Monthly Archives: May 2019

Two Takes

If there were a muse named Ironia, it strikes me that she would be an inspiration for Rutene Merk and Lynn Hershman Leeson. The two images below have little in common other than depicting females. They both incite interest, however, … Continue reading

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“Strangeness”

Science, art and language collide a lot in the field of theoretical physics, it seems. There are appealing language touches in the work of Nobel laureate Murray Gell-Mann profiled in this article. He “mischievously” named his theory of elementary particles … Continue reading

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Parting Looks — Jack Moore

[Transcription] The Civil War battle scenes made in the oak forest on the Anita Baldwin ranch were made for stock use in any Civil War battle sequence for M.G.M. In the eighteen days of battle scenes on the “set” more … Continue reading

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Parting Looks — Tom Jones

James Thomas “Tom” Jones (1920 — 2000) (c) 2019 JMN

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Parting Looks — Tom Jones

James Thomas “Tom” Jones (1920 — 2000) (c) 2019 JMN

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A Lower Power

“My inside sources at the Louvre, various sources, tell me that not many curators think [the ‘Salvator Mundi] is an autograph Leonardo da Vinci. “If they did exhibit it … they would want to exhibit it as ‘workshop’. “If that’s … Continue reading

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Three Tiers!

The NYTimes chronicles the romance and nuptials of this couple in its “Vows” section. I never read this section, but a crafty flourish in the subheading of this particular installment trapped me. It illustrates an astute whoring for eyeballs: Brian … Continue reading

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