Monday, August 28, 2006

Some art, some literature, and some fun.

First, the art: Leonardo da Vinci's Battle of Anghiari has been lost for centuries, but thanks to modern technology and a cryptic message on a wall, the masterpiece may be on the verge of re-discovery.

The U.S. Mint is looking for artists to participate in its "Artistic Infusion Program" which brings the public those specially designed coins and medals. (They're actually pretty progressive over at the U.S. Mint. Shame it doesn't spread to the rest of the administration.)

Stuck in Customs is the blog of an amazing photographer (his Flickr photostream is linked there as well) who specializes in HDR (high dynamic range) photography. Incredible stuff.

On to literature! The Paris Review has made the DNA of Literature interview database available to anyone who wants to browse it. To say there's a wealth of information there would be a vast understatement.

For fans of Dorothy Sayers (note to self: try, once again, to get my dad on the internet): the Lord Peter Wimsey Annotations site immerses you in all things Wimsey.

Goofy fun stuff: Thriller Live celebrates the music (not the persona) of Michael Jackson. And if you're the type who likes to create art from food, you may just love the idea of a do-it-yourself Barbie popsicle. (The Objects of Desire website has some other great ideas, too.)

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