Remember that one time I touched a really big book. Yeah, that was pretty cool.
One of our favorites too.
Poetry City Marathon
Winter is coming. All men must die. And Game of Thrones is back!
Stay tuned each week as we unpack Sunday’s episodes through medieval masterpieces.
The season premiere didn’t waste any time jumping right into the action. We had a typical, sizzling brothel scene; a tense arrival of foreigners, some hearty, growing teenage dragons; a bloody tavern fight, the fitting of a golden hand; and some creepy crucifixion-like deaths, pointing toward something much darker down the road.
Advice from our curator: Joffrey, the next time you manhandle a rare and expensive manuscript containing the deeds of your Kingsguard, make sure to do so with clean hands. Saves some time for our conservators later. (And doesn’t the White Book scream Flower of Battle?)
Ermahgerd, two of my favorite things: manuscripts and GoT :) Thanks Getty!
"Batter my heart, three person’d God, for you
-Holy Sonnet XIV - John Donne (via catholicaramis)
As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
That I may rise and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend
Your force to break, blow, burn and make me new.
I, like an usurp’d town, to another due,
Labour to admit you, but oh, to no end,
Reason your viceroy in me, me should defend,
But is captiv’d, and proves weak or untrue.
Yet dearly I love you, and would be lov’d fain,
But am betroth’d unto your enemy;
Divorce me, untie, or break that knot again,
Take me to you, imprison me, for I
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me."
there’s a news headline generator that mixes words from real news headlines and they are fucking golden
these sound completely legit
WHY IS THE FUTURE
Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.
Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008. It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there. It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them. A larger work gets talked about from time to time. It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories. Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
We mourn the loss of Julia Bennett, who passed away one week ago on Wednesday March 26, 2014. We were privileged to have worked with her over many years to document the remarkable Dieman-Bennett Dance Theatre of the Hemispheres through a rich collection of scrapbooks, programs, photographs, and videotapes of performances.
The Dance Theatre was founded in Cedar Rapids in 1951 by Julia Bennett and Edna Dieman. They offered concerts and classes for all ages, and taught a variety of styles of dance, including classical ballet, contemporary tap and jazz, classic Indian and Spanish dance, and historical court dances.
There are so many wonderful photographs in the IWA collection of Bennett, Dieman, and many performances throughout the years. Hope you enjoy these lovely ballet dancers from the early days of the Dieman-Bennett Dance Theatre of the Hemispheres.
Cedar Rapids Gazette article: “Julia Bennett, Cedar Rapids’ ‘grand dame’ of dance, dies”
13 ‘How did you get that?’ wildlife photos from Tin Man Lee
He’s only been taking photos in a serious way for about 3 years — but you’d never know it by looking at his portfolio. All the photos are by Tin Man Lee. All aspiring photographer’s & animal/nature lover’s should read the article, & see all of the photos found at MSN.com here…. :)
DAILY PIC: The great photographer Edward Steichen did this product shot for Gorham Silver in 1929, and it’s now in the show of early Steichens recently acquired by the Whitney Museum in New York. The modest image has a wonderful modernist clarity and rigor. More than that, though, it gives visual confirmation of a general sense we have that modernist style in art was built on a scaffolding of modern forms of industry and commerce. (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, gift of Richard and Jackie Hollander in memory of Ellyn Hollander; © 2014 The Estate of Edward Steichen / Artists Rights Society (ARS), N.Y.)