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See the Sistine Chapel … Without Ever Leaving Home

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  Being travel guides, we always advocate putting your heels to the pavement and seeking out art, music and film locations yourself. Flipping through a coffee-table book of Caravaggios naturally pales in comparison to seeing his Contarelli Chapel murals up close and in person. But even we have to admit that one can’t see every worthwhile piece of art or ... Read More »

Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” Gets a Third Dimension In “Second Life”

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  “Second Life?”, we hear you asking. “Isn’t that what nerds used to do instead of leaving the house in the mid-2000s?” Well, you’d be right about that. But despite a serious slide in usage and subscriptions, Second Life is still out there, still filled with users looking to create otherworldly experiences for gamers to explore. One of the best ... Read More »

Back on The Range With Pavement, “Offside” Director Jailed, and Ebert Speaks Again

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  Three cheers for manual labor in film! (Guardian UK)   Jafar Panahi, the Iranian director of the 2006 festival hit “Offside”, has been imprisoned by his government for supporting that country’s progressive Green Movement. (BBC)   Despite being the “It Country” of the 20th Century, the U.S.A. has never had a national tourism board, something a recently passed bill ... Read More »

Tooooot! Pratt Institute Rings in 2010 With Musical Steam Explosion

BLDGBLOG has turned us on to a New Year’s Eve musical performance with an ingenious, arty twist. Instead of counting down to midnight at a dance club, for the last few years a brave clutch of New Yorkers has been heading over to Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, to watch as the Pratt Institute’s steam power plant is transformed for one night ... Read More »

Celebrate 60 Years of Chinese Communism With Degenerate Capitalist Cameras

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  Has it been 60 years already? Seems like just the other day the workers of the world’s oldest and longest-surviving nation threw off the shackles of their monarchist oppressors and gave birth to that paradise of human rights and individual equality we like to call “Red China”. Sarcasm aside, it’s quite a feat for what remains a systemically communist ... Read More »

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