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SalonBest new fall TV: "Nikita"Salon"I'm a movie star more in the eyes of other people than I am to myself," she says. "I'm just a normal person who does acting and art. ...
Aaron Johnson plays Lennon in 'Nowhere Boy'San Francisco Chronicle"It's a coming-of-age story about trying to find your own art and find love and about feeling kind of different in school and understanding that you have ...and more »
Bringing It All Back HomeNew York TimesBut Wilentz tells his tales of influence and inspiration with low-key panache, following the tributaries upstream to locate wellsprings of Dylan's art ...and more »
The GuardianAfter the Party: Music and the Black PanthersThe GuardianThat was how you grew up during that time – you had to dabble in each one." Tongues on Fire demonstrates that the era's revolutionary art, ...
The Sermons of Cardinal NewmanAmerica Magazine (subscription)That power is heightened by the use of apt and telling illustration. No one understands better the art of building windows into the solid structure of ...and more »
Irish IndependentHello, KatyIrish IndependentIn fact, though some may consider her music to be highly processed pop, for Perry, it's the most edgy and dangerous art she can think of making. ...and more »
Of Kings And Bandits: A Literary ReviewEthiopian News JournalCreators of classics and art-works are seldom aware of the implications present in their work. The word Classic, meaning that which comes at the head of a ...
TV Movies for the week of Aug. 22Pittsburgh Post GazetteAn underground video draws a missing newlywed's husband into the seamy underbelly of LA's avant-garde art world. (R) (1:40) SHO: Mon. 1:20 PM, Fri. ...
SalonThe dark side of the Shaker religious sectSalonHer second husband, Billy Bob Thornton, "a homebody who lives for his music and art had gotten himself into a freak show where he was Exhibit A." That ...and more »
Locus OnlineLois Tilton reviews Short FictionLocus OnlineWhistler owns a successful art gallery. One day a malevolent gangster appears and threatens to kill his son over gambling debts if Whistler does not display ...
Essay of the week: Home truthsHerald ScotlandPresumably they'd be the type of small independent shop that would open up if the bigger outlet stores were present. If you screw up your eyes to block out ...
Weekly Webb: Artist Scott gives cast-off materials new meaningBillings GazetteThere are two sides to Brian Scott's installation in the Yellowstone Art Museum's Visible Vault. The public side that you see from the observation deck ...and more »
Interview Alfred Molina actorScotsman"When I was doing Art on Broadway," he says referring to Yasmina Reza's award-winning play of the 1990s, "I played an American. After the show the actors ...and more »
OffBeat MagazineRevival Time with Marty StuartOffBeat MagazineOne of the other things that I wanted to do is this show, called “Marty Stuart: The Art of Country Music.” We combine photographs that I've taken for my ...and more »
Cloud Atlas: on intertextual ties that bindA.V. Club New YorkThe two modes of art require different criteria of judgement. If the work is realistic, then the form is supposed to fade into the background and not call ...
Earmarks help, Palin doesn'tWashington Post (blog)Our father who art in Heaven please grant the trailer living Faux news watchers and Rush listeners their wish and allow Sarah to be the GOP candidate for ...and more »
Kansas City StarArtist Tina Blatter's creative spirit soars over obstaclesKansas City Star“But Tina knows she's an artist. She gets so excited when people appreciate her art. I'm not sure all artists are that way. It's funny, but on a certain ...
The time art, "Digital Kakejiku"(DK), is the one that you won't see ever again in your. The secret will be found when you experience by yourself. Mr. Hasegawa, who created this new category of art, presents "time flowing", "nothingness" and "releasing and finding individuals" with DK. The canvass is the Noh stage itself, and the images picture beauty of time flowing and evanescence. Unlike usual arts in the past which you appreciate, DK would make you feel that the image appeal you. You would see time and space flowing and DK invites you to mysterious world. He says "DK provokes artistic expressions in spectator's mind." The first time in the world, extra-dimensions of diversely-painted Noh stage inspire the audience. AboutTEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Google Tech Talk June 14, 2010 ABSTRACT Presented by Ben Sawyer, Co-Founder, President, Digitalmill. Videogames have always been a business at the edge of technology and change. Today, however, as games burst beyond the living room, and traditional forms and platforms of play they are turning up everywhere. With the rise of serious games which make use of videogames and videogame technologies in areas beyond entertainment, there is even larger requirement for videogames to change form and integrate with platforms and systems that were previously never considered relevant to game development. As games move to more pervasive forms, spanning both entertainment and non-entertainment fields, we need to define and understand this gamut of activity and the technologies that can support them. What new models, design, and engineering patterns exist that are, and increasingly going to be essential to a world where games are everywhere? Drawing on experiences with large organizations, non-traditional videogames forms, and analysis of the commercial videogame industry this talk not only illuminates the wider gamut of videogame activity but where there are unique needs and opportunities, especially for cutting edge Web services and platforms, that until better supported are, in fact, holding back the larger ascendency of games into everyday life. Slides can be viewed here: www.bit.ly
What's to come during the Open Field's summer-long experiment? Join us for a social hour, followed by a chance to share ideas and pose questions about the cultural commons. What constitutes a community of shared ideas, artworks, and other resources? How do age-old ideas about the commons translate to today's digital world? Guests for this conversation present ideas from an array of fields, including new media, philosophy, education, law, and history Speakers include: Michael Edson is the Director of Web and New Media Strategy at the Smithsonian Institution and is leading an initiative called the Smithsonian Commons. Sumanth Gopinath, musicologist interested in the intersections of race, ethnicity, music and the ringtone industry. Jon Ippolito, artist, writer and curator interested in building and sustaining networks and breaking down hierarchical media and culture. Laura Musacchio, landscape design educator and researcher interested in human-nature interactions in metropolitan, cultural and bioregional landscapes. Caroline Woolard, artist and co-founder of OurGoods, a barter network for independent projects.
Join Guthrie Theater artistic director Joe Dowling and acclaimed Irish playwright Enda Walsh for a conversation about The Walworth Farce and the state of theater and performance in Ireland and beyond. Copresented with the Guthrie Theater.
In conjunction with the exhibition Global Feminisms, feminist artists from more than fifty countries discussed or performed their works in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Forum. These artist talks took place during the Center's opening weekend March 23-25, 2007. Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
A stunningly original exploration of the ties that bind us to the beautiful, ancient, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different species with whom we share the world. For as long as humans have existed, insects have existed, too. Wherever weve traveled, theyve traveled, too. Yet we hardly know them, not even the ones were closest to: those that eat our food, share our beds, and live in our homes. Organizing his book alphabetically with one entry for each letter, weaving together brief vignettes, meditations, and extended essays, Hugh Raffles embarks on a mesmerizing exploration of history and science, anthropology and travel, economics, philosophy, and popular culture to show us how insects have triggered our obsessions, stirred our passions, and beguiled our imaginations. Raffles offers us a glimpse into the high-stakes world of Chinese cricket fighting, the deceptive courtship rites of the dance fly, the intriguing possibilities of queer insect sex, the vital and vicious role locusts play in the famines of west Africa, how beetles deformed by Chernobyl inspired art, and how our desire and disgust for insects has prompted our own aberrant behavior. Deftly fusing the literary and the scientific, Hugh Raffles has given us an essential book of reference that is also a fascination of the highest order. HUGH RAFFLES teaches anthropology at The New School. He is the author of In Amazonia: A Natural History, which received the Victor Turner Prize in ...
Museum Legs—taken from a term for art fatigue—starts with a question: Why do people get bored and tired in art museums and why does that matter? As Whitaker writes in this humorous and incisive collection of essays, museums matter for reasons that have less to do with art as we know it and more to do with business, politics, and the age-old question of how to live. Maybe the great age of museums will yet be a great age of creativity and hopeful possibility in everyday life.
Kuras discusses her career and artistry in an evening that includes clips and discussion of her work with such notable directors as Spike Lee and Michel Gondry.
Seems like these days there are as many tattoo shops (or parlors for those inclined toward the old vernacular) as there are banks or diners in Jersey. Every town has at least one. Seems like they started popping up all over the body of our great, old state at the same rate that they started appearing on all sorts of places on all sorts of people...on places and people you wouldnt automatically assume theyd appear. Tattoo is out of the shadowed alleys and dark parts of town and from under the collar and shirt sleeve. In Jersey its in strip malls and on the small of the back of every other girl you see. A recent study by the Harris Poll showed that 14% of ALL adult Americans have at least one tattoo. The other 86% want one, they just dont know what to get. We went to Linden on the recommendation of an artist who was teaching fine art technique to a tattoo dude who worked there. We wanted to find out what modern ink was all about. We were told Reverend James was the man to see and speak to about it. To begin with Reverend James looks like what you might expect a tattoo artist to look like, but there is also some mercurial part to his character that satisfied our interest to know more from someone who lived it his way. We asked James, why Reverend, he responded because there are already too many sailors, a popular ink-name in the trade because of famed tattoo artist Sailor Jerry. But while, he may not be your typical man-of-the-cloth, Reverend James does share some preacher ...
Join the travel expert--acclaimed for his bestselling guidebook series, public television series, and public radio shows--as he shares all the latest in smart European travel. Freshly back from lots of travels, Rick Steves explains the practical, money-saving ins and outs of independent travel. His 60-minute seminar is packed with tips on getting the most out of every mile, minute, and dollar on your next trip. Rick Steves, PBS-TV host and author of 30 guidebooks including the travel skills handbook, Europe through the Back Door, shares lessons hes learned from a lifetime of travel. His entertaining, information-packed one-hour slideshow lecture will teach you all the latest on stretching your travel dollar, avoiding crowds, packing smart, and eating and sleeping well. When hes ripped off on the road, he celebrates, happy to go home and teach his traveling students about the latest scam. Learn from his mistakes rather than your own. After spending a third of his adult life living out of a rucksack in Europe, Rick knows exactly how you can enjoy maximum travel thrills for every mile, minute, and dollar in your next adventure. Rick Steves visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters as part of the Authors@Google series.
Amanda Palmer visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters for a performance followed by Q&A. This event took place on July 17, 2009, as part of the Musicians@Google series. Portions of the video were edited by Danna Kinsky (www.dannakinsky.com).
This installment dives into CSULB's Office of Education Abroad.