Archive for December, 2021

Growth Industry: UK Vinyl Album Sales Increase For 14th Year

More than 5m vinyl albums have been bought in the UK over the past 12 months, up 8% on sales in 2020 and the 14th consecutive year of growth since 2007. By the end of the year, vinyl will have accounted for almost one in four album purchases – the highest proportion since 1990. – The Guardian

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Remembering the smart, sharp, naughty Betty White

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Remembering the smart, sharp, naughty Betty White

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Looking for Signs – Artworks by Romulo Martinez

“Looking for Signs not only speaks of my moment and perception, it also extends to millions of stories and people, who like me, are in a constant search for signs and paths, full of uncertainty and successes, of the unknown and the known as well as emotion, anxiety, vision and non-vision…” Romulo Martinez

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Artist Studio Space available

Affordable Artist Studio Spaces Available at The Mix Creative Space in Dallas.

SEMI-PRIVATE ARTIST STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLEStudio space designed for visual artists that encourages creativity. Plenty of room to spread out and work on projects in spaces filled with abundant natural light.Each space includes individual lockable storage cabinet and access to shared artist sink.24/7... | Read More

Call for Artists: the International Exhibition “Circle 2022”

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the International Exhibition, “Circle 2022.” We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, sculpture and installation art dealing with circles, roundness, circulation, repetition, rituals, wholeness, etc.

*Deadline: January 14, 2022

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Remember Rebuses?

These picture/word puzzles, sort of like charades on paper, were very popular in the mid-20th century and even had a game show (Concentration) based on them. A.J. Jacobs offers an explanation, along with a history of the Great Rebus Craze of 1937. – Mental Floss

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Why Historians Are Taking Video Games Seriously

 “The attention paid by the game developers and their historical consultants to details of both the actual and social geography of these urban settings produced one of the most authentic depictions of eighteenth-century life in popular culture”—far more historically accurate than Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. – Lapham’s Quarterly

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What’s The Point Of New Year’s Resolutions If Time Is Already Determined?

If all moments of time exist, does that mean that my staying in bed every morning in 2022 instead of going for a run exists, too? Are future events already “there” without me being able to do anything about them? – The Conversation

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Here are Bob Mondello’s picks for the year’s best 10 films

In a year when many films didn't even open in theaters, there were still plenty worth talking about. NPR film critic Bob Mondello celebrates the best of 2021.

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