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Philadelphia having existential meltdown after report of Phillie Phanatic's 'new look'

You don't see anybody clamoring for them to put lipstick on Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It's worth noting: da Vinci and Michelangelo aren't currently embattled in any legal issues that we know of at the moment. No franchise in the history of civilization has been more consistently disappointing than the Philadelphia Phillies.
Tags: News, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Phillies, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Phillie Phanatic, Leonardo da Vinci


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 20-27

  Lori Rotblatt, left, and Patrice Curedale, co-founders of Topanga Vintage Market, attend their event at Pierce College in Woodland Hills on Jan 26. The next market is Feb. 23. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributing Photographer)   Here is a sampling of upcoming events and ongoing entertainments that you may have missed in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.   EVENTS   Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley presents the tour, 9:50 a.m. Feb. 22. ...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Art in the age of artifice

As a magician and sleight-of-hand artist, I've been wrestling with the thorny and slippery notion of Art for a long time. A recent "magical project" rekindled my attention about this ongoing quest. Here follow my latest musings on this domain. What is Art? Art can be seen as the lifeblood running through the veins of human history. From prelinguistic cave dweller to postmodern city dweller, art stands as a witness to the evolution of every culture, reflecting and participating in our views of re...
Tags: Art, Post, Hollywood, News, Alan Moore, Los Angeles, Michelangelo, Hollywood Blvd, Sistine Chapel, Martel, Sigils, Magick, La Brea Ave, Chaos Magick, J F Martel, Hollywood Spelling


Why We Love Leonardo The Artist

Only 15 paintings are attributed to Leonardo. He lived off and on in Florence but for long periods was cosseted by potentates such as the Duke of Milan and the French King Francis I who considered him their pet genius. He took forever to finish paintings, if he finished them at all. He was born out of wedlock, his father a small-town lawyer and his mother a peasant. He had little formal education. When he tried to steal papal work from the young Raphael and Michelangelo, he failed. By 151...
Tags: Art, Milan, Rome, Raphael, Francis, Florence, Visual, Leonardo, Michelangelo, 02.01.20, Leonardo He


19 times 'The Simpsons' accurately predicted the future

"The Simpsons" has built a reputation for predicting the future. Viewers noticed that an episode from 1993 featured a viral outbreak in Springfield, which is similar to the coronavirus currently spreading around the world. A 2017 episode of the cartoon also seemed to preempt Daenerys Targaryen's big plot twist on the penultimate episode of "Game of Thrones." "The Simpsons" also predicted the election of Donald Trump, the discovery of the Higgs boson equation, and a Lady Gaga performance. Visit...
Tags: Apple, Japan, London, Sweden, China, Singapore, Disney, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bbc, Mit, Uganda, Fox, David, Netflix


Considering the Crucifix in the Wild West

Part 1. The Intro   Buckle up. We’re going for a wild ride today. (But at my wife’s request, I’m going to keep it moving.) She liked that last week’s column was info-dense, but also clocked in at 1200 words, rather than the 2500 I was dropping with regularity in #2019. After all the time I spent hoping that 2020 would finally come, it’s hard to believe the year is already 1/12 done. And what does 2020 mean, anyway? Obviously, I know that years are sequential, but who decided to start at 0? We’...
Tags: Art, Photography, Israel, Spain, New, Earth, Bbc, Islam, Jesus, North, New Mexico, British Museum, Santa Fe, Christ, Joe, From The Field


Best Midwestern roadside attractions

Every respectable traveler knows that the journey is just as important as the destination, but if the journey is 26 hours of painfully boring farmland, punctuated only by corn silos and wind turbines, the destination takes precedence. There’s no escaping the monotonous landscape when on an American road trip west, but you can easily take a break from it by checking out some seriously weird and intriguing attractions — if you know where to look. You might not plan a vacation around seeing Idah...
Tags: Travel, England, US, America, Georgia, Earth, Atlantic, Missouri, Road Trips, North Dakota, Idaho, South Dakota, Andy Warhol, All, Midwest, Soviet Union


China’s 8,000 Terracotta Warriors: An Animated & Interactive Introduction to a Great Archaeological Discovery

Unless you're a Chinese history buff, the name of Qin Shi Huang may not immediately ring a bell. But perhaps his accomplishments will sound familiar. "He conquered the warring states that surrounded him, creating the first unified Chinese empire" — making him the very first emperor of China — "and enacted a number of measures to centralize his administration and bolster infrastructure," writes Smithsonian.com's Brigit Katz. "In addition to standardizing weights, measures and the written ...
Tags: Google, Art, College, China, History, Bbc, Harvard, North America, Seoul, Rodin, Facebook Twitter, Chen, Michelangelo, Qin, Qin Shi Huang, Campisi


The Best Things to Do in Siena Italy

Here’s a look at the best things to do in Siena, Italy, including Siena must-see attractions, where to eat in Siena, exciting Siena tours, best hotels in Siena, and more. Well-known for its breathtaking historic architecture, gorgeous main square, and the rolling hills of the surrounding valley regions, Siena Italy is an exceptional travel destination. While it may not get as much attention as tourist meccas like Rome, Florence, and Venice, it has a lot to offer. There is so much that you can ...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Venice, Gordon Ramsay, Washington State, Florence, Siena, Tuscany, Piazza, Campo, Siena Italy, Michelangelo, Rome Florence, Alison Cornford Matheson, Santa Caterina


The New Issue of Italian ‘Vogue’ Has Replaced Glossy Fashion Shoots With Illustrations, In Move Towards Sustainability

As is often the way when it comes to fashion, what’s old is new again: Vogue Italia‘s January 2020 issue is replacing its usual glossy photographs and editorial fashion spreads with illustrations. The reason? To reduce the environmental impact of photoshoots. “This is the first time Vogue has done this since the introduction of photography in its pages in the early 20th century,” Condé Nast, Vogue‘s publishing company, said in a press release on Jan. 3. “The purpose of this rather bold move...
Tags: Fashion, News, Environment, Uncategorized, David, New York Times, Vogue, Italy, Venice, Vogue Italia, Gucci, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Ventura, Venice Italy, Michelangelo, Nast


How Not to Manage Projects: Mismanaging Project Essentials

Welcome to 2020. (No, I can’t believe it, either.) Managing projects is hard, so I’m going to focus for the next series of articles on how to avoid screwing them up. Like Michelangelo said about creating his masterpiece sculpture from a formless block of marble, “I just carve away everything that doesn’t look like David.” So let’s open the decade by carving away a bunch of stuff that doesn’t look like good Legal Project Management. There are five aspects you have to manage to move projects forwa...
Tags: Law, David, Michelangelo, Noah Baumbach, Practice Of Law


3D-printed replica of Michelangelo’s David statue is less than 1mm tall

Towering in at a colossal 17-feet tall, Michelangelo’s David statue is a spectacular work of art. And it's no less impressive when it’s reduced to less than one millimeter in size.
Tags: News, Trends, David, 3d Printing, Emerging Tech, Michelangelo


Best museums to visit in 2020

Far from the clichés of boring and dusty venues displaying nothing but classical paintings that induce lethargy within 20 minutes, today’s museums are fun, interactive, and inclusive. This coming year especially, museums from all over the world are making sure they attract visitors with renovated space, female-focused art, amazing architecture, and modern topics like the history of make-up. So, in 2020, spend less time on the couch watching series and more time walking the galleries of these ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, UK, London, France, New York City, Qatar, United States, Museums, Paris, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Miami, Raphael, Pope, Museum of Modern Art


Daily Crunch: Travis Kalanick is leaving Uber’s board

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Uber founder Travis Kalanick is leaving the company’s board of directors Uber founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick will officially resign from the board as of December 31, to “focus on his new business and philanthropic endeavors,” according to a company press release. Kalanick, who was forced out...
Tags: Mobile, Uber, Apps, Tech, David, Travis Kalanick, Kalanick, Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Michelangelo, Dara Khosrowshahi, Daily Crunch, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Bone Saw Connie Loizos


Micro-angelo? This 3D-printed ‘David’ is just one millimeter tall

3D printing has proven itself useful in so many industries that it’s no longer necessary to show off, but some people just can’t help themselves. Case in point: this millimeter-tall rendition of Michaelangelo’s famous “David” printed with copper using a newly developed technique. The aptly named “Tiny David” was created by Exaddon, a spin-off company from another spin-off company, Cytosurge, spun off from Swiss research university ETH Zurich. It’s only a fraction of a millimeter wide and weighs ...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Tech, David, 3d Printing, Zurich, Michelangelo, Michaelangelo, ETHZ, Cytosurge, Exaddon, Giorgio Ercolano


This $10 million 'Star Trek' themed Silicon Valley home looks like a spaceship and has a two-story airplane hangar door

This home in the Silicon Valley suburb of Los Altos Hills, California is futuristic in every sense.  Many aspects of the design are right out of "Star Trek," like an elevator based on the show's iconic transporter. It's also a smart home, with the ability to control all kinds of settings throughout with smart devices. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. This Silicon Valley home feels like a step into the future with designs inspired by "Star Trek," and smart devices controllin...
Tags: Google, La, Trends, Star Trek, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Los Altos, Michelangelo, Junaid, Los Altos Hills California, Quraishi, Junaid Quraishi, Malika Junaid, San Francisco Bay One, Los Altos Online


Honey, I shrunk Michelangelo's David

Researchers in Zurich have reproduced Michelangelo's David as a miniature in metal. Their achievement highlights the potential of a special 3D printing method developed at ETH Zurich.
Tags: Science, David, Zurich, ETH, Michelangelo


‘Art is Work’—Milton Glaser 2.0

Following yesterday’s post Writing is Work ..., I thought it would be a good time to revisit a post from 2012. It’s based on the phrase/book Art is Work that I first heard about from artist Gary Kelley when I lived in Iowa: “If graphic design has a grand master, then Milton Glaser is Michelangelo.” […]
Tags: Miscellaneous, Filmmaking, Iowa, Michelangelo, Milton Glaser, Gary Kelley, Art is Work


Michelangelo And The “Architectural Project From Hell”

In the early years of the 16th century, Pope Julius II had initiated renovations when it became clear that the ancient basilica, completed around AD 360 on the site believed to be St Peter’s tomb, was at serious risk of collapse. At first, almost no one proposed remaking it entirely. The new St Peter’s took shape slowly, and for all its spiritual symbolism it was the architectural project from hell. Imagine a century of Grand Designs specials with one pope after another playing the despa...
Tags: Art, Visual, St Peter, Michelangelo, Pope Julius II, 12.19


Why Visiting the Sistine Chapel Should be Your Next Adventure

Where will your next vacation be? Are you planning on taking a cruise or heading to the beach? While basic vacations can be relaxing, they lack the depth you’ll get when traveling to a city full of history, beautiful art, and marvelous architecture. For example, nobody visits Italy to stay in a resort – they want to explore Roman history including the Vatican museums like St. Peter’s Basilica, the Raphael Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel. While all of the Vatican museums are worth touring, the Si...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Vatican, Vatican City, Travel Blog, St Peter, Adam, Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Pope Julius II, Raphael Rooms, Saint Bartholomew Mystery


An Official High-Resolution 3D Model of the Bust of Nefertiti Is Available for Download

The spectacular bust of Nefertiti, some 3300 years old, is currently housed at the Neues Museum in Berlin. A few years ago, high-resolution scans of the sculpture were released without permission of the museum. Now, after three years of pressure on the museum related to their claim on the bust, an official “full-color, 6.4 million-triangle 3D scan of the Bust of Nefertiti” has been released under a Creative Commons license. Cosmo Wenman has the story of how he eventually got the Prussian Cultu...
Tags: Berlin, Egypt, Paris, Smithsonian, Denmark, Florence, Rodin, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Jason Kottke, Michelangelo, Auguste Rodin, Nefertiti, Nike of Samothrace, Baltimore Museum of Art, Neues Museum, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation


Restoration of Michelangelo’s Florence Pietà to be Done in Public View

Restoration of Michelangelo’s Pietà at Florence’s Museo dell’Opera del Duomo will take place in full public view, Art Newspaper reports. “We’re making the restoration part of the visitor’s experience,” says director Timothy Verdon. Read more at Art Newspape
Tags: Art, News, Florence, Art News, Minipost, Michelangelo, Art Newspaper, Timothy Verdon, Florence Pietà, Public View


Cartoonist Gahan Wilson, 'the Wizard of Weird," dies at 89

Cartoonist Gahan Wilson, whose magazine illustrations earned him the nicknames "the Michelangelo of the Macabre" and "the Wizard of Weird," has died at 89, according to his stepson Paul Wilson.
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'Weird,' 'macabre' cartoonist Gahan Wilson dies

Cartoonist Gahan Wilson, whose magazine illustrations earned him the nicknames "the Michelangelo of the Macabre" and "the Wizard of Weird," has died at 89, according to his stepson Paul Wilson.
Tags: News, Stories, Michelangelo, Gahan Wilson


'The Wizard of Weird' dies at 89

Cartoonist Gahan Wilson, whose magazine illustrations earned him the nicknames "the Michelangelo of the Macabre" and "the Wizard of Weird," has died at 89, according to his stepson Paul Wilson.
Tags: News, Stories, Michelangelo, Gahan Wilson


Download Stunning 3D Scans of the Bust of Nefertiti, Now Released by Berlin’s Neues Museum

Two years ago, a scandalous “art heist” at the Neues Museum in Berlin—involving illegally made 3D scans of the bust of Nefertiti—turned out to be a different kind of crime. The two Egyptian artists who released the scans claimed they had made the images with a hidden “hacked Kinect Sensor,” reports Annalee Newitz at Ars Technica. But digital artist and designer Cosmo Wenman discovered these were scans made by the Neues Museum itself, which had been stolen by the artists or perhaps a museum empl...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Germany, Berlin, Egypt, Current Affairs, Museums, Thingiverse, Sketchfab, Rodin, Annalee Newitz, Facebook Twitter, Rosetta Stone, Michelangelo, Nefertiti


Hidden colour in Greek and Roman sculpture [video]

Greek and Roman sculpture serves as a foundational benchmark of Classical art. From the world-famous “Venus De Milo” to  Michelangelo’s iconic “David,” ancient Greek and Roman sculpture has always been characteristically colourless. Thus, ancient Greek and Roman sculpture gained its reputation for monochromaticism, as well as lasting renown amongst scholars, cementing the relationship between white, chiseled marble and ancient sculpture.However, in 1814, an archaeologist and architectural theori...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, History, David, Sculpture, Youtube Video, Pompeii, Classical Art, Quincy, Michelangelo, Venus de Milo, Herculaneum, Arts & Humanities, Classics & Archaeology, Oxford Classical Dictionary


Polychromy in Greek and Roman sculpture [video]

Greek and Roman sculpture serves as a foundational benchmark of Classical art. From the world-famous “Venus De Milo” to  Michelangelo’s iconic “David,” ancient Greek and Roman sculpture has always been characteristically colourless. Thus, ancient Greek and Roman sculpture gained its reputation for monochromaticism, as well as lasting renown amongst scholars, cementing the relationship between white, chiseled marble and ancient sculpture.However, in 1814, an archaeologist and architectural theori...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, History, David, Sculpture, Youtube Video, Pompeii, Classical Art, Quincy, Michelangelo, Venus de Milo, Herculaneum, Arts & Humanities, Classics & Archaeology, Oxford Classical Dictionary


Best cities to visit for chocoholics

It’s a great time to be a chocolate lover. Whereas Swiss and Belgian chocolate used to dominate the conversation about quality chocolate, there’s now more chocolate being made around the world than ever before. In today’s chocolate-obsessed world, you can go to massive chocolate museums with flowing chocolate waterfalls, pick your own cocoa in the rainforest, and taste drinking chocolate from the source. These are the top destinations for chocolate lovers. 1. Hershey, Pennsylvania Photo: J...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, David, United States, Hotel Chocolat, Brussels, Chocolate, Caribbean, Cocoa, Oaxaca, Cacao, All, Melbourne Australia, Brussels Belgium, Hershey Pennsylvania, Rhine River


"Pointing is a gesture specifying a direction from a person's body, usually indicating a location, person, event, thing or idea...."

"Types of pointing may be subdivided according to the intention of the person, as well as by the linguistic function it serves. Pointing typically develops within the first two years of life in humans, and plays an important role in language development and reading in children..... The nature of pointing may differ for children who have autism or who are deaf, and may also vary by gender... Types of pointing are traditionally further divided by purpose, between imperative and declarative pointin...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Jesus, Theater, Nancy Pelosi, Madison, Arthur Miller, Gestures, Trump, Abigail, Pelosi, Adam, Michelangelo, Putnam, Hale, Parris