Category Archives: Art

Jules et Jim: A Look Back at Truffaut’s Best


Oh, how the days of my youth sitting in movie theaters throughout New York City, spring redolent with peanuts, popcorn, and the unique smell that art theaters had.  I watched the films of the day for hours well spent while … Continue reading

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Violins: Are the Old Masters Really Better?


As you might expect, a lot of research has been done on the construction and acoustics of the violin.  Just try Googling violin acoustics.  The Guarneris,  Amatis,  and Stradivarius may be like great wine, a matter of taste and perception. … Continue reading

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Journalist on the Run!


Janet (Journalist on the Run) is a recent find and spirit at large.  Her blogs capture her passion for life and is worth looking at.  I would recommend her visiting Central and South America;-) – Carlos Shebeen Flick. http://janetnewenham.wordpress.com/about/

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Why Art?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csBzlE-PQOU

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Buy for me the rain, traz-me lírios e malmequeres


“Buy for Me the Rain” was the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s first hit in 1967 and it hung on the wall of a close friend for many years.  It has always danced through my mind when I think of her. … Continue reading

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BLU Movies


Blu Murals in Berlin and Lisbon                       Blu Murals in Motion http://www.blublu.org/        

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Indus Valley Script


I am far from being even an amateur sleuth of lost languages but I admire the work of epigraphers.  Today I found a TED talk on the Indus Valley Script.  The Indus valley civilization goes back to the third millennium, bce and link … Continue reading

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