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Join the National Endowment for the Arts at the 2019 National Book Festival

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Washington, DC -The National Endowment for the Arts will join the Library of Congress in celebrating books and reading at the 2019 National Book Festival on Saturday, August...
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Cathleen Schine Writes Fiction. But She Prefers Not to Read It at Work

8 hours ago   |   NY Times

The author of “The Grammarians” and other novels favors nonfiction when she's writing: “I try not to read contemporary fiction, which is often so good it's discouraging or so...
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How to Draw Yourself Out of a Creative Funk

1 day ago   |   NY Times

Malaka Gharib, the author of the coming-of-age graphic memoir “I Was Their American Dream,” shares her tips.
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‘Middle England,' a Traditional Novel Set in Our Very Unconventional Times

1 day ago   |   NY Times

Jonathan Coe's latest concerns several generations of characters in the years leading up to the Brexit vote and the Trump presidency.
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With Her Latest Novel, Petina Gappah Sees an Obsession Through

1 day ago   |   NY Times

The Zimbabwean writer was inspired by Faulkner, Eliot and Toni Morrison for “Out of Darkness, Shining Light,” a fictional account of the journey David Livingstone's workers...
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NEW BOOK ABOUT AUSTIN BRIGGS

NEW BOOK ABOUT AUSTIN BRIGGS

1 day ago   |   Illustration Art

The very first book about the great illustrator Austin Briggs has just been published by Auad Publishing (previous publisher of books about Robert Fawcett, Albert Dorne, Henry...
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Recalling a Time When Books Could Give You Indigestion

2 days ago   |   NY Times

In “What We Talk About When We Talk About Books,” the book historian Leah Price tries to contextualize our current anxieties about books and reading by turning to the past.
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A Biography of Oliver Sacks, Written by His Boswell

2 days ago   |   NY Times

In “And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?” Lawrence Weschler writes a “biographical memoir,” covering over three decades of his relationship with the famed neurologist.
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8 New Comic Book Series for the End of Summer

2 days ago   |   NY Times

The season may be winding down, but things are heating up for comics fans, with unusual plot lines and new kinds of heroes.
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First He Imagined a Town Founded by Rebel Slaves. Now He's Exploring the Lives There

2 days ago   |   NY Times

In the story collection “The World Doesn't Require You,” Rion Amilcar Scott witnesses the moral complexities of black masculinity in America.
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Galaktika Foundation Launches Initiative to Create the First City in Space

Galaktika Foundation Launches Initiative to Create the First City in Space

Space Center. Image Courtesy of Asymptote Architecture Asymptote Architecture has designed a new Space Center to house educational, scientific, art and entertainment programs... Read more ...

8/21/19

8/21/19

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Econef Children's Center / Asante Architecture&Design + Lönnqvist & Vanamo...

Econef Children's Center / Asante Architecture&Design + Lönnqvist & Vanamo Architects

© Robin Hayes Architects: Asante Architecture&Design , Lönnqvist & Vanamo Architects Location: Kingori, Tanzania Category: Community Lead Architects: Carolina Wikström, Frida... Read more ...

I am always painting, or thinking about painting, but not always posting

I am always painting, or thinking about painting, but not always posting

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! I just thought I would show what I am currently working on. The summer has kept me busy, with beautiful weather, yard and garden work... Read more ...

Mom's and kid's having FUN, at the beach

Mom's and kid's having FUN, at the beach

Moeders met kindern op strand 1, oil on canvasboard - 25 x 30 cm, painted 26 July 2019, € 165 Moeder met kind op strand 2, oil on canvasboard - 24 x 30 cm, painted 26 July... Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Solarpunk“ by Santa Fe...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Solarpunk“ by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... The complimentary blues and orange make up the sky where celestial bodies orbit and rotate. Framed in a black wood floater frame and ready to... Read more ...

Contemporary Impressionism Landscape Clouds Oil Painting

Contemporary Impressionism Landscape Clouds Oil Painting

Watching the Rain oil on panel 6x6 inch2019 I remember as a child in elementary school I had a teacher that suggested we use as many colors in our crayon box in one drawing as... Read more ...

Sony Quietly Raised the Price of the 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens by $200

Sony Quietly Raised the Price of the 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens by $200

This past weekend, Sony quietly increased the price of its exceptionally sharp 135mm f/1.8 G Master lens by $200, raising the price from $1,898 to $2,098 overnight without any... Read more ...

Felix Kreutzer, Moonlit coastal scene

Felix Kreutzer, Moonlit coastal scene

Date: Unknown Technique: Oil on canvas, 62 x 94 cm Source Read more ...

119 Great North Road Headquarters / Warren and Mahoney

119 Great North Road Headquarters / Warren and Mahoney

© Simon Devitt Architects: Warren and Mahoney Location: Auckland, New Zealand Category: Office buildings Area: 2159.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Simon Devitt Read more ...