Monday, February 26, 2007

If you're near Baltimore tonight, the Dime Museum is auctioning off some items in preparation for its shutdown (sad). Go and get some prize bits of Americana if you can!

A follow-up to last Friday's story about chimpanzees making spears: apparently they're making pencils now as well, and marking leaves with them. Can Hamlet be far behind?

Speaking of updates, here's one on last week's story about Joyce Hatto and her possibly-doctored works: her husband has confessed to altering the recordings.

A new story about the theft of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" has some interesting details. Who knew there were two separate paintings, for instance?

Spalding Gray may be gone, but a new production of his is underway.

Origami has gotten more and more detailed recently. There's almost nothing that's out of reach, to hear the masters talk.

And finally, it's philosophy/sociology discussion time: why do you like the bands you like? Is it just because the Man tells you what to do? Use both sides of the paper if necessary.


Satori said...

The picture of the "lifelike" Regan face in the Dime Museum article had me cracking up... I guess it does look "lifelike" for the last couple years!

Cassandra said...

I loved the article re music. I wish I had time to give it the attention it deserves. Work gets in the way of everything!

Anyways, I think it goes way beyond music. I think most people do what they do because the man tells them to do it.