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Could I Have Attended This Virtually? Events In The Age Of New Protocols, Cool Tech And Changed Expectations

I had my first ART yesterday. I wished I could say this involved me splashing blobs of paint on a blank canvas like Pollock or Picasso; rather it was having cotton buds stuck up my nostrils. Honestly, the Antigen Rapid Test wasn't as bad as I had feared, it felt more like the tingling you get from overdosing on good wasabi.
Tags: Travel, Picasso, Pollock

The Hidden Habits of Genius

WHO and what is a genius? The label gets thrown around a lot. Are you a genius? Probably not. But then, most of us are not. However, you can learn to think like one. Craig Wright teaches a class at Yale on the nature of genius. He distills all of that work into his book with a hopeful title, The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit—Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness. Perhaps there is something we can learn from true geniuses that will help us perform better ourselves. I like th...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Fox, Yale, Sergey Brin, Jeff Bezos, Einstein, Picasso, Aesop, Craig Wright, Wright, Bezos, Cross, Rafael, Arthur Schopenhauer

The Beatles Create an Abstract Collaborative Painting, Images of a Woman, During Three Days of Lockdown in Japan (1966)

One of the earliest known non-human visual artists, Congo the chimpanzee, learned to draw in 1956 at the age of two. Moody, fiercely protective of his work, and particular about his process, he made around 400 drawings and paintings in a style described as “lyrical abstract impressionism.” He appeared several times on British television before his death in 1964. He counted Picasso among his fans and, in a 2005 auction, outsold Warhol and Renoir. One wonders if whoever gave the four-headed beast...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, Japan, England, London, College, Congo, Tokyo, Warhol, John, Candlestick Park, Ringo, Monterrey, Picasso, George

Imagining a Covid-19 Pandemic Memorial

Even though we’re still in the midst of it, The Atlantic commissioned three designers/artists to design hypothetical Covid-19 memorials. Ian Bogost writes: So this might seem like a strange time to imagine memorializing the pandemic in a formal way. A premature time. Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial was conceived in 1981, six years after the United States had withdrawn from the conflict. Michael Arad and Peter Walker’s 9/11 memorial broke ground at the site of the World Trade Center in 20...
Tags: Atlantic, United States, Pablo Picasso, Uruguay, World Trade Center, Picasso, Jason Kottke, Guernica, Ian Bogost, Rael, Peter Walker, Luftwaffe, Maya Lin, Michael Arad, Ronald Rael, Virginia San Fratello

Cure Hydration raises $2.6M for its healthy sports drink alternative

Cure Hydration is announcing that it has raised $2.6 million in seed funding as it brings a healthier approach to the sports beverage market. Founder and CEO Lauren Picasso, whose past roles include serving as director of marketing at, told me that she became interested in the market after training for a triathlon; she’d often feel dehydrated even after drinking lots of water. (This is also something I struggled with while training for a marathon last year — and yes, I’m only mentioning ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, Funding, Tech, United States, World Health Organization, Picasso, Lauren, Michael Katz, Lerer Hippeau, Philip Krim, CVS Walmart, Nick Green, Dana Cohen, Cure Hydration

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #517

Twitter rolls out disappearing tweets, called FleetsThere has been plenty of buzz around the global launch of ‘Fleets’ on Twitter this week, the disappearing messaging feature that sits right at the top of the timeline in a row of Stories-like bubbles. You can use Fleets to share text, respond to others’ tweets, or post videos with the same background colours. You can also respond to others’ Fleets by tapping on one and sending a direct message to the creator. However, it has been a fleeting mom...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, US, Social Media, Seo, Mashup, Picasso, Digital News, Youtube Ads, We Are Social, Privacy Settings, Fleets, Social Platforms

Pavement Picassos: the locked-down artists showing work in their windows

Galleries are closed due to Covid – so a group of artists have taken to displaying their work from their houses for passersby. Our writer takes to the streetsIt is not a good time for art lovers. The second lockdown has closed galleries once more – I’m imagining portraits waiting moodily in the National Gallery in London to be admired again; Van Gogh’s sunflowers wilting further – and so it is not a good time for artists.Artists Walk is an initiative that aims to improve that state of affairs. I...
Tags: Art, London, Painting, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, National Gallery, Van Gogh, Picasso, Rosha Nutt, Holly Collier

Let There Be Light: Hotel Le Sud in the South of France, a Guesthouse Inspired by Picasso

Located in Juan-les-Pins, Hotel Le Sud is a newly redesigned guest house that pays homage to Picasso (perhaps the most notable resident of the Côte d’Azur), with interiors by Paris-based designer Stéphanie Lizée. Stéphanie has outfitted the premises—29 guest rooms, plus a charming cafe—with custom furniture made by local artisans, vintage Vallauris ceramics, and wicker lighting. Join us for a tour: Above: The sunny cafe features traditional rattan cafe chairs. Above: A corner of the dining are...
Tags: Books, France, Paris, Picasso, Juan, Stephanie, Vallauris, Architecture & Interiors, Hotels & Lodging, Design Travel, Stone Farmhouse, Stéphanie Lizée Stéphanie, Franck Lebraly

David Fincher Signs a Four-Year Exclusive Deal With Netflix

David Fincher has had a pretty good relationship with Netflix. He served as executive producer on the Netflix shows Mindhunter and House of Cards, and when Mindhunter went on indefinite hold, the streaming service gave him the chance to make one of his dream projects, Mank. Now, Fincher says he’s signed a four-year exclusive deal with Netflix, which means any Fincher projects in the foreseeable future will be housed there. According to Premiere, via The Playlist, David Fincher has signed a 4...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, House Of Cards, David Fincher, Picasso, Fincher, Mank

Artkive Box lets you preserve your child's artwork forever as a brilliant hardcover book

Check with almost any parent and they'll probably be able to tell you exactly where it is. You know…the box. The box that collects the accumulated masterpiece works of their junior Picasso over the years. The drawings. The finger paintings. The macaroni collages. — Read the rest
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K-Prez & J. Depina – “Flawless” (EP Review)

New Jersey spitter K-Prez teamed up with Rhode Island producer J. Depina for a short but sweet EP titled “Flawless.” The project is 5 tracks and runs about 15 minutes, but it is some quality work. K-Prez impresses with his honest street lyricism over some buttery boom-bap instrumentals constructed by J. Depina. Highlights on this project for me were the title track “Flawless” featuring an extremely dope feature from Bless Picasso, and the soulful melodic boom-bap laced “Recoup” where we find K-...
Tags: Reviews, New Jersey, Jazz, Rhode Island, Picasso, Bless Picasso, J Depina, K Prez, Prez J Depina

Johnny Smoke – “Self Titled” (Album Review)

Johnny Smoke is an upcoming hip hop artist who has just released his self titled debut on all streaming services. In the past, Smoke has been recognized as an award-winning producer and songwriter for John Legend, Fortnite, League of Legends, and Nickelodeon, to name a few. Growing up in a civil rights activist family, Johnny’s artistic drive has been fueled by the recent chaos in what has been a tragic year for American injustices. Furthering this, he is donating all profits from the record t...
Tags: Reviews, Albums, Aclu, Jazz, Picasso, Johnny, Johny, Johnny Smoke

Plans For Picasso Museum In Aix-En-Provence Collapse

“The Musée Jacqueline et Pablo Picasso, which would have held some 1,000 paintings by the artist, fell through as a result of a failed negotiation between the French town’s city council and Jacqueline’s daughter and Picasso’s stepdaughter Catherine Hutin-Blay, who headed the project for the institution.” – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Visual, Picasso, Jacqueline, Catherine Hutin Blay, 09.22.20, Picasso Museum In Aix En Provence Collapse, Musée Jacqueline et Pablo Picasso

How to Spend 48 Hours in Oslo

Updated: 8/10/20 | August 10th, 2020 Most budget travelers skip Norway because it’s an expensive country to visit. The capital, Oslo, is consistently ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world owing to its high taxes, strong currency, and high percentage of imported goods. Understandably, traveling here on a budget here is tricky. Yet I still encourage you to visit, even though it’s not a budget-friendly destination. There are unique museums, beautiful parks, and stunning nature t...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Nazis, Americas, South America, Norway, Nazi, National Gallery, Pacific Ocean, Oslo, Hostelworld, City Hall, Picasso, Royal Palace, El Greco

‘New Order’ Review: This Class Conflict Makes ‘Parasite’ Look Tame [TIFF 2020]

Class conflict in cinema is nothing new. Though after Bong Joon-ho’s Best Picture-winning Parasite became a global phenomenon, there’s perhaps never been a more receptive audience for films depicting a breakdown of unsustainable social contracts. (The ever-growing chasm of worldwide economic inequality unfortunately does not hurt, either.) Enter Mexican writer and director Michel Franco with New Order, a taut 88-minute dystopian drama about a country thrown into disarray amidst societal upheava...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, Toronto, Features, Movie Reviews, Mexico City, Franco, New Order, Picasso, Bong, Film Festivals, Bong Joon, Michel Franco, Rebeca, Featured Stories Sidebar, TIFF 2020

Billy Eichner shades Kirstie Alley for her Twitter tantrum over not being able to discriminate

Billy Eichner isn’t having any of Kirstie Alley’s pro-discrimination, anti-inclusivity B.S. Earlier this week, Alley had a meltdown on Twitter over the Oscars’ new diversity requirements for movies that want to be considered for Best Picture. In a since-deleted rage tweet, the 69-year-old former actress wrote, “This is a disgrace to artists everywhere. Can you imagine telling Picasso what had to be in his f*cking paintings. You people have lost your minds. Control artists, control individual th...
Tags: Twitter, Hollywood, Congress, Life, Lifestyle, Diversity, Louisiana, Academy Awards, Donald Trump, Billy Eichner, Academy, Sandy Hook, Alley, Picasso, Billy, Ad Friendly

Painter's Cup

From Cassatt to Picasso, all the great masters had a special paint cup to aid in their creations. Okay, we don’t know that, but they must have used something to clean their brushes. Sarah Tippin’s ceramic cup certainly would have fit the bill. Designed especially for artists, painters, and anyone who puts color to canvas, it even has notches on the rim for you to rest brushes. Think it’s too pretty for paint water? The cup is also food- and microwave-safe, making it an inspirational mug for when...
Tags: Shopping, Picasso, Cassatt, Sarah Tippin

Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism

The Story of Fascism is an hour-long TV special from travel guru Rick Steves about the history of fascism in Europe, from its post-WWI rise in Italy and Germany to the defeat of the fascist powers in WWII to efforts by modern-day right-wing ideologues to revive it. We’ll trace fascism’s history from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I, when masses of angry people rose up, to the rise of charismatic leaders who manipulated that anger, the totalitarian societies they built, an...
Tags: Europe, White House, Germany, Rome, Italy, Rick Steves, Picasso, Benito Mussolini, Jason Kottke, Steves, Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini, Nuremberg Auschwitz

House of Glass ~ Hadley Freeman

Well I’ve had a wonderful August sabbatical with lots of reading, and I hope you have too, but it’s time we returned to talking about good books and today’s the day. 'If you don't know the past, you can't understand the present and plan properly for the future...' Chaim Potok ( Davita's Harp)   It is years since I read Chaim Potok, but how well I remember My Name is Asher Lev, so I felt at least a mild connection with this quote from Hadley Freeman in her family memoir House of Glass. I...
Tags: Books, France, America, Ajax, David, Britain, House, Paris, 2020, Poland, Jesus, Saturn, Alex, Christian Dior, Picasso, Lyons

Watch Home Movies Starring Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, Igor Stravinsky, Gertrude Stein, Colette & Other Early 20th Century Luminaries

Léonide Massine may not be not the most famous name to grace socialite Elizabeth Fuller Chapman’s home movies. In terms of 21st century name brand recognition, he definitely lags behind art world heavies Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Constantin Brâncu?i, Henri Matisse, composer Igor Stravinsky, novelist Colette, playwright Thornton Wilder, the ever-formidable poet and collector Gertrude Stein, and her longtime companion Alice B. Toklas. Such were the luminaries in Mrs. Chapman’s circle....
Tags: Google, Art, Film, College, Life, History, Museums, Museum of Modern Art, Gertrude Stein, Picasso, Colette, Moma, Matisse, Chapman, Facebook Twitter, Dali

Man Who Punched Picasso at Tate to Face 18 Months in Prison

A who punched a £20 million Picasso last year at the Tate Modern will face 18 months in prison.  “I have concluded without hesitation the impact upon the public and the gravity of this offense, together with the need to deter others from this form of conduct requires the imposition of an immediate custodial sentence,” said Judge Jeremy […]
Tags: Art, News, Jeremy, Tate Modern, Art News, Minipost, Picasso, Tate

Guy Who Punched Picasso Painting At Tate Modern Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison

“The incident took place on December 28, when Shakeel Massey, a Spanish architecture student, punched Picasso’s 1944 painting Bust of a Woman numerous times. He held metal padlocks and wrapped his hand in a scarf to break through the protective glass, ripping the canvas before tearing it off the wall. Museum visitors looked on in shock as security guards detained him. Massey told the guards at the time that the act was a ‘performance.'” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual, Picasso, MASSEY, Shakeel Massey, 08.26.20

New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s September 2020 Lineup

New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s September 2020 lineup The Criterion Channel, a streaming service from the niche home video distributor for film aficionados, has unveiled its lineup of programming for the month of September, which will include Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking drama Boyhood, along with a large roster of contemporary and classic films and double features! RELATED: New to Stream: Arrow Video Channel’s September 2020 Lineup PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Movies, Movie News, Streaming, The Criterion Channel

The Face of Bill Murray Adds Some Joy to Classic Paintings

Bill Murray isn’t one of those actors who disappears into a role. Nor is he much of a chameleon on canvas, however iconic, as artist Eddy Torigoe demonstrates with a series that grafts Murray’s famous mug onto a number of equally well-known paintings. Torigoe told Digg that he was inspired by accident, when he was struck by the uncanny resemblance between Gilbert Stuart’s Lansdowne portrait of George Washington, and a photo of Murray posted by a Reddit user. He downloaded both images and busied...
Tags: Google, Art, Comedy, Film, College, Washington, History, Reddit, Bill Murray, Whistler, Napoleon, Digg, Murray, Picasso, George Washington, Martin Luther

My father, Picasso: secret daughter tells of posing in pink bootees

A book of family memories paints the artist as doting dad, rather than the callous, ageing womaniser depicted by othersPablo Picasso was still married to the former ballerina Olga Khokhlova when he became captivated by a 17-year-old girl outside the Galeries Lafayette in Paris in 1927.He was 28 years her senior, but Marie-Thérèse Walter soon became his muse for voluptuous portraits and gave birth to his daughter before he moved on to the next of his many relationships, with Dora Maar, the surrea...
Tags: Books, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Pablo Picasso, Picasso, Marie Thérèse Walter, Galeries Lafayette, Dora Maar, Olga Khokhlova

CS Recommends: The Magnus Archives Podcast, Plus Movies & More!

CS Recommends: The Magnus Archives Podcast, Plus Movies & More! Stuck inside? Don’t know what to watch/read/play/listen to? has got you covered. In this week’s CS Recommends our staff gives you solid tips on the best media to consume during your downtime, including The Magnus Archives horror podcast and more! Check out our picks below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gpt...
Tags: Movies, Cdc, La, Toronto, Los Angeles, Netflix, Steve Martin, Edgar Wright, Picasso, Martin, Scott, Daniel, Edie Brickell, Miyagi, Scott Pilgrim, Pat Morita

How to Be More Creative

Those of us who weren’t fortunate enough to be born the next Picasso may think there’s no way we can learn to be more creative. But is that really true? According to some of the most creative people in the business, it’s not.  I recently interviewed Brian Koppelman, a renowned filmmaker, producer, and writer. He has worked on some of my favorite movies, like Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, and The Illusionist. He also created the popular T.V. show Billions, which has won many prestigious awards. ...
Tags: Miscellaneous, Marketing, Brian, Espn, Picasso, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Jimmy Conners, Rounders Ocean

"Six months after they met... [Jonas] Salk asked [Picasso's ex-lover Françoise] Gilot to marry him...."

"When Jonas proposed, she had replied, 'A relationship would be all right, but I don’t want to get married.... Because I don’t want to live with anybody more than six months a year. That’s it. I need my own time to myself, plus I have my children.' Jonas handed her a piece of paper. 'Write down everything that you don’t want,' he directed. 'I’ll give you an hour.' Françoise proceeded to write down those elements that would make the marriage unsuitable for her. Jonas read it over. 'Very good. It ...
Tags: Marriage, Law, Metaphor, Jonas, Picasso, Salk, Jonas Salk, Ann Althouse, Francoise, Gilot, Jonas -RSB- Salk, Françoise -RSB- Gilot

Go Behind the Scenes of Genius: Aretha in New Featurette

Go behind the scenes of Genius: Aretha in new featurette National Geographic has released the first featurette for the upcoming third installment of their award-winning anthology series Genius, providing us with a behind-the-scenes look at Cynthia Erivo’s portrayal of the legendary Aretha Franklin.  Originally scheduled to return in May, the Season 3 premiere has been indefinitely delayed due to the temporary production shutdown caused by the ongoing pandemic. Check out the video in the play...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Aretha Franklin, People, TV News, Albert Einstein, Warner Music, Antonio Banderas, Einstein, National Geographic, Oj Simpson, Imagine, Hemingway, Picasso, Atlantic Records

Picasso Mural Torn From Building After Years of Dispute

To the outrage of preservationists and art-world figures, the work was removed into storage on Thursday from the side of government offices facing demolition in Oslo.
Tags: Art, News, Demolition, Picasso, Pablo, Breivik, Oslo (Norway, Anders Behring, Nesjar, Carl (1920- 2015