Linky Friday 2/2: Arts and Parts Edition
Ar1: A long essay from the London Review of Books on J.M.W. Turner’s “Rain, Steam, and Speed.”
Ar4: An essay from 2015 about art forgery and why (some) art is astronomically expensive.
Ar5: An Oral History of Tony Kushner’s Landmark Play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Disclaimer: I went to college with Isaac Butler.
Mu1: Music critic and journalist Amanda Petruisch frets about her ears.
Mu2: She also writes about the difficulty of writing original music in light of the Lana Del Rey and Radiohead lawsuit.
Mu3: An obit of The Fall’s Mark E. Smith.
Mu4: Is it possible to have too much music? An experiment from one critic to listen to less in 2017 in the age of streaming.
Mu6: The enduring power of Sitting on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding.
The City and the Country:
CC1: When gentrification is about more than housing.
CC3: Renewal or Gentrification in a look at London’s Spanish-speaking minority.
CC4: The Case for the Subway.
CC5: The tricky nature of Philadelphia neighborhoods.
Words, Words, Words:
WWW2: Professor Nick Grossman on Facebook’s cowardly and counter-productive response to fake news. Disclaimer: I went to high school with Nick Grossman.
WWW3: How anti-Communist foundations and money shaped the American Writing M.F.A. program in the mid-20th century.
WWW4: In the era of peak TV, are writers getting a raw deal?
WWW5: The most brutal literary take-downs of 2017.
WWW6: The financial peril of the part-time librarian.