Archive for ‘culture’

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

December 13, 2016

In the Rocky Mountains, the Anderson Ranch Artist Residency Is Launching Careers

At the thriving, 50-year-old Anderson Ranch Arts Center, artists find everything they need, from supplies to a supportive staff to a diverse group of peers.

Source: In the Rocky Mountains, the Anderson Ranch Artist Residency Is Launching Careers

December 12, 2016

Progressive Picks

As part of its commitment to providing independent information and resources to its readers, Truthout chooses a Progressive Pick every week: an independent book or DVD that we find thought-provoking and insightful.

Source: Progressive Picks

December 12, 2016

Old Hollywoods Forgotten Filmmaker – Arts – UTNE READER

Take a closer look at James Stuart Blackton, a revolutionary filmmaker in old Hollywood who has received no credit.

Source: Old Hollywoods Forgotten Filmmaker – Arts – UTNE READER

December 6, 2016

20 Best Movies of 2016 | Rolling Stone

From incendiary tragedies to indie musicals, Martin Scorsese to ‘Manchester by the Sea’ – Peter Travers picks the year’s top films

Source: 20 Best Movies of 2016 | Rolling Stone

December 6, 2016

Top 10 best comics and graphic novels of 2016.

Source: Top 10 best comics and graphic novels of 2016.