Really. Don’t talk to me now. Shhhhh. The Best Show On Television is on.
Thanks to Driftglass for posting this, well worth a view. Pretty good audio for a YouTube production, too.
It’s funny but not-at-all-funny at the same time. Casino owner Steve Wynn was doing a presentation on his very famous Picasso painting, “Le RÃªve,” before it was auctioned and got a little carried away. The painting was expected to fetch around $140 million. But Steve has a eye disease affecting his peripheral vision, and was a little closer to the painting than he thought.
Here’s a photo of the sun, taken by the Super-Kamiokande observatory in Japan. A very unusual photo, not by natural light, infrared or ultraviolet. By neutrino emissions. What’s more, it was taken at night. How do you take a photo of the sun at night? Through the Earth…
I’ve always looked down my nose at “reality TV,” and to a certain extent TV in general. But I have a confession to make.
Newark has always been the place to go for good Spanish and Portuguese food, and NJPAC is a terrific concert hall. But there are other omens and portends in the air indicating that Newark may finally be turning a corner. Since any omens worth their salt come in threes, here are the ones I’ve seen: […]
Post-apocalyptic fiction in its postwar versions has at least two common threads. One is, they tend to be cautionary tales. The most common of course being the threat of nuclear annihilation. There are too many examples of that to even list. But others themes include, “it’s not nice to mess around with germs” (“28 Days […]
If you haven’t seen this movie, get up, go to the video store and rent it.
The Times’ story about Dylan’s borrowing of lines from a Civil War-era poet may find its way into your paper this morning. Don’t fall for the premise: The history of the creative arts is the story of one artist building on the works of another. Allusions, quotations, and borrowings are what makes literature, and especially, music so rewarding.
We were shut out of our offices for eight days. The first day back I took some pictures, and here are a couple of them.
I took advantage of the nice weather on Monday to take a walk through parts of the Great Swamp and take some pictures. It had rained for two days before, and it was a swamp to begin with, but it was still a nice walk.