A new Cycling on the Pavement is up. I cheated a bit this week. This is actually an essay I had to produce for my course. Having spent all of Monday working out what I wanted to say, it seemed like a waste to only hand it in.
Online betting site BetWWTS.com is issuing odds on which character will be first to get whacked in the new season of The Sopranos.
Department of lost architecture- One of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s iron bridges has been rediscovered and saved from demolition.
David Hockney argues that painting is more realistic than photography, because it gives an insight into the context of a scene. And some of the great photos of the last century- notably the flag raisings on Iwo Jima and the Reichstag- have been staged.
Oddly enough, we’ve just started the Modern Art phase of critical studies on my course and I was reading all about how Picasso reckoned Cubism was more realistic than plain figurative (or Illusionist) art because it gave a more complete view of the subject and the artist’s attitudes toward it.
Status Anxiety, or the need for, and benefit of, positive feedback in human relations.
I’ve seen condom vending machines, cigarette vending machines and “travel pack” vending machines. I’ve even come across machines that sell vibrators and inflatable sheep. But I’ve yet to meet one of these beauties, which are filled with original art.