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17.8.08

In Brief: Assumption Hiatus

LinksHere is your regular Sunday selection of links to good things in Blogville and Beyond. There is not much activity out there, it being summer and all, but a few people are still posting.

  • The church of La Sagrada Familia is at once iconic and incomplete, a troubling conundrum. What is Barcelona going to do? [The Guardian]

  • We know, we know: our template sucks. If anyone knows a Web designer willing to make Ionarts look prettier, pro bono, contact me. [Out West Arts]

  • Here is your guide to reviews of the Glyndebourne premiere of Peter Eötvös's new opera Love and Other Demons. [Jessica Duchen]

  • You will want to read Steve Smith's interview with Kaija Saariaho, as well as the anecdote he left out of it. [Night after Night]

  • According to the latest calculations, a prototype of the European Union's digital library will be put online this November. [Le Monde]

  • Amy Winehouse should accept the invitation of the monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz in Vienna. The Cistercians could probably set that poor woman straight. [The Guardian]

2 comments:

Bruce Hodges said...

"We know, we know: our template sucks."

Wha--? Who's complaining? I think Ionarts is one of the cleanest-looking blogs out there, and the eye collage is at this point a very recognizable (and possibly marketable) graphic.

You could certainly add more bells and whistles if you wanted to, but I think there is something to be said for keeping it simple.

Charles T. Downey said...

Thanks for that, Bruce. Very kind of you. Yes, it's simple, modified just a bit from a basic Blogger template. Still, it would be nice to have something a little more original. We're working on it.