Category Archives: Culture

Illustrations from the Russian Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary (1890-1907) |

From Runiverse, a sort of Russian Google Books: Dear users!  Again we present you the “Encyclopedic Dictionary of Brockhaus and Efron”. We carried out work to restore the integrity of the publication. The volumes XXVIIa and XXVIII, dedicated to Russia, and also … Continue reading

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Rock n’ Roll legend Chuck Berry dead at 90

Chuck Berry died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 90. Police in Missouri where he has been living said, “The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as … Continue reading

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Old files reveal wartime tale of ‘Bolivian Schindler’

LA PAZ (AFP).- Old files have revealed the story of a businessman hailed as the “Bolivian Schindler” for helping thousands of Jews flee to the South American country to escape the Nazis. Piles of documents had stood stacked for decades … Continue reading

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Frieda reaches out to Georgia

  When Alfred Stieglitz found out that his protégé Georgia O’Keeffe had accepted a commission to paint the women’s powder room at Radio City Music Hall without his approval he was furious. Having met Diego Rivera and his wife Frieda … Continue reading

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‘Curmudgeons’ ~by Danny Devito

I just finished watching this exquisite little movie and want to share it with the world. I imagine you will too: <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/159449591″>Curmudgeons</a&gt; from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/jersey2ndave”>Jersey 2nd Avenue</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Science vs. Fanaticism

I love the use of 21st century technology to repair 2nd or 3rd century artifacts that were destroyed by 20th century fanatics who worship a 6th century prophet whose words were not written down until the 8th century. Source: Art Daily Though not a … Continue reading

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“I Hate Love!” by Stanley Kubrick, 1950

  Kubrick’s 1950 still of a young woman, with her back to the camera, holding a lipstick with which she has written “I HATE LOVE” on a white fence. If captured on the wing, would it be more of a … Continue reading

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Wire Cutters (Animated Short)

It took student Jack Anderson about 2000 hours to create this wonderful short science fiction film. WIRE CUTTERS STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE US STUDENT BAFTA NOMINEE VIMEO BEST OF THE MONTH SCREENED AT: Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Ottawa Film … Continue reading

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(Get Your .Gifs) on Route 66

Natalie Slater was inspired after taking her Mother Road Revisited project to Houston Foto Fest to make .gifs out of her images from the exhibition. Below are a few of the 30+ images. They start with older photographs (ca.1930-1970) and dissolve to her 2013 pictures. All were taken along Route 66 … Continue reading

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The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Goes to L.A.

From the Board of Directors, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art “After extensive due diligence and deliberation, the Board of Directors of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is pleased to announce plans to build the museum in Exposition Park in Los Angeles.” “I … Continue reading

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