John Adams: Hell Mouth: Continental Flyover with... →
The composer (don’t call him “political”) blogs.
It’s been John Ashbery Week all week long.
Creative Review - The Velvet Underground: A New... →
A lot more expensive than it was the first time around.
What his work asks, among other things, is whether and how photographs can be...– Barry Schwabsky in the Nation on Thomas Demand
infinite thØught: noise & capitalism →
DC's: Alan presents .... Alfred Jarry and Ubu roi →
Miles of Style
At The Selvedge Yard.
Enough! Goldman Sachs is thriving while the combined rates of unemployment and...– Bob Herbert, New York Times
"To Obama" in Japanese - James Fallows →
Can’t see this working in other languages. Du obamest extrem…? Nope.
Van Gogh →
Letters, with sketches. At BibliOdyssey.
Good news. English translations of the first two volumes of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 will be published in the UK and US simultaneously in September 2011.
The year 1989 was one of the best in European history. Indeed, I am hard pushed...– Timothy Garton Ash, “1989!,” New York Review of Books
The ArtReview Power 100 →
And the rise of the curators.
Damien Hirst: Dead on Arrival →
I sort of oddly sympathize with Richard Lacayo’s sort of odd sympathy for Damien Hirst.
BBC audio slideshow: Selling the suburbs →
Suburbia at the London Transport Museum.
You simply do not run out of things to look at, take in and discover. We weren’t...– Matt Dorfman recommends Spain.
Robin Guthrie →
Sample Carousel while reading Wired’s brief interview.
Economists Cautiously Applaud a Weaker Dollar |... →
If you check in here every now and then, you may be able to tell: 1) I’m really liking this new Atlantic Wire. It’s not just the format, the gathering of fairly substantial quotes as bullet points on individual topics, but also the editorial smarts behind the choices. And 2) For every economist, there’s another who disagrees.
Despite the conventionality of its composition… Yeats’s work is a...– Robert Huddleston, Boston Review
Global Opinion on Obama's Nobel Prize | The... →
Literary Saloon →
MA Orthofer, blogging yesterday, on why he had a hunch this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature would go to Herta Müller. Reason #2 is something else. Meantime, he’s set up a Herta Müller page.
The Berlin Reunion - The Big Picture →
It’s perhaps a very German irony to romanticize the forest - as Demand does in...– Daniel Boese, “bild to last,” artforum.com
The markets have spoken on the future of the... →
Not only is the Independent taking credit for a trend that was already in motion, it’s also treating its “demise of the dollar” package as if it were breaking news. Update: Benjamin F Carlson gathers commentary at the Atlantic Wire: “Many argue that the report is thinly sourced, that the news is hardly groundbreaking, and that such a move - if it were true - might be...
Translation Mysteries — Crooked Timber →
When John Holbo says, “Discuss.” … They actually do!
Erfolgreichsten deutschen Spielfilme in den USA →
In other words, this is an informally compiled list (has inflation been taken into account? probably not; it rarely is in these lists) of German narrative features (no docs and no co-productions) that’ve made the most dollars in the US.
HTMLGIANT / A Very Brief History of the Nobel... →
A couple of favorites: 1948: T. S. Eliot (United Kingdom). After this award, no one ever accused the Swedish Academy of being “secretly run by a Jewish cabal” ever again. 1957: Albert Camus (France). The Academy was going through a phase that year, you know? Nine Inch Nails. Clove cigarettes. They’re kind of embarrassed about it now.