2. theparisreview:

    “You have to write the way you see things. I tell people, Make a list of ten things you hate and tear them down in a short story or poem. Make a list of ten things you love and celebrate them. When I wrote Fahrenheit 451 I hated book burners and I loved libraries. So there you are.” —Ray Bradbury

    Illustration from the first serialization of the novel in Playboy (March, April, and May 1954).

    Write on ~

  3. manpodcast:

    This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features documentary filmmaker Dyanna Taylor and art historian and author Judith Zilczer. 

    Taylor is the director of the forthcoming PBS "American Masters" documentary on the life and work of Dorothea Lange. Titled "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning," the film looks at Lange’s life from her upbringing outside New York City, to her emergence as a major American photographer. Lange is best-known for her work chronicling the Dust Bowl era, but her oeuvre includes much more, including pictures of Depression-era labor strife, the internment of Japanese-Americans and early environmentalist documentary photography. Such was Lange’s stature that just after she died in 1966 the Museum of Modern Art devoted just its sixth retrospective of a photographer’s career to her work. 

    "Grab a Hunk of Lightning" premieres on PBS stations on Friday, August 29. Check your local listings to see if your PBS station is airing it at that time.

    Taylor has won five Emmy awards for her work as a cinematographer and director of photography, and as also won a Peabody Award for the “American Masters” episode “Winter Dreams: F. Scott Fitzgerald.” She’s currently at work on a documentary about James Turrell and Roden Crater. Taylor also happens to be Lange and husband Paul Taylor’s granddaughter. 

    This is Gas Station, Kern County (1938), a picture Lange took in the southern central valley of California during the Great Depression. It’s one of the pictures featured in Taylor’s documentary, and is a fine example of Lange embracing the down-home radicalism of her era. This print is in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

    How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloudvia direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

    Ever thus…

  4. mixed media turned 5 today! five years of weird and wonderful; dig it…

  5. bemoretea:

    Inspiring individuality #BeMoreTea

    "Why Fit In when you were born to Stand Out?” ~ Dr. Seuss

  6. aleyma:

    Dragonfly helmet, made in Japan in the 17th century (source).

    High-ranking lords began to embellish their helmets with sculptural forms so that they could be visually located on the battlefield. Exotic helmets (kawari kabuto) also allowed leaders to choose symbolic motifs for their helmets that reflected some aspect of their personality or that of their collective battalions. This helmet is shaped like a giant dragonfly. In Japan, the dragonfly is symbolic of focused endeavor and vigilance because of its manner of moving up, down and sideways while continuing to face forward. In addition, in ancient texts Japan was often referred to as Akitsushima (Land of the Dragonflies), because of their abundance. They were also thought to be the spirits of rice, since they are often to be found hovering above the flooded rice fields. - from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts description

    Kurasowa time?

  7. motherboardtv:

    The Path to Community Broadband Runs Through an Army of Telecom Lawyers

    ~ The Internet is a Public Utility and should be Developed as such and Remain as one…

  8. elizabethbaddeley:

    Finally had a chance to put together all the hand lettered section intros I did for A Woman in the House. My editor had the idea to do each section in a style that reflected the era covered in that section. I thought it was a great, albeit challenging, idea and ran with it. Still can’t believe they let me put Back to the Future-style 1980’s lettering over Supreme Court Justices! 

    It’s a Woman’s World After All!

    (Source: ebaddeley.com)

  9. aleyma:

    Rauh’s Standard Bathing Shoes, Pair of woman’s bathing shoes, c.1910 (source).

    ~ Beachy ~

  10. "A ClockWork Orange"

    Wherein Stanley Kubrick explores the nexus of Sex and Violence in Modern Society and comes up with something to disturb everyone…

  11. Music, like all art, is the search for beauty and truth… Flowers, like all of nature, hold them both…

  12. ~ Monk lays it down ~

  13. psychedelic-sixties:

    Light Show - Monterey Pop Festival (1967)

    Liquid Lights… Amoeba Lights… Psychedelic…

  14. tarkovskologist:

    "You go to Italy and you look at Michelangelo’s work, and there are people saying, ‘Come on, let’s go, I can’t stand it.’ [Laughs.]  And it doesn’t lessen the achievement of what he has done. It just says that everyone is not going to be enamored of your particular art, and I don’t think that’s an unhealthy thing. But American society says, ‘Wait a minute. If that happens, then you won’t get to make another film, therefore you must make your films more accessible to people so that they will like it.’ If you don’t like my films, I can’t do anything about it, but I’m a street person so I don’t care about being esteemed. If esteem will help you make the next picture, then great. And if antipathy will help you make the next film, I don’t really care.I’m going to be myself. I want to make a film I can be proud of."  — John Cassavetes

    (via nationalfilmsociety)

  15.                                               ~ Ciao Federico ~

                          Stills from the work & life of Federico Fellini