He spent four decades collecting art, then gave it all away – Curbed New Orleans

Love the description of the now empty walls creating an “Empty Nest” syndrome.  Lovely story …

The pull of the unconventional led him to purchase an unusual home in New Orleans’s French Quarter and amass a stunning collection of provocative art. And once he’d filled the walls with remarkable pieces, he gave them all away, leaving the white walls empty. This story looks at the moment just before that happened, capturing a snapshot from a lifetime of collecting.

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At the Denver Airport, Art Fuels Conspiracy Theorists

Sigh…. Is this another case of “This is why we can’t have nice things?” syndrome?  🙁

Take, for example, two murals by Leo Tanguma that have long been cited by conspiracy theorists as “evidence” of either a secret masonic apocalypse shelter, an alien colony, or a secret CIA base beneath passengers’ feet. (Most of the conspiracy theories surrounding DIA claim that there are up to six additional levels concealed beneath the airport.) Tanguma’s murals, “In Peace and Harmony with Nature” and “Children of the World Dream of Peace,” have been at the center of conspiracy theories because of their a

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The Reverb Nation Guide To Basic Music Theory: Part 1 | ReverbNation Blog

This is part one of a special ReverbNation basic music theory guide. By the end of this guide, you’ll have everything you need to understand intervals, scales, chords, the circle of 5ths and other important music theory ideas. But before I walk you through the basic principles found in music theory, I need to tell you why it’s such an important thing for musicians to become familiar with.

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Humans and machines can make beautiful music together.

A very interesting read!

The human-machine dynamic is often framed in terms of conflict. At least that’s how it feels these days. We’re fighting the machines everywhere—certainly in the movies, but also on the Go board, on the Jeopardy! stage, and in the workplace. You can’t even make a travel reservation or read your email without wondering, Was that sent by a bot or a real person?

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The Polaroid Project is a Snapshot of Artistic Invention

I miss the days of Polaroid.  I remember my grandfather snapping a pic and watching his watch, trying to get me to be patient, waiting for just the right moment to pull the photo free and for all of us to see the miracle of “instant” memories preserved.

Before the iPhone and Steve Jobs, there was Polaroid and Edwin H. Land. The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology, now on view at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, chronicles Land’s revolutionary development of instantaneous photography and explores artists’ use of Polaroid’s technology to create unexpected works.

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Netflix’s Castlevania is a Triumph for Video Game Adaptations – Geek.com

Castlevania is loosely based on the NES classic, Castlevania III. Instead of being a simple retread of that game’s bare-thin plot, the Netflix series takes its time to flesh out the main characters. In fact, the very first episode is almost solely dedicated to the franchise’s main antagonist, Count Dracula. While there is plenty of monster-slaying action to be found, the series focuses mostly on fighting against Medieval superstitions and the power of a corrupted church. All of these deviations from the sou

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An llustrated Edition Of “Fantastic Beasts” Is Coming Soon, And The Cover Is Pure Magic

And it only gets better. Because for every sale of this book, Scholastic will donate 10% of the suggested retail price to two charities selected by the author J.K. Rowling: Comic Relief, a UK-based charity that strives to create a just world, free from poverty, and Lumos, a charity founded by J.K. Rowling that works to end the institutionalization of children. Getting a new edition of one of our favorite HP books while supporting two incredible charities? It definitely feels like we’ve thrown back some Feli

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Say Hello To London’s Coolest New Hotel: The Novotel London Canary Wharf

From the super-hotel that is The Ned to the capital’s cool little gems, like Ham Yard Hotel, London is awash with inspiring and design-savvy places to lay your head. You would be forgiven for thinking, therefore, that a new property from Novotel – part of the French Accor group – wouldn’t be anywhere near as exciting as some of the big-name openings flinging open their doors in town. You’d be wrong.

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