The Skateroom’s Limited-edition Deck Collection is Dedicated to Graphics and Illustration

the skateroom has teamed up with leading illustrators jeremyville, jean jullien and steven harrington for a new collection dedicated to graphics and illustration. the three have produced new work on limited-edition decks that employs their often sharp and clever social commentary. as with previous collaborations, including ai weiwei, grayson perry and andy warhol’s, the skateroom works together with skateistan – an international NGO – to donate 10% of the turnover to the support of social projects empowering at-risk children.

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A Ramble Through the Art at the Ramble Hotel

Deborah Oropallo's "The Lion Tamer" hangs by the Ramble's front desk.

The Ramble Hotel, the latest in Denver boutique stays with a wonderful collection of art, opened last month at 1280 25th Street, at the edge of RiNo. The art in the fifty-room hotel was curated by NINE dot ARTS, a Denver-based venture that placed over 250 works on the walls, many of them by local artists.

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Warren book collector inspires Pulitzer documentary | News, Sports, Jobs – Tribune Chronicle

Books have been a lifelong obsession for Larry Gianakos.

“When I was a teenager, I never thought of automobiles,” the Warren native said. “I thought of first editions.”

Gianakos, 64, became an author himself, creating the seven-volume reference work “Television Drama Series Programming: A Comprehensive Chronicle, 1947-2008.” And that fascination with books inspired him to try to amass a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning works — a collection that helped inspire the documentary “The Pulitzer at 100,” which premieres Friday in New York.

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Every DC Universe animated movie is being collected into one huge anniversary boxset

I can pretty well bet this is something I will want but can’t afford.  *sigh*  🙂

Ten years later, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation are celebrating this milestone by collecting every film into one massive boxset. That’s 30 animated movies, as well as the five DC Showcase short films that make the most of their brief running time: The Spectre, Green Arrow, Jonah Hex, Catwoman and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam.

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Warren Zevon’s Massive Book Collection Is for Sale

The late singer Warren Zevon was not just a revered songwriter; he was also a prolific bibliophile. Over his lifetime, the “Werewolves of London” singer amassed a collection of books numbering in the thousands. Now, nearly 14 years after his death at age 56 in September 2003, Zevon’s entire library is for sale. For the time being, though, fans looking for a literary piece of Zevon ephemera will have to travel. Unless they live in Vermont.

Zevon’s collection rests in the care of his ex-wife, Crystal Zevon, and their daughter, Ariel Zevon, at Brookview R&R in West Barnet. Select titles are available on eBay, and the rest are being catalogued for online sale, but for the moment, anyone wishing to peruse Zevon’s voluminous stacks will have to trek to a barn in the Caledonia County hamlet. It’s worth the trip.

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