1. "Chicken with Plums," currently in theaters, is based on a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, the creator of "Persepolis."The movie is visually stunning, with its intricately detailed set and costume design — and absolutely no CGI. “I come from illustration and I love to do things with the hand,” Satrapi says, “When I make a movie, every detail, from the color of the brick to the skirt of a woman, the laces of the shoes, everything is of a major importance to me.” Satrapi combined live action, animation, and even puppets to construct a magic-realist 1950s Iran in “Chicken with Plums,” which tells the story of a virtuoso violinist living in Tehran. More.
(Photo: Still from “Chicken with Plums.” ©Patricia Khan, courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)

    "Chicken with Plums," currently in theaters, is based on a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, the creator of "Persepolis."

    The movie is visually stunning, with its intricately detailed set and costume design — and absolutely no CGI. “I come from illustration and I love to do things with the hand,” Satrapi says, “When I make a movie, every detail, from the color of the brick to the skirt of a woman, the laces of the shoes, everything is of a major importance to me.”

    Satrapi combined live action, animation, and even puppets to construct a magic-realist 1950s Iran in “Chicken with Plums,” which tells the story of a virtuoso violinist living in Tehran. More.

    (Photo: Still from “Chicken with Plums.” ©Patricia Khan, courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)

  2. The Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts. (Courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts) 
Residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties in Michigan voted to raise their own property taxes a fraction of a percent to help fund the Detroit Institute of Arts. The 127-year-old museum, which is home to work by Vincent Van Gogh and Diego Rivera, has struggled for years to sustain itself with diminishing government funding. More.

    The Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts. (Courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts)


    Residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties in Michigan voted to raise their own property taxes a fraction of a percent to help fund the Detroit Institute of Arts. The 127-year-old museum, which is home to work by Vincent Van Gogh and Diego Rivera, has struggled for years to sustain itself with diminishing government funding. More.

  3. bookspaperscissors:

    Book sculptures by Daniel Lai

  4. Coolest internship ever: Studio 360 is looking for sharp, enthusiastic self-starters, with or without radio skills, to participate in the program as interns.
Interns assist in all aspects of producing Studio 360. They sit in on editorial meetings, provide research assistance, pitch ideas, transcribe tape, gather materials for the website, and perform various tasks involved in running the office. Over the course of the term, interns learn fundamental radio skills (including audio editing) and will assist staff in producing segments for the show. Interns with audio production skills will receive more advanced training, as appropriate.
More details here.
(Image from janhorsfall.wordpress.com)

    Coolest internship ever: Studio 360 is looking for sharp, enthusiastic self-starters, with or without radio skills, to participate in the program as interns.

    Interns assist in all aspects of producing Studio 360. They sit in on editorial meetings, provide research assistance, pitch ideas, transcribe tape, gather materials for the website, and perform various tasks involved in running the office. Over the course of the term, interns learn fundamental radio skills (including audio editing) and will assist staff in producing segments for the show. Interns with audio production skills will receive more advanced training, as appropriate.

    More details here.

    (Image from janhorsfall.wordpress.com)

  5. Album Art

    Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer has an “aha” moment.

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, just arrived in theaters. It’s an adaptation of the September 11-themed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer.

    Before Foer became a novelist, he was an aspiring sculptor.  As a college freshman, he was introduced to the work of Joseph Cornell, the assemblage artist best known for his fantastical collaged boxes.  “I felt like this work was meant for me,” Foer told Studio 360 in 2006.  “The effect those boxes had on me was a feeling that I wanted to perpetuate.”

    Although he ultimately settled on writing fiction, Foer remembers, “feeling that way about art, it’s like a muscle and once you know how to use it, you can use it more and it gets stronger.  I didn’t know what it was like to love a work of art until Joseph Cornell came along.”

    (Photo: Jonathan Safran Foer at the Brooklyn Book Festival, September 2007. By David Shankbone, Wikipedia)

  6. Album Art

    Angelina Jolie on the making of “In the Land of Blood and Honey” — interview on Studio 360.

    The film is Jolie’s directing and screenwriting debut. Set in the former Yugoslavia during the civil war of the 1990s, it follows a love story between a Bosnian Serb soldier and his Muslim prisoner. The film is violent, political, and it’s performed in Serbo-Croatian by a local cast. “I was so excited as an artist to work with other artists from former Yugoslovia,” Jolie says. “What could we learn from each other?”

    (Photo: Angelina Jolie by Ken Regan/Courtesy of FilmDistrict and GK Films)

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