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  • Facebook: Getting beyond the 'blah, blah, blah'

    Facebook: Getting beyond the 'blah, blah, blah'
    I refuse to get on the anti-Facebook bandwagon. For the last five years or so, Facebook has been the biggest thing on the Web. But some disillusionment was inevitable. Nothing can be the biggest thing forever. In recent months, there's been a rising...
  • Review: Kay Larson's inspirational 'Where the Heart Beats'

    Review: Kay Larson's inspirational 'Where the Heart Beats'
    -------------------- Where the Heart Beats John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists Kay Larson Penguin: 477 pp., $29.95 -------------------- In the late 1940s and early 1950s, composer John Cage underwent related crises in his...
  • reFramed: In conversation with Rita Leistner

     
    Rita Leistner is a politically and socially engaged lens-based artist whose concerned photography uses conceptual approaches to create photographs with a special relationship to current events and the human condition. Her work has been exhibited widely...
  • Art review: 'The Mechanical Bride' at YoungProjects

     
    Leah Ollman reviews experimental films by Kurt Ralske and digital projections by John Carpenter at YoungProjects...
  • Stephen Colbert talks art with Steve Martin, with help from Shepard Fairey et al.

     
    The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Steve Martin Pt. 2 www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog March to Keep Fear Alive Steve Martin learned the hard way last week that live audiences don't......
  • Gustavo Dudamel and celebrity

     
    A week before classical music’s latest celebrity sensation, Gustavo Dudamel, filled the Hollywood Bowl for a performance of Bizet’s “Carmen” last summer, Princeton University Press published Fred Inglis’ “A Short History of Celebrity.”...
  • Justin Halpern, the Twitter celeb behind "$#*! My Dad Says," urges kids to read

     
    Studies suggest that consuming short blasts of information has led to Web-induced attention deficit, making today's youth more impulsive and impatient and far less likely to log off long enough to leap into the pages of a good book. So......
  • Today’s interview — Michael Sheen

     
    He's in the “Twilight” movies, stole his scenes in “TRON” and memorably played Tony Blair a couple of times — in “The Deal,” “The Queen” and “The Special Relationship.” Michael Sheen has...
  • U.K. riots: Cameron considers ban on social networks

     
    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said his government is considering blocking social networks and messaging services such as RIM's BlackBerry, saying the services are encouraging the worst riots since the 1980s....
  • Chasing Down The Muse: 41 years later we're still in trouble

    "There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew." —Marshall McLuhan "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." —Margaret Mead April 22...
  • 'Pop Apocalypse' by Lee Konstantinou

    Pop Apocalypse A Possible Satire Lee Konstantinou Harper Perennial: 292 pp., $13.99 paper It doesn't take a paranoid mind to fret over our state of hyper-marketing. Every Gatorade we buy at Vons, every Bed Bath & Beyond card we've registered for,...
  • Digital video runs a screen on the cityscape

    Digital video runs a screen on the cityscape
    Apple is expected to unveil its much-anticipated touch-screen tablet on Wednesday morning. A few journalists see the device as a possible savior for the newspaper business. Me? I'm wondering how it'll affect the skyline. Don't laugh. Whatever shape it...