Arts and Culture

ARTIST AS ACTIVIST: UK’S TATE MODERN TO SHOW MIRO (reuters)

width= Civil war was raging in Spain, bombs were exploding in Guernica, and Spanish artist Joan Miro, stranded in Paris, was painting “Still Life with Old Shoe,” where psychedelic colours spilled into everyday objects to create a scene of nightmare.

SOVIET INTERNET DOMAIN SURVIVES – IN OBSCURITY (moscow times)

In the culmination of a decades-long debate, the international community has finally recognized the Soviet Union — online, that is. The ISO, or International Organization for Standardization, voted this summer to grant the .su domain the status of exclusively reserved. Previously, all web sites ending in .su were to be phased out by 2042, at the latest.
“The zone is stable, it lives, and it will always live,” Vladimir Molchanov, deputy director of the nonprofit Foundation for Internet Development, told a briefing Friday.

SHOOTING YOUNG MOSCOW’S RAW AND TRENDY DENIZENS (Moscow times)

cw_2There are two young men on the expanse of white canvas. One wears sunglasses and a Ramones T-shirt, the other a sleeveless shirt, boxing hand wraps, and a Vans baseball cap. With their confident slouch, they are the epitome of cool, sporting the gestures, brands and attitudes of international youth culture.

Downpour interrupts concert (Jersey journal)

the-nerds-st-anns-italian-festivaljpg-1bdee96298e1b91f_largeThe wind picked up at “Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see,” vendors clutching their plastic tents for dear life to prevent them from blowing away, parents sheltering their kids from the crackle of thunder.
Then the skies erupted with huge globules of rain.

A LITTLE LESS UNCONVENTION IN BALTIMORE (JHU Newsletter)

Dick Horne, the owner and curator of the American Dime Museum, straightened the fluorescent lamp over a display of shrunken heads and mourning hair jewelry. And the visitors trickled inside, eager for a last glimpse of that Baltimore landmark, former home of such curiosities as Lincoln’s last bowel movement and Amelia Earhart’s finger.