies of all time. It’s a movie so visually stunning, that we just couldn’t wait to get our hands on its accompanying art book to learn just how one of the most inventive animated features of recent memory came to…Read more...
Tags: Art, Books, Science, Superlist, Marvel, Sony, Sony Pictures Animation, Titan Books, Spider Man, Zac Retz, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse, Philip Lord, Alberto Mielgo, Shiyoon Kim, Marcelo Vignali, Vi Dieu Ngyuen


Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Ninety-Eight

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Ninety Eight The boys come roaring back with a highly spirited and 100 m.p.h. conversation that will leave you thinking and wanting to join in the festivities.  Listen in as Rob and Jon talk about the current political climate, sports, music and, of course, everybody’s favorite segment, “In Our Heads”. Sit down, get comfortable and buckle up for a wild ride with Jon and Rob on this 98th episode of Radio City…! Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob R...
Tags: Food, Art, Books, Podcast, Music, Politics, Television, Film, Theatre, Sports, Rob, Satire, Popular culture, Popdose, Rob Ross, Jon


Jane Austen? Family say note establishes disputed portrait's identity

Personal ‘history’ believed to have been written by the novelist’s grand-niece is ‘absolutely emphatic about the fact it’s a portrait’ of the novelistAn overlooked note that may have been written by Jane Austen’s great-niece Fanny Caroline Lefroy could put an end to the long-running question mark over an oil painting its owners believe is a depiction of the novelist as a teenager – a claim that has long been disputed by art experts.Showing a young girl in a flowing white muslin dress with a cap ...
Tags: Art, Books, Painting, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Jane Austen, Francis, British Library, National Portrait Gallery, Rice, Jane, Cassandra, Austen, Humphry



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