Monday, January 14, 2008

If it's Monday (and it is), that means it's time to break out the arts & literature links...

Simone de Beauvoir would have turned 100 last week, so there's been a lot of discussion about her and her work.

The Guardian lists the ten most beautiful bookstores in the world, and I've only been to one of them. I need to work on that.

Forget about dancing angels; you can now fit the entire Old Testament on the head of a pin! For more religious (or sacreligious) imagery, Isabel Samaras does lovely work which combines horror and religious icons. I particularly like the one of Frankenstein's monster gardening at night.

Artists Against the War is a graphic arts show put on by the Society of Illustrators. If you're not a professional artist, you can still create your own interpretation of the peace symbol and send it to the good folks at Happy Birthday Peace, where they're celebrating the 50th birthday of the symbol.

And lastly, just for fun: the GOP primary candidates as villains from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Mitt Romney comparison is especially apt and creepy!

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