Monthly Archives: May 2017

Afternoon Art Break

“The Terrible Games”
Giorgio de Chirico (1925)


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What a dumb time to be alive

Serious is an understatement


The Trump effect

“Each and every Memorial Day should remind us — in the long row of tombstones marking the graves of Americans from every race, creed, and religion — that we remain in this thing together”

Great Dexter Filkins profile of James Mattis

Loving a flawed country


“None of this is a gray area. You either uphold certain basic standards of decency or you don’t.”

Juno finds cyclones at Jupiter’s north and south poles


Star Wars returns to the ancient ruins of Skellig Michael

Six tips for learning to love the coordinated summer cicada attack

Dracula in Iceland

Where has all the antimatter gone?

Educating the disadvantaged

Yeah, I cringe every time I see an ad for this. You couldn’t pay me to watch it.

The houses that shaped Tudor England

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Music Monday

Apparently, Fiona Apple wrote the song exclusively for the show, so there’s no real video or even downloadable version of the song I can find, which is sad because it’s so good.

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Sunday Art Break

“The Ghent Altarpiece, The Virgin Mary”
Jan van Eyck (1426-1429)


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Afternoon Art Break

“Composition IV”
Wassily Kandinsky (1911)


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The difficulty of translating the Pyramid Texts

In praise of slowness

Why do your musical tastes get frozen over in your twenties?

Good for Andrew McCarthy, who has been defending Trump for far too long

I’m not shocked. Flynn is one of the worst people in D.C.

The king of the Netherlands has revealed he has been living a secret double life as an airline pilot

Collectors who purchased Basquiat painting for $19,000 sell it for a mind-boggling $110.5 million 

Evolution and the purposes of life

Benjamin Franklin on the free press

“I don’t know if Lou (Reed) would be cracking up about this or crying because it’s just too stupid”

Stop making terrible arguments for blind loyalty

God bless this ‘grammar vigilante’

Key work by Max Beckmann to hit the auction block for the first time

And the winner of the What’s That Thing? Award for bad public art is…

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Afternoon Art Break

“Woman Dressing”
Anders Zorn (1893)


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