Monday, June 06, 2011

Have you heard of Leonora Carrington? I hadn't until now; she was a Surrealist artist in the heyday of Surrealism.

I also hadn't heard of Vivian Maier, but evidently no one else had until recently, when her street photographs were discovered. She sounds a bit like the Emily Dickinson of urban photography.

I HAVE heard of Margaret Atwood; I follow her on Twitter! And her book The Blind Assassin has been chosen as the first title in a Twitter-based book club.

If you ever wondered just how big Noah's Ark must have been, there's a Dutch man building a replica. If that isn't strange enough for you, there are researchers trying to build a program that evaluates metaphor usage and ultimately creates a "metaphor repository." No word yet on whether it would be as big as, say, an ark.

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