Saturday, September 6, 2014

In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is...

W.H. Auden said “Aside from purely technical analysis, nothing can be said about music, except when it is bad; when it is good, one can only listen and be grateful.” This explains - for me at least - why writing about music, or painting, or literature is so dang difficult. Unless it sucks cuz then it's like shooting fish in a barrel.

Hoorah! The entire Modern Art Notes podcast catalog is on Soundcloud.
Mosaic of satellite photos of Antarctica.
The creators of Wallace and Gromit have something new coming in 2015: Shaun The Sheep

Geography. A lost art. How many world capital cities do you know? (Me? Only 16 of 20 correct.)

I can't recall whether I've already shared this or not: The Atlantic's 20-part World War II in Photos. presents this visualization of the 2014 NFL schedule. Shown above is the Dallas Cowboys' season. You can choose, team and/or week. 
For those so inclined, here's another touchstone in the debate of the two cultures, science and the humanities. "The devaluation of human fallibility."

Fox News reports that Harrison Ford is confirmed for the Blade Runner sequel but I can't find corroboration. (Please don't make this movie suck.)

Monet's Impression Sunrise was painted on 13 Nov 1872 at 7:35 a.m. - or so says science. (But what an incredible use of color.)
Steve Reich. Philip Glass. Performing together again finally after almost 40 years.

Don't click this if you get dizzy easily: Orbital Trails.

World map of favorite alcoholic drinks: wine, beer, or booze.
...a matter of the utmost precision. ~Italo Calvino

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