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Monthly Archives: February 2011
This week the PBS show Independent Lens aired a fascinating documentary on William S. Burroughs that was directed by newcomer Yony Leyser. “William S. Burroughs: A Man Within” is a star-studdied portrait of the revolutionary writer, his eccentricities, and his … Continue reading
Most regular travelers are familiar with the helpful site Seatguru.com. Although it still has some flaws, the site provides useful seating charts for most types of aircraft of the major air carriers. But when it comes to hotel rooms, however, … Continue reading
February is Library Lovers’ Month and somehow we almost missed it. This month-long series of events is a celebration of school, public and private libraries.
Swiss photographer Corinne Vionnet has created an amazing effect by compiling 200 to 300 photographs of famous tourist landmarks and mashing them up into single images.
The Public Domain Review is a fascinating newish website that reviews literature which has entered the public domain due to copyright expiration. Founded and edited by Jonathan Gray and Adam Green from the Open Knowledge Foundation, London, the site was … Continue reading
On February 2nd, I blogged about the new Google Art project, which offers digitized collections and tours from a cohort of the world’s best museums. Now the Street Art View project uses Google’s Street View option to showcase crowd-sourced pictures … Continue reading
Despite the touching platitudes from the resurrected hip hop artist, and the hard-boiled TV commercials from the supposedly resurgent Chrysler brand, Detroit is 138 square miles of ramshackle, crumbling ignominy. Take a look at a few examples of America’s humiliation … Continue reading