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What A $5 Book Cover Looks Like

2 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Thinking about self publishing? Thinking about spending 5 bucks to get a cover made? Read this first. Column by Peter Derk Self-publishing isn't the scarlet letter it once was. Okay, there's still some stigma. But I'll admit, some of that stigma is earned by people like me who crank out some weird, stupid garbage and slap it onto the Kindle store. Show More Summary

Found in Bert Christensen’s CyberSpace Galleries. Anselm...

2 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Found in Bert Christensen’s CyberSpace Galleries. Anselm Feuerbach, Nanna, c. 1861. Anselm Feuerbach (12 September 1829 – 4 January 1880) was a German painter. He was the leading classicist painter of the German 19th-century school.

radstudies: Harrington Mann (Scottish, 1864-1937) A Family...

2 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

radstudies: Harrington Mann (Scottish, 1864-1937) A Family Portrait of Four Children, 1915

Click image for 877 x 1068 size. Joseph Karl Stieler was a...

2 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Click image for 877 x 1068 size. Joseph Karl Stieler was a German painter. From 1820 until 1855 he worked as royal court painter of the Bavarian kings. He is known for his Neoclassical portraits, especially for the Gallery of Beauties at Nymphenburg Palace in Munich. Joseph Karl Stieler, Amalie von Schintling, 1831.

When Art Spills Beyond Its Curatorial Frames

2 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

There has been a good deal of conversation in the last few years around the subject of Congressional district gerrymandering, a process by which the boundaries of an electoral constituency are manipulated to favor a political party or a class.

The Swiss Army Knife is obsolete

2 hours agoArts : Yanko Design

The Swiss Army Knife is obsolete Never thought I’d say this but Victorinox, you’ve been outdone. The Columbia Survival tool kit just blows my mind. Made more for outdoor survival...

Practical Explanation: Why There Are So Few Women Ballet Choreographers

2 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Male dancers simply aren’t as busy as their female counterparts, who, on top of everything else, are trained from a young age to be obedient and to not step out of line. In modern dance, composition is part of the training, but in ballet there is a lack of structured choreographic training. Most ballet choreographers emerge […]

Art With A Purrr-pose: Cats Take Over The Worcester Art Museum

2 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Art With A Purrr-pose: Cats Take Over The Worcester Art Museum: npr: wbur: The team at the Worchester Art Museum dug deep into the their collection of 35,000 objects to unearth and better understand cat imagery through the ages. Oh,Show More Summary

This is the $4 upgrade you should be giving to all your gear bags

Fiddling around with little zippers on bags can be a pain, especially when you’ve your camera in one hand, with a bag clenched between your knees trying to unzip it with your free hand. Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter has a super cheap solution that not only helps to make this problem go a [...]Show More Summary

Curious Late Nights at HMNS – The Mystery of Imperato’s Lost Tablet

2 hours agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Disclaimer: This fictional story was written by Julia Russell in Youth Education Programs. Hello everyone, My name is Julia, and it’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since I started my research as a graduate student at HMNS. … Continue reading ?

Special invitation to include work in a fast fire wood-salt kiln for July Clay Club

2 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

July Clay Club will be at Joey Sheehan's Melting Mountain Pottery "kiln zone" in Marshall at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 13th. Thanks to Joey Sheehan for hosting us! Joey has a special invitation for Clay Clubbers to include work in a fast-fire wood-salt firing that will take place that day. Show More Summary

Here It Is, Your Guide to Displaying Digital Art

TRANSFER Gallery's Kelani Nichole helped us navigate the confusing world of displaying digital art.

Now Casting: Chicago’s ‘Hamilton’ and More Gigs

History is happening—in Chicago! The award-winning hit musical “Hamilton” will travel to the Windy City and is now casting its lead characters through Backstage. Check out the gig below, plus three more opportunities to build up your...Show More Summary

PSA: Don't Stop To Take Pictures When Walking Across Hot Coals

3 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

News This really happened and a bunch of people got injured People were walking on hot coals at a Tony Robbins seminar and stopped to take pictures. Then, people had to go to the hospital.

Thurston Moore on the Legacy of Black Metal Gods, Mayhem

The legendary musician gave us the scoop on bringing Necrobutcher's black metal memorabilia to Tenderbooks in London.

Drip-Dry: 1943

June 1943. "Arlington, Virginia. Washing clothes in one of the laundry rooms at Idaho Hall, Arlington Farms, war duration residence hall for women government workers." Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information. View full siz...

At Asymptote, Three Reviews of New Books of Poetry in Translation

Asymptote brings us the latest titles in translation for June in a collection of short reviews. “What’s New in Translation?” includes Hyesoon’s Poor Love Machine (see our post on the Hyesoon folio here); and two other books, The Clouds by Juan José Saer, translated by Hillary Vaughn Dobel, Open Letter Books; and Algaravias: Echo Chamber […]

Action Books Curates Folio of Essays in Response to Poetry of Kim Hyesoon

At the Asian American Writers’ Workshop blog The Margins, Action Books’s Joyelle McSweeney and Johannes Göransson have collected essays by several writers on Kim Hyesoon’s poetry in Don Mee Choi’s English translation. Here, they may find “a radical looking glass which reorients the world and recasts it in its true black light, a light opposite […]

In Female-Dominated Ballet, Where Are The Women Choreographers?

3 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“A question for the future is whether there are enough opportunities for women to become ballet choreographers — a position for which there is no one career path.”

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