Thursday, October 02, 2008


This week's sampling of links. Enjoy.

What Photographers See
Film in Focus looks at the close relationship between photography (which captures a moment in time) and film (which flows through time), and asks five acclaimed photographers to discuss the five films that have influenced them most. Via Polymeme.

Bond Villain Style
The Guardian has a fun little slide show of arch villain fashion in James Bond films -- perfect inspiration for what to wear when plotting world domination.

French Bees Find a Haven in Paris
A successful three-year-old French program to encourage beekeeping in cities, the largest such project in the world, is sparking hope of a revival among their country cousins. There are more than 300 known colonies in the French capital, with hives appearing on the roof of the Opéra Garnier, on balconies and in parks.

Glass Meets Disney
This is intriguing. Classical composer Philip Glass has been commissioned to produce an opera about the last few months in the life of Walt Disney, basing his work on the novel The Perfect American, which is about a fictional cartoonist who worked for Disney in the 1940s-50s. The opera will open the New York City Opera 2012-2013 season.

Stewart and Colbert Cover Spoof
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have fun recreating the infamous New Yorker cover drawn by Barry Blitt. Inspired silliness ... plus a good interview with them, too.

Architectures de cartes postales
A French blog dedicated to architecture postcards of all kinds, from the mundane to the inexplicable. Via things magazine.

Brueghel Painting Rediscovered
A Dutch version of the Antiques Roadshow has uncovered what is believed to be a previously unknown work by 17th-century Flemish painter Pieter Brueghel the Younger. The owner purchased the painting from an antiques dealer for 100 guilders in 1959 (less than $1,000 CDN today), a bargain given its current estimated value of between $116,000 and $143,000 CDN. Must have been an exciting day for all! Via ArtsJournal.

Rothko at the Tate Modern
Oh boy, I'd like to see this -- the new Rothko exhibition at the Tate Modern. Great review by Adrian Searle of The Guardian, too. The exhibition starts September 26 2008 and runs until February 1 2009.

The richly beautiful photograph is by Aimee Herring.
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