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  • Criminal case over handwritten lyrics to 'Hotel California' goes to trial

    02/21/2024 10:53:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    Yahoo! - AP ^ | February 21, 2024 at 10:31 AM CST | JENNIFER PELTZ
    NEW YORK (AP) — A criminal case involving handwritten lyrics to the classic rock megahit “Hotel California” and other Eagles favorites went to trial Wednesday in New York, with three men accused of scheming to thwart band co-founder Don Henley’s efforts to reclaim the allegedly ill-gotten documents. The trial concerns about 100 pages of drafts of the words to songs from the 1976 release “Hotel California," which is the third-biggest selling album ever in the U.S. Rare-books dealer Glenn Horowitz, former Rock & Roll Hall of Fame curator Craig Inciardi, and memorabilia seller Edward Kosinski face charges including conspiracy to...
  • Trier University’s Digital Coin Cabinet is Now Accessible

    02/19/2024 5:33:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    Arkeonews ^ | 20 February 2024 | Staff
    Historical coins are much more than just pieces of jewelry for collections and exhibitions and are of particular interest for research. The University of Trier has had a collection of mainly ancient coins for several years. The more than 500 copies have now been digitized and made accessible in portals. “The digitization of coin collections is a great benefit for science. Integration into databases and permanent access to a large number of coins opens up new options for research, but also for teaching,” explains Prof. Dr. Frank Daubner, the ancient historian responsible for the collection at Trier University. Researchers can...
  • A Cultural Constant: The Inspiration Of Yoko Ono

    02/18/2024 3:27:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | February 18, 2024 | Paul Sexton
    The Japanese artist has been a touchstone of popular culture for more than half a century. She retains such an energetic inquisitiveness about the world of art, it’s hard to believe that, in earth years, so to speak, Yoko Ono is now in her tenth decade on the planet. Born in Tokyo on February 18, 1933, the Japanese artist has conducted herself with great dignity and resilience as a prominent cultural figure for more than half a century. After meeting John Lennon when he was one of perhaps the four most famous people in the world, she has kept his...
  • Fifty years after it was stolen, Paul McCartney is reunited with his iconic violin-bass

    02/17/2024 8:06:37 PM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | Holly Ash · Feb 17, 2024
    As one of the last surviving Beatles shows us, never give up — not even after five decades: Paul McCartney is "incredibly grateful" after he was reunited with his beloved bass more than 51 years after it vanished and sparked a global search at the Beatle's pleading. The 1961 Höfner 500/1 bass guitar — bought by McCartney as a teen in Hamburg for a mere $37 before the fame — was stolen off the back of a van transporting the band's equipment on the night of Oct. 10, 1972, in Notting Hill, according to Höfner executives who launched an investigation...
  • Why Climate Protesters Should Keep Targeting Museums

    02/16/2024 3:22:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    ARTnews ^ | Michael Wang
    ON FEBRUARY 28, 1974, Tony Shafrazi walked into the Museum of Modern Art in New York and spray-painted kill lies all in red across the achromatic surface of Picasso’s Guernica (1937), in protest of United States atrocities in Vietnam. The next day, his action appeared on the front page of the New York Times, as he had intended: Shafrazi had notified news agencies in advance. On October 14, 2022, nearly 50 years later, Phoebe Plummer and Anna Holland walked into the National Gallery in London, opened a can of tomato soup, and splattered it across glass protecting Van Gogh’s Sunflowers...
  • Why the climate art protests are so powerful

    02/16/2024 10:56:20 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 52 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/29/22 | By Zeeshan Aleem, MSNBC Opinion Writer/Editor
    An angry scream. A pained moan. An astonished “Oh my gosh.” Those were the first three reactions that could be heard after two British climate activists threw tomato soup on one of Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings at the National Gallery in London in a video that went ultra-viral earlier this month. The emotional register of those reactions — rage, sadness, shock — were a preview of what was to come. They foreshadowed the most common responses countless people on social media had to the action, during which one activist queried: “What is worth more? Art or life?”
  • Scientists Have Designed the World's First True 'One-Way Glass' Using the Magic of Metamaterials

    02/15/2024 12:48:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    The Debrief ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2024 | CHRISTOPHER PLAIN
    Like something out of a science fiction crime drama, a team of metamaterial scientists from Aalto University says they have created a new material that will enable the world’s first true one-way glass. Unlike current technologies that limit the flow of light through glass, this metamaterial would be the first to allow virtually all of the light to pass through the glass in one direction while reflecting virtually all of the light coming in the other direction. “Glass that’s currently sold as ‘one-way’ is just semi-transparent, letting light through in both directions,” explains a press release announcing the metamaterial breakthrough....
  • Woman Formerly Known as Rachel Dolezal Loses School Job Over OnlyFans Account...Dolezal, who now goes by Nkechi Diallo, sparked controversy in 2015 when she said she identified as Black, despite being the daughter of two White parents

    02/15/2024 11:49:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    People ^ | February 14, 2024 07:14PM EST | Daniel S. Levine
    Nkechi Diallo, formerly known as Rachel Dolezal, was fired by a Tucson, Ariz. school district after administrators learned of her OnlyFans account. “We only learned of Ms. Nkechi Diallo's OnlyFans social media posts yesterday afternoon,” Julie Farbarik, a spokeswoman for the Catalina Foothills Unified School District #16, said in a statement to PEOPLE Wednesday. “Her posts are contrary to our district's ‘Use of Social Media by District Employees’ policy and our staff ethics policy. She is no longer employed by the Catalina Foothills School District.” On Tuesday, NBC affiliate KVOA reported that Diallo was an employee at the Catalina Foothills...
  • “Toxic”: Candace Owens Sounds Off On Taylor Swift [WATCH]

    02/15/2024 7:38:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    American Tribune ^ | February 15, 2024 | Will Tanner
    During an event on Tuesday, February 13, Daily Wire podcast host Candace Owens spoke out about Taylor Swift, describing the liberal popstar as “the most toxic feminist that’s ever existed.” Her comments came during a “Backstage” event for DailyWire+ subscribers in which she spoke with Jeremey Boreing, Ben Shapiro, Michael Knowles, and Matt Walsh. Beginning, Owens said, “Obviously, if you’ve seen what she’s even done in business and how she tries to manipulate her audiences like to get out of like, deals and contracts, she’s totally insane. Like she’s the most toxic feminist that’s ever existed. And what she does...
  • Florida Man arrested after vandalizing South Florida LGBTQ Pride mural, police say

    02/13/2024 3:56:17 PM PST · by xoxox · 50 replies
    News 10 ^ | February 13, 2024 at 10:33 AM | News 10
    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A man is facing charges in Palm Beach County after authorities said he purposely damaged an LGBTQ Pride crosswalk by doing burnouts in his truck. Dylan Brewer, 19, of Clearwater, is accused of damaging the Delray Beach mural on the evening of Feb. 4. Video released by the Delray Beach Police Department shows the driver of a pickup truck, with a large flag on the back, performing burnouts in the intersection, located at Northeast First Street and Second Avenue. Police said in a news release that the “reckless action caused significant damage to the streetscape painting,...
  • Ghana: UK Returning Looted Gold Artefacts to Asante King on Loan

    02/12/2024 5:55:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Africa Report ^ | January 28, 2024 | Kent Mensah
    In a historic move, Ghana has secured a 6-year loan of gold treasures looted from the Ashanti Kingdom during colonial wars. Some 32 items from British museums will return home, 150 years after being stolen. In a historic development, Ghana has successfully secured a six-year loan agreement for the return of gold and silver treasures looted from the Ashanti Kingdom during colonial wars, chief negotiator Ivor Agyeman-Duah told The Africa Report. The deal is the result of nine months of negotiations to reunite the Asante royal court’s precious regalia with the people of Ghana as the Asantehene (Asante king), Otumfuo...
  • NASA’s Juno Captures Stunning Images of Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon Io in Closest Flybys Yet

    02/12/2024 1:22:58 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2024 | By NASA
    Jupiter’s moon Io, its night side illuminated by reflected sunlight from Jupiter, or “Jupitershine.” Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS, Emma Wälimäki © CC BY NASA’s Juno spacecraft has conducted the closest flybys of Jupiter’s moon Io in over two decades, capturing detailed images with its JunoCam instrument. NASA’s Juno spacecraft just made the closest flybys of Jupiter’s moon Io that any spacecraft has carried out in more than 20 years. An instrument on this spacecraft called “JunoCam” returned spectacular, high-resolution images—and raw data are now available for you to process, enhance, and investigate. On December 30th, 2023, Juno came within about 930 miles...
  • Italy Donates Replica of Bull of Nimrud Destroyed by Isis to Iraq

    02/10/2024 6:33:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    THE ART NEWSPAPER ^ | 9 February 2024 | James Imam
    The 3D-printed reproduction of the Assyrian statue was previously displayed at the Colosseum in Rome and the Unesco headquarters in ParisItaly has donated a reconstructed Assyrian statue to Iraq in what has been described as a “miracle of Italian cultural diplomacy”. Constructed in the ninth century BC, the 5m-tall Bull of Nimrud was destroyed by Isis fighters in 2015, before Italian artisans made a copy of the monument using 3D-printing technology. The replica, which was previously displayed at the Colosseum in Rome and the Unesco headquarters in Paris, has now been permanently relocated outside the entrance to the Basrah Museum....
  • An ‘Incredibly Rare’ Roman Find in London

    02/10/2024 6:29:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Artnet ^ | February 9, 2024
    The site was the burial ground for some of Roman London’s first denizens.Archaeologists digging in London’s financial district have discovered what they think to be the first complete Roman funerary bed ever to be uncovered in Britain. The site, which holds remains of 2,000 years of the history of London, has turned up no fewer than five rare Roman oak coffins. The new finds, uncovered near the Holborn Viaduct, a 19th-century road bridge, date from about 43-410 C.E. The earth below London has only ever yielded three well-preserved Roman timber coffins, say the experts at the Museum of London Archaeology...
  • The Origin Of Airplane!'s Hilarious "Don't Call Me Shirley" Gag

    02/08/2024 4:00:05 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 37 replies
    Screen rant ^ | June 7, 2019 | Padraig Cotter
    It's the best joke from a film almost springloaded with them, but what is the origin of Airplane!'s famous "Don't call me Shirley" gag? Airplane! was written and directed by Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and David Zucker, with the comedy being heavily inspired by the 1957 b-movie Zero Hour!, which featured Sterling Hayden (The Godfather). The plot of Zero Hour! featured a World War 2 pilot forced to land an airplane after the pilots become ill with food poisoning.Zero Hour!'s combination of unintentionally hilarious dialogue and taking the silly events of the plot deathly serious made an impression on Zucker,...
  • Stolen Van Gogh Back at Dutch Museum After Being Anonymously Returned

    02/08/2024 3:19:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ARTnews ^ | February 8, 2024 | Daniel Cassady
    The 1884 painting by a young Vincent van Gogh that was stolen during a dramatic late-night smash-and-grab from a Netherlands museum will go on public display in March for the first time since it was taken three years ago, The Guardian reported Wednesday. Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring, bearing a deep white scratch from the theft on the bottom of the canvas, was shown at a press conference at the Groninger Museum this week. The picture was stolen from the Singer Laren Museum in the Netherlands on March 30, 2020, just as the Covid-19 pandemic prompted stores, galleries, and...
  • AI Deciphers Text from 2,000-Year-old Roman Scroll Burned During the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

    02/08/2024 3:17:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    ARTnews ^ | February 7, 2024 | Francesca Aton
    Greek writing inside a 2,000-year-old scroll burned during the 79 CE eruption of Mount Vesuvius has been deciphered by a team of student researchers. This latest development may lead not only to the discovery of a previously illegible text, but also pave the way for new applications of artificial intelligence to the archaeological field. The scroll hails from the luxury Roman villa Herculaneum and is one of more than 1,800 intact papyri turned carbonized ash, known as the Herculaneum scrolls, excavated in the 18th century. The scrolls that have previously been read relate to the Athenian philosophy of Epicurus who...
  • Munich Museum Alters Title of Painting Depicting Native Americans, Spurring Pushback

    02/05/2024 1:16:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    ARTnews ^ | February 5, 2024 | Alex Greenberger
    The Lenbachhaus museum in Munich has redacted part of the title of a 112-year-old August Macke painting depicting Native Americans, a decision that has spurred controversy in Germany. The Macke work, previously titled Indians on Horseback Near a Tent (1911), has been in Lenbachhaus’s collection since 1964, and has hung ever since with that name. But the museum recently changed it so that the word “Indians” now appears as “I******” in its English label, with a similarly styled version for its German counterpart. The right-wing tabloid Bild accused the museum of “woke madness” in its display copy for its story...
  • Jay-Z calls out the Recording Academy in Grammys speech

    02/05/2024 8:39:27 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 106 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/5/24 | Lisa Respers France
    “I don’t want to embarrass this young lady, but she has more Grammys than anyone, and never won album of the year,” he said of Beyoncé. “Even by your own metric that does not work. Think about that, most Grammys, never won album of the year, that doesn’t work.”
  • New Santa Barbara Museum of Art Director Cancels Show, Citing Lack of Diversity, and Terminates Curator

    02/05/2024 7:02:16 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 35 replies
    The Santa Barbara Independent ^ | Thu Feb 01, 2024 | Tyler Hayden
    The new director of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA), whose tenures at previous institutions were punctuated by controversy, has abruptly canceled a major upcoming exhibition over a lack of diversity among the two dozen represented artists. Director Amada Cruz also eliminated the position of the museum’s longtime chief curator, Eik Kahng. The decisions by Cruz prompted a searing response from the affected artists, who called her actions “outrageous” and “appalling” and said they continued “Cruz’s pattern of controversial leadership.” “We consider these recent developments not only alarming but also insulting — to us, to the Santa Barbara art...