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.
Another week, another better living through chemistry. When this gets posted, I’ll be in Lansing presenting on Golden Age: Comics and Graphic Novel Resources in Libraries along with Kristin and Andrew.
My mania has been kicking in when I’ve been at work and leaving it at work isn’t an option, so I carry the work home and I work late at home, then I finally crash. The mania is not necessarily chemical based, but this need to finish all the things. At some point, everything will finally stabilize.
- Richard III: The king in the car park
- Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome
Weekly watching: Stella, The Vampire Diaries, Dancing on the Edge, Mr. Selfridge, Banshee, Portlandia, Top Gear UK, House of Lies, Elementary, Spartacus, The Americans, Archer, and Project Runway
- The Princess and the Trolls: The Heartrending Legend of Adalia Rose, the Most Reviled Six-Year-Old Girl on the Internet
- 6 Possible Secrets to Happiness
- The History of the Parking Meter
- Medieval Manuscript Peed on by a Cat
- Why a one-room West Virginia library runs a $20,000 Cisco router
- Morrissey Will Not Play “Jimmy Kimmel” Because “Duck Dynasty” Cast Booked for Same Episode: “As far as my reputation is concerned, I can’t take the risk of being on a show alongside people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers.”
- You can apply to be a beta tester for Harvard University Press’ new digital Dictionary of Regional English
What have you read/watched/listened to this week?