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Getty Museum's Open Content project makes 4,600 pieces of art freely available to download

Getty announces free high res images - Van Gogh Irises #art #museums #getty

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Joe Thompson Dies at 93; Fiddler of String Band Legacy

A wealth of information in this obit, about a tradition nearly lost, then found.

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Stunning Illustrations for Irish Myths and Legends

Stunning Illustrations for Irish Myths and Legends | Brain Pickings

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Beautiful Examples of Moleskine Art

Moleskine Art

Beautiful illustrations from Ireland's Project Twins (Fitzgerald brothers) - visual renderings of unusual words (great for word lovers too). This is xenization, "the act of traveling as a stranger."

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‘Draw It With Your Eyes Closed,’ Edited by Paper Monument

Wendy told me about this one. Teacher alert!

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Internet Archive’s Repository Collects Thousands of Books

The print counter-revolution? An archive for printed books.

Great book about the rise and fall of the Comanches, thanks to multiple forces of migration and technology. The mostly Texas history is a magnifying glass for the invasions of Indian lands. Duplicity and savagery on all sides.

Pinned Image Karen Heller got me laughing this morning about the birth control brouhaha. As for the bishops, they're trying to distract their flock from kiddie abuse. Ach. I hate politics sometimes.

Charles Mann synthesizes a lot of research and thinking about history in this eye-opening take on global interdependency--1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

A pre-teen narrator faces the end of life as we know it: The Age of Miracles: A Novel (9780812992977): Karen Thompson Walker: Books

This is one crazy book, with lots of interwoven stories of people and their hidden pasts, amidst a milieu that includes the music industry falling down the toilet.

Walter Isaacson's bio of apple guru makes me wonder if buying the next new iPhone model is a mistake. The era is over, for better and for worse. Fascinating portrait. Steve Jobs

Amber Dermont imagines a complex teen hero, facing the horrors of prep school society, in a book that bears comparison to Catcher in the Rye--but more contemporary: The Starboard Sea: A Novel