“The tradition of filmmaking in Poland is as long as the history of filmmaking itself. In fact, a Polish inventor patented a camera before the famed, pioneering Lumiere brothers in France.”
Archives for February 16, 2014
“In Colorado, it’s ‘Where do you ski? (hike/mountain bike/fish)?’ And it’s never asked after noon on Friday because everybody is already en route.”
Bellowing about Bellows: Randolph College’s Maier Museum is “Not a Museum”
Source: CultureGrrl | Published on 2014-02-16
What would it cost Game of Thrones to play a live cello?
Source: Slipped Disc | Published on 2014-02-16
“The brutal message of [Florence Nightengale’s] ‘rose’ charts of mortality, constructed using data from the Crimean war, was both informative and highly influential, showing in stark, uncompromising terms that the numbers of soldiers dying from disease and squalor far outweighed those dying from battle injuries.”
“Bringing Mr. Vanska back, if his demands are not unreasonable (and this outsider will not be the one to say whether jettisoning Mr. Henson would be reasonable), would go a long way toward rebuilding bridges to the players, to audiences and to, ahem, critics. The chemistry he obviously had with these musicians is rare, and some of them suggest that it could be even more potent if he were to return under these circumstances.”
“Graphic sex is no longer off-limits in cinema culture … as long as it’s coupled with major festival wins, critical acclaim, and a wide marketing reach.”
“They’re beautiful objects, whose arrangement of content, photography and paper stocks convey a different view of the world. The design and textures are an invitation to be touched, flicked, handled. Most of all, in keeping with our age of Instagram, Pinterest and social network photo sharing, the content is visually driven.”
“The decision to abandon the £100,000 Hastings project, which was to have been a gift from local philanthropist David Kowitz, flies in the face of the current faith in using cultural investment to boost the image and economic prospects of areas in decline.”
Nancy Beiman: “One student had a poster, a nude one, of Suzanne Somers, and he put it over his desk. And Jack Hannah, the teacher, came in and said, ‘Oh, who is that?’ and the student said, ‘Oh, that’s Nancy.'”
“If you consider the added costs of Netflix and streaming rentals, it’s possible that the cord cutter may be paying more, over all, than someone who subscribes to cable.”
“Once we have enough women doing it, it just becomes normal. Then if we see an all-male show, we’ll just say ‘how sweet, look at all the boys together’ instead of going ‘oh, not again.’”
Problem: It’s publishers, not exactly critical voices, getting in on the ground floor. “What we need is for tech-savvy critics to start BookTubing, the younger cooler sister of book-blogging.”
“As their ranks have swelled, interns are beginning to see themselves as part of a special class, albeit one with few privileges and perks. They share their own brand of gallows humor, their own pride of purpose and their own battle-hardened worldview tinged with a risk-taker’s optimism.”
“It doesn’t matter how you publish. It matters, though, that we’re all together in this, and not shitty toward each other, and not hunkering down into our little cults and camps, our factions and followings. It matters that we can all do better and that we strive for that with every day, every word, every story.”
It wasn’t what the bookies expected.
“A female composer has never held the post, but if ever there was a moment to redress that injustice, this is it – a chance to make musical history, like Marin Alsop’s being the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms last year, that it would be shameful to let pass.”
“We’ve had histories of conversation, boredom, shit, death, breasts, penises, tasting, happiness, smiling, laughing, celibacy, masturbation, taking out the trash, obsession, collective joy, and sadness” – and now sleep.
“Bonner stands on a wooden plank and is hoisted by six male performers who must coordinate their movements or risk having the star tumble onto the steeply raked set. They must then drop the plank from under his feet in unison at the moment of execution.”
Way, way too many young women’s bodies get a violent treatment on British shows, says the woman who got her big break on Prime Suspect.
“At 2 o’clock on Friday, November 22, 1963, the Boston Symphony Orchestra began a matinee program of Handel and Sydeman. A suite by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was to follow, but instead there was a pause.”
“‘I am so sorry that I wasn’t clear,’ she said. ‘I take my writing very seriously and I have tried many genres and I’ve always done it in a very serious way.'”
“‘I looked down and my boobies were showing coast to cast,’ Saint said, laughing. ‘I just kept in the scene and slid under the water. What else could I do? It was live television.'”
“An East Village bohemian when the neighborhood contained more discarded syringes than million-dollar condos, Ms. Estep became a regular at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, one of the incubators of the slam poetry movement.”
“Claimants faced daunting obstacles, including property laws that gave no special consideration to things the Nazis had stolen. In some nations, families that had been forced to sell art to Nazi agents for a pittance were out of luck because the legal codes said a sale was a sale, never mind the circumstances.”
“The decision comes just days after a cache of more than 60 additional works surfaced at the Salzburg residence of Cornelius Gurlitt and the country’s culture minister announced plans for an independent centre to research and restitute Nazi-looted art.”
In the final big awards before the Oscars, bookies have tipped the odds toward 12 Years A Slave.
“It’s not just that America has marginalized some of its sharpest minds. They have also marginalized themselves.”
“In this exuberant subculture, a centuries-old practice has evolved into a tightly regulated hybrid of art, sport and beauty pageant for which many dancers, regardless of their heritage, train with the drive of professional athletes.”
“‘I am here today because I am gay,’ the 26-year-old actress from Halifax said in an emotional speech at the Time to THRIVE conference in Las Vegas. ‘Maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time.'”
They often show all of the traits of the “Dark Tetrad: Machiavellianism (willingness to manipulate and deceive others), narcissism (egotism and self-obsession), psychopathy (the lack of remorse and empathy), and sadism (pleasure in the suffering of others).”