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  • Norwegian police seize artefacts from the Martin Schøyen collection
    by Unknown on September 3, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Weekly Norwegian newspaper Morgenbladet has reported that members of the Norwegian Economic Crimes Unit, working in coordination with the Økokrim police, confiscated approximately 100 antiquities from the extensive collection of Martin Schøyen which Iraqi authorities believe were illicitly removed from their country.  This seizure comes following a request for assistance by the Republic of Iraq in October 2019 asking both the Ministry of […]

  • Dance with Me
    by Jai Chakrabarti on September 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Once she spied Ellen in front of her computer, dancing. It was the most beautiful thing, the way her arms snaked as if they were channeling some old poetry.

  • "we the people" -- 9/17/21
    on September 17, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Today's selection -- from Don't Know Much About History by Kenneth C. Davis. Today is the anniversary of the vote to approve the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Constitution was a radical document in its day. One of the founding principles, "that the government of the United States exists to serve the people, not the people to serve the government," was revolutionary: "The Framers were intelligent, even brilliant men; they knew their history and […]

  • Why do we sleep?
    by Van Savage & Geoffrey West on September 17, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Adults sleep less than babies. Sperm whales sleep less again. A new mathematical theory unlocks the mysteries of slumber - by Van Savage & Geoffrey West Read at Aeon

  • Online Dating: Does Education Matter?
    on January 13, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Online daters are most likely to contact people with the same level of education as them, but are less fussy about an intellectual match as they get older, according to new research.

  • The Impact of Changeable Weather on the Supply Chain
    by ID Blogger on September 17, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    The Impact of Changeable Weather on the Supply Chain Since early in 2020, there has been a growing concern over the nation’s supply chain. Although the COVID-19 pandemic played a large part in global disruptions, there were floods, fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and even the fear of another major tsunami. Businesses from small local stores to large global conglomerates understand that there are all levels of disruptions in which just one could […]

  • Sinuous Branches Envelop Human-Sized Nests and Large Geometric Sculptures by Charlie Baker
    by Grace Ebert on September 17, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Brooklyn-based designer Charlie Baker wrangles unruly branches and twigs into large-scale sculptures and installations that highlight the natural curvature of his foraged materials. Whether cloaking a perfectly round sphere in wood or constructing a treetop nest built for people, he envisions discrete spaces, which are sometimes marked with hidden passageways and windows, that tame the gnarly, knotted wood and present it anew. “I like the […]

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  • CinemaCon 2021: Industry Think Tank Debates How To Bring The Big Screen Back
    by J. Sperling Reich on September 16, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    For the most part, the filmmaker lunch at each year’s CinemaCon is a fairly straightforward affair.  Don’t get us wrong; show organizers always manage to get big names to turn out for an hour long conversation. In 2012 directors Martin... The post CinemaCon 2021: Industry Think Tank Debates How To Bring The Big Screen Back appeared first on Celluloid Junkie.

  • From the Archives: An Interview with Gerhard Demetz
    by Nastia Voynovskaya on May 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    It is often said that children are privy to a certain wisdom inaccessible to adults, that their naivete allows them to gaze at the world without the cynicism that comes from a long time of living in it. In his large-scale wood sculptures, Italian artist Gehard Demetz presents children as powerful figures — knowing, self-aware and bold. A master craftsman, Demetz creates his compositions within a surrealist framework, portraying his subjects […]