PL Found in Translation?

    Polish Literature, English versions (you do have all the time in the world, right?)

    https://culture.pl/en/article/10-polish-fiction-in-translation

    Comix Grrrl Sadism

    The list of atrocities and abuse - but the bitch asked for it.

    All's hell that enda hell.

    https://www.lby3.com/wir/women.html

    yay, disco is back!

    Gloria Gaynor washing her hands to I Will Survive is the hand washing video I didn’t know I needed pic.twitter.com/3HotD7RsS6

    — grant stay home pls (@urdadssidepiece) March 12, 2020

    A star is born

    Note 96K likes and 29.4 comments, not to mention the audience reaction at the end of the clip:

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    Just Curious

     

    Who's still around these parts?  I see Flavius, AA, jollyroger and rmrd as "readers" and, naturally, a few of the headline gang.  Since I'm not here on a regular basis I'm sure I'm missing some ... but who?  I'd truly be saddened to think this wonderful place has become a virtual water cooler.

    Even so, just being here makes me smile.

    Definitely not an anti-colonialist

    Happily certified as a Member Of The Most Excellent Order Of The British Empire:

    Sheila Atim: ‘I had impostor syndrome until I picked up my MBE https://t.co/zLrrADZcZM

    — Guardian culture (@guardianculture) February 8, 2020

    When You Can’t Go Home Again: Immigrants and Artists Reflect

    The review of this show reminds me that I have noticed a trend in elite and expensive contemporary art, especially as wealthy collectors are global, to seek out and regard new immigrant talents in MFA programs, especially African diaspora. Partly because at this point in time Africa is seen as where all the cultural excitement is. This seems to aggravate some Afro-American artists, who feel that they deserve this moment in the sun first.

    Papyr R Us or Da Hammurabi Code

    Hobby Lobby gets a new claim to fame in the Egyptology/Biblical Origins trade

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/jan/09/a-scandal-in-oxford-the-cur...

    Create a delusion: MAGA YouTube playlist!

    Obama's favorite movies & TV shows of 2019

    "My City Was Gone", Addis version

    Ethiopian cartoonist documents culture flux - could be any major city (hat tip AA - Art App, not Addis Ababa...)

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/dec/27/from-kiosks-to-concrete-j...

    Schjeldahl''s "The Art of Dying", published Dec. 16, 2019

    Neuromancer grown up: Future as Past

    We're already living he future - not as a singularity, but as a haphazard assault on the senses.

    Will we survive? How even to process this as a writer - there's nothing ooh-aah that's not taken over in 5 seconds by something outlandish on the outside, either political ore technological or societal. The Seer is struggling to keep up.

    William Gibson:

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/12/16/how-william-gibson-keeps-h...

     

     

    Tinder in 1850

    Maus Over: A Look in the Spiegel, Man

    [worth holding around longer than In The News pieces]

    While Art Spiegelman became the persona he'd resisted:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2008/10/making-comics-after-mau...

    Fascinating read how comic book heroes grew up mainly as creation of mainly underclass Jews as some kind of New York groundswell of response to rising fascism:

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