During the Renaissance, cabinet of curiosities came into fashion as a collection of objects that would often defy classification. As a precursor to the modern museum, the cabinet referred to room(s), not actual furniture, of things that piqued the owners interest and would be collected and displayed in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes is my 21st century interpretation of that idea.
Not everything is doom and gloom around here. Below is the following articles, blogs, and websites I found engaging, interesting, funny, or insightful during the past week.
- Ted Danson Shares Details on Planned ‘Bored to Death’ Movie
- I Am a Character in a Novel of Linked Stories
- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jane Goodall, Elie Wiesel answer the question, “Does the Universe Have a Purpose?”
- Spermaceti, and How to Replace It
- Susan Cain, the author of Quiet asks, “Are you an introvert or an extrovert?“
- 1982 Playboy interview with George Carlin
- Blair Waldorf Gifday
- NBC Signs Creator of ‘Downton Abbey’ for Drama About Gilded Age in New York
- 1950 speech by W. Somerset Maugham on the future of American writers (Still relevant in 2012)
- Does it matter if writers and directors are good people?
- Blog: Longform – New and classic non-fiction from around the web.
- Blog: Dead White Guys, Etc – Reviews of canon and contemporary literature, injected with animated gifs!
- Twitter: Chaucer Doth Tweet – Sample: A websyte for organisinge sharpe, hard-hittinge observaciounes about the bitter partes of human lyfe: Harold Pinterest