Thursday, November 09, 2017

Sweetness and Light

Hope there are some doors opening for you this week.

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This week's links. Enjoy.

A Beautiful Abandoned Château
Stunning photos of an abandoned château in Belgium by Bryan Sansivero, a photographer who has spent his career seeking out abandoned locations to shoot.  

Getting Dance to Look Right Onscreen
Interesting New Yorker piece on how the intricacies of getting a dance performance to look right in movies, from the crash course needed by a non-dancing actor to the complexity of filming bodies in motion.

After a Late Start, An Artist's Big Break: Michelle Obama's Official Portrait
Profile of artist Amy Sherald, commissioned last month by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to paint the official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama. Love her work—and, after reading about her life up to now, hugely admire her personally, too.

75 Years Later, Now Voyager Remains a Poignant Depiction of Mental Illness
Lovely essay by Angelica Jade Bastién on how the 1942 film Now Voyager is not only one of star Bette Davis's best performances, but an unexpectedly nuanced and sympathetic depiction of mental illness—and how it helped her cope with her own struggles.

Only Once Away My Son
Gorgeous new collaborative piece by ambient music pioneer Brian Eno and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine. Hope there's more of this from them in the future...

Ginger Shakin' Beef
Perfect for a weeknight when you're starved and want something substantial, this recipe from Jamie Oliver's new cookbook 5 Ingredients: Quick and Easy Food is just that—quick and easy to do. 

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