I give up roundup
Post #850 • August 11, 2006, 4:14 PM • 22 Comments
Current events, which turned my BOS-FTL flight yesterday into a 14-hour ordeal that cost me my deodorant, seem to have knocked art stories out of my usual media sources. Here's three. Have a nice weekend.
Links deleted in quote: "Emily Jacir live in Lebanon. Or would be if I'd linked to this on July 28 when she wrote it. In a related story, Jacir and others are calling for a 'cultural boycott' of Israel (more here), that is the 'cancel[ing of] all exhibitions and other cultural events that are scheduled to occur in Israel.'" Tyler Green, one of his "Afternoon Tidbits," plugging a website called, for crying out loud, ElectronicIntifada.net. Because the non-virtual one was making so much progress. I'm not going to presume anything about Tyler's position on this, and I will spare you mine. I'll say instead that the idea of depriving a nation of culture for humanitarian reasons is perverse, and not to frame this in light of recent, similar anti-Semitic efforts to boycott Israeli scholars is irresponsible.
5000-year-old gold-platinum alloy dagger of Thracian origin found. (Reddit)
Feeling blue? So will your artwork.