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20.4.08

In Brief: Is It Summer Yet?

LinksHere is your regular Sunday selection of links to good things in Blogville and Beyond.

  • The warning on this post reads, "This entry will be of interest only to that tiny minority of readers who both use the Chicago Manual of Style and enjoy pointless bibliographical research." If you see yourself in that description as I do, your destiny awaits. A reader responded in less than a quarter-hour to fill in one bit of the research missed in the post. Yet again, the Internets bring nerds together. [Languagehat]

  • Via Boing Boing, a cat playing a theremin. Srsly. The best part is the saucer-eyed dismay of the cat-musician's companion at the end of the video. "You call that music?" [Laughing Squid]

  • It is hard to imagine the Salle Labrouste, the main reading room of the old Richelieu site of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, being used for anything but the storage and reading of books. Through June 8, the room houses a special exhibit, a reworking of Sophie Calle's Prenez soin de vous, created for the 2007 Venice Biennale. Our favorite French art blogger has a review. [Lunettes Rouges]

  • The idea of this Web site is for people to submit two photos of themselves: one taken when they were children and the other taken recently, but in the same pose as the child photo. The results are memorable. [Color Wars]

  • Ban Al Sobotka twirling the octopus over his head? It's an outrage! [NHL Experts Blog]

  • From our own Mark Barry, mark April 30 on your calendar if you are in New York. [Free Arts NYC 9th Annual Arts Auction Benefit]

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