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19 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

Die langen schwarzen Haare nach hinten gegelt, in schwarzer Hose und Hemd und Schlangenmustermantel zeigt er bodygebuildete Muskeln, die gut und gerne darauf schließen lassen, dass er auch Ähnliches in der Hose haben könnte.

Streets of San Francisco, Cont'd

Chinatown, San Francisco, August 1957. Taken on the same visit as the drive down the "Vertigo" location. Kodachrome slide, Contax camera. View full size.

A Glossary of Hand Gestures

19 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

If you’ve watched any sort of election in the past decade, you know that political grandstanding has moved to the extremities, mainly in the form of the hand gesture. While you may not agree with their politics, you’ve probably seenShow More Summary

Ukrainian Separatists Lift Soviet Tank, Howitzers from Local Museum

19 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

In case you needed a reminder that history is just fossilized life, look no further than Ukraine, where the past has been quite literally and rudely revived.

Rough trade and regie

20 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

Meet Tobias Kratzer (left) who is scheduled to direct Tannhäuser for Bayreuth in 2019.

The Perfect Office - Powercube, Quirky Universal Docking Station and Office Ideas

20 hours agoArts / Graphic Design : Abduzeedo

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? We've selected must-have items for you everyday life. Show More Summary

The Met Is Very Popular, But Not as Popular as Disneyworld

20 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

What the Met's figures mean, compared to other tourist locales.

Strong Sales for Broadway’s ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Beautiful’

20 hours agoArts : ArtsBeat

“Aladdin” and “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” have emerged as the biggest box-office winners of the 2013-14 season.

Thanks, Wikipedia: Happy Birthday Marcel Duchamp!

20 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

Happy birthday Marcel Duchamp! In honor of the famed Dadaist, who would have turned 127 today, our second installment of “Thanks, Wikipedia” is a selection of rarely discussed facts on the artist, all found in Wikipedia.

How Do You Top ‘Spider-Man’? With a Show Based on a Chipmunks Movie

20 hours agoArts : ArtsBeat

The lead producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" are planning a musical adaptation of the animated movie "Rio" and a live stage show based on the film "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked."

Marketing the Great War

21 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

When the United States joined the Allied forces in 1917, the mind of the American citizen was almost as much a battlefield as Europe was.

George Lucas Museum Chooses an Avant-Garde Architect for Chicago Site

21 hours agoArts : ArtsBeat

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is to be designed by Ma Yansong of the Beijing firm MAD Architects.

Million-Dollar Mistakes: Get Your Fake Rembrandt on EBay

21 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

Any serious buyer would dismiss an old master being sold online as sketchy. But that doesn’t stop some people from trying to sell million-dollar mistakes online. Take, for example, this Rembrandt being sold on eBay for $999,000.

Playing House Should be Renewed. Now.

I've had a pretty crappy few days. When that happens, I like to spend time with my old friends. Unfortunately, as we've gotten...

28 July 2014 - Who's made a mark?

I've had three weeks off from blogging. The first week was because I had a bit of a shock health wise, ended up in hospital facing a battery of tests and decided to take it easy for a few... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Listen as a Compiler Makes Weirdly Good Blippy, Glitchy IDM Sounds [Free Tools]

What’s the sound of a compiler compiling? Normally, nothing – a compiler crunches numbers and outputs code. “malloc” is a C function that allocates memory in which code executes. But a simple hack takes the output of the compiler, and makes sound files out of it. Show More Summary

Tomb raider

21 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

Despite the continued popularity of Der Freischütz in German-speaking countries, are the magical mature operas of Carl Maria von Weber otherwise really so problematic, their libretti so unwieldy to explain their continued absence from the world’s stages?

A Marketing Pitch from Author Solutions

21 hours agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I've written before about Author Solutions' relentless efforts to get authors to buy the company's "marketing" services. Here's an example that was recently passed on to me (with the author's...Show More Summary

Rest Stop: 1905

Circa 1905. "Front piazza of Kittatinny House, Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania." An up-to-date inn catering to the automobilist with such amenities as cafe and public telephone. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

The Only Three Lenses You Need for Travel Photography

The only three lenses you need for travel photography anywhere in the world are a fisheye lens, a 50mm, and a 135mm (or similar telephoto). You can agree and finish this article right here, or you can read on to see exactly why I would...Show More Summary

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