Monday, January 07, 2008

Today, we bring you the arty links, with an emphasis on stuff for kids.

Music: the best new music weblog out there is PopDose, written by a sort of supergroup of pop culture bloggers. While I'm not absolutely certain, I'm pretty sure I went to college with this guy, who wrote a music column in the university paper and shared my love for Book of Love (which is rare, especially in Ohio).

Art: there's a beautiful website on the life and work of Gustav Klimt.

Art and religion: a small gallery of Shaker "visual poetry" is fascinating and looks like something out of a mystery story or an archaeological dig.

Art and kids: the Guardian has a gallery of monsters created by kids. I love this sort of thing.

Kids and literature: Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and other gems, has been named the first "National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature." He also has a website, GuysRead, which is geared toward getting boys interested in reading. (Hooray!)

Movies: the new Indiana Jones LEGO sets are out already! Woohoo!

1 comment:

Brendan said...

That Shaker visual poetry stuff is way cool. It grabs my eyes the same way Arabic writing does. I never heard of this before. Thanks for the link.