Monthly Archives: October 2016

Evening Art Break

“Witches in the Air”
Francisco Goya (1797-1798)

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Music Monday

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Weekend Art Break

“The Cemetery Entrance”
Caspar David Friedrich (1825)

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Weekend Art Break

“Young Woman with Crane”
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1886)

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Afternoon Links

Aristocrats of the sky

“The Republican majority in Congress is like a hard and unpleasant job with long hours, but one that pays reasonably well: If you don’t like it, try doing without it for a while and see how that works out for you.”

Was Picasso making fun of the subjects of his portraits?

Burn this insane asylum to the ground and salt the earth around it.

Michael Dirda’s Halloween book picks

“You are being lied to. What makes you an idiot is that deep down you really know it and don’t care. You threw your support to a Clinton donor and now only read websites that lie to you to convince you the lies are truth. That’s pathetic.”

How diamonds can be harnessed to store data for the long term

I can’t wait to read this book.

Can a spoonful from Pepsi help the medicine go down?

‘Afghan Girl’ in 1985 National Geographic photo arrested in Pakistan

The Italian mafia is reportedly trading arms for art with ISIS

“The Redneck Tenor”

Roasted swan for dinner? Oldest English cookbook reveals 200 meals fit for a king

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Artwork of the Week

“Girl with a Pearl Earring”
Johannes Vermeer (1665)

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Your Morning Cup of Links

Gun with which Verlaine shot Rimbaud up for auction

This should be a bigger story, but Republicans nominated Donald Trump, so oh well.

Fuck these people

Dear Christ, I don’t think anything has ever made me want to vote less than this unbelievably awful PSA.

Gustav Klimt’s women, real and on canvas

An illuminating biography of J.M.W. Turner

“It seems unintentional, but Andrew Veenstra’s Romeo reminded me of the unemployed twenty-somethings who used to hang out at the food court offering to buy vodka for girls too young to drive.”

Voted for Evan McMullin yesterday. Go Evan go!

Ulysses S. Grant: New Biography of ‘A Nobody From Nowhere’

This drone could find the Lost Colony of Roanoke

The one positive about Trump’s candidacy is it has exposed the frauds and charlatans among us. Sadly, I have learned that much of the Right is no better than the Left.

What kind of a dumbass watches this show with their small children?

Victimhood and contemporary art

The election is over. It was over the day the GOP nominated Trump. There’s no point in fighting about it anymore.

YES

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