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16.5.10

In Brief: Late Edition

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to good things in Blogville and Beyond.
  • You know how you were told to do some stretches before you play tennis or whatever, to warm up your muscles? Yeah, actually not so much (with hat tip to Cronaca). [New York Times]

  • Have any American musuems gotten on the "Nuit des musées" bandwagon? I would love to skulk about Washington's museums at night sometime. [Le Monde]

  • Jessica Duchen is taking a brief medical-related break from blogging: we wish her a speedy recovery! [Twitter]

  • Henri IV, king of France, was murdered 400 years ago this week (May 14, 1610). [Le Monde]

  • Tyler Green announced this week that he will be moving his blog to Artinfo. Update your whatever it is you use now. [Modern Art Notes]

  • Hrag Vartanian asks some questions about Tyler's new digs. [Hyperallergic]

  • A great university president, Fr. David O'Connell of the Catholic University of America, is stepping down. [Whispers in the Loggia]

  • There was a great profile of professor and blogger Tyler Cowen this week. [Washington Post]

  • Speaking of Catholic University, Dr. Michael Cordovana, one of the most memorable members of the faculty of the school of music there, passed away this week. Former students are remembering his colorful and sometimes biting wit and the loving care he took with his students (pictures of him with Menotti are particularly wonderful). [Dr. Michael Cordovana Memory Page]

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