Archive for December, 2016

Exhibition at Kunsthistorisches Museum focuses on painting by Jacopo da Ponte

The seventeenth Point of View showcases a “new discovery” from the world’s largest collection of works by the Bassano dynasty of painters, which is in the Picture Gallery of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Moses Striking the Rock by Jacopo da Ponte, called Bassano, was long regarded as the work of one of his followers and thus banished to the depot and hidden from both the general... | Read More

Fondazione Palazzo Blu presents exhibition of works by Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí is one of the most famous and recognizable artists in the world, but also one of the most controversial. No other artist in the 20th century succeeded in exerting such a strong fascination on the general public, while at the same time receiving critical acclaim from museums and art historians. Behind the theatrical mask of his exuberant personality, Dalí was an extremely complex... | Read More

Magnificent masterpieces by Artemisia Gentileschi on view at the Museo di Roma

A journey through the art of the first half of the 17th century in the footsteps of a great and true woman. A first-class painter with a lively effervescent mind, who did not limit herself to sublime painting techniques, but who could modulate it according to the demands of her different patrons, transform it after having absorbed the best from her contemporaries, as she did from the ancient... | Read More

GIF of the Day: RuPaul’s End of 2016 Message

Goodbye 2016

— RuPaul (@RuPaul) December 23, 2016


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The Best of Everything, 2016

Deborah Kass’s OY/YO under the Brooklyn Bridge

We were pretty sure 2016 was a stinker until we sat down to reflect on all that was good. Going through the images on our phones and our archives, we learned there’s actually quite a bit to celebrate. So much so, in fact, it took us an entire week to assemble this post. That’s quite a bit... | Read More

Fake News? Try Fake Conferences And Fake Scientific Journals

"There are real, prestigious journals and conferences in higher education that enforce and defend the highest standards of scholarship. But there are also many more Ph.D.-holders than there is space in those publications, and those people are all in different ways subject to the “publish or perish” system of professional advancement. The academic journal-and-conference system is subject to... | Read More

Simon & Schuster Will Publish Book By Breitbart Editor, Despite Criticism

Some Simon & Schuster authors are outraged over plans to publish the book by Milo Yiannopoulos, widely known for his attacks against actress Leslie Jones on Twitter.

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2016 Was The Year That Book Sales Turned A Corner

"The notion that owning a bookstore is akin to an act of altruism has become a little outdated. In fact, 2016 offered encouraging evidence that after years of dire news stories about the literary industry selling books has once again become sensible business. To be fair, the past year was less a book boom than a hold-steady."

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Is Experience Neurological? So What’s Real?

"Neuro­scientists can correlate activity in the brain with specific kinds of experience, but they cannot say this activity is the experience. In fact, the neural activity relating to one experience often seems nearly indistinguishable from the neural activity relating to another quite different experience. So we remain unsure where or how consciousness happens. All the same, the internalist... | Read More

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