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25.5.08

In Brief: Memorial Day Edition

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

  • Images of vintage classical LP covers, created or inspired by pioneering graphic designer Alex Steinweiss. Yet another way you can waste time. [Boing Boing]

  • Susan Sontag was a lesbian, Philip Johnson was gay, and Robert Rauschenberg was gay. What do all of these rather important details have in common? They are all generally glossed over, if mentioned at all, in their obituaries. Get over it, Mainstream Media. [Modern Art Notes]

  • What am I doing this weekend instead of reviewing concerts? Watching the Pistons (against the Celtics) and the Red Wings (against the Penguins), of course -- oh, if only I could be back in Michigan this week. [Puck Daddy]

  • Joyce DiDonato describes a spectator's perfectly timed sneeze during her dress rehearsal for I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Bastille. She is co-starring with someone named Anna Netrebko (backed up by Patrizia Ciofi). [Yankeediva]

3 comments:

Mark said...

Go Boston!

Charles T. Downey said...

What? An enemy in my own blog. You're on notice, Mark! ;-)

Mark said...

Hmmm, Celtics now Hopkins..sweep