Archive for ‘culture’

October 21, 2017

How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.

Source: How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

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September 7, 2017

An Illustrated Guide to Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, 60 Years Later

On the 60th anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, we’re taking an illustrated look back at its major players, from Allen Ginsberg to Neal Cassady.

Source: An Illustrated Guide to Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, 60 Years Later

September 5, 2017

This Exhibition Traces the History of Lynching in America

At the Brooklyn Museum, the Equal Justice Initiative examines the path of racial terror in America and its continuing legacy.

Source: This Exhibition Traces the History of Lynching in America

September 5, 2017

Off-Centered Ale Trail: Orlando

A new side of the theme park capital of the world, from Atlas Obscura and Dogfish Head Brewery.

Source: Off-Centered Ale Trail: Orlando

September 2, 2017

Keeping kids frenetically entertained is ruining our museums | Aeon Ideas

Source: Keeping kids frenetically entertained is ruining our museums | Aeon Ideas

February 13, 2017

The 1000 Day MFA – The Coffeelicious – Medium

A while ago I wrote about what might be involved in a do-it-yourself MFA. Basically: lots of reading, lots of writing, some mentoring, and connection with other writers. The best advice I’ve ever…

Source: The 1000 Day MFA – The Coffeelicious – Medium

January 15, 2017

Bad times make great art. Worlds of light and shadow: The reproduction of liberalism in Weimar Germany – Salon.com

The claim that good art comes from hard times is the height of delusionally entitled thinking

Source: Bad times make great art. Worlds of light and shadow: The reproduction of liberalism in Weimar Germany – Salon.com

December 29, 2016

Books of the year 2016 – a scientist’s reading list | Science | The Guardian

The twenty-seven books this scientist read in 2016 as part of a long-term project to delve deeper into science and to escape it altogether

Source: Books of the year 2016 – a scientist’s reading list | Science | The Guardian

December 17, 2016

An Artistic Discovery Makes a Curator’s Heart Pound – The New York Times

December 13, 2016

These 10 Unrealized Artworks Would Have Been Spectacular

From a monumental Jeff Koons train to a Lee Krasner mural, these ambitious artworks were never made.

Source: These 10 Unrealized Artworks Would Have Been Spectacular