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Artist Creates Shower Curtains That Kick You Out If You Stay In Too Long

Artist Creates Shower Curtains That Kick You Out If You Stay In Too Long | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
Everyone tries to conserve water these days, but it can be hard to find ways to cut back on water usage in our homes.And yet, no matter what we do to conserve water, people are generally hesitant to alter their shower routine, which is an easy place to start lowering the amount of water we use.London-based designer Elisabeth Buecher thinks she may have a solution to the super long showering problem- a shower curtain that evicts you when you've been in the shower too long.Elisabeth's curtain, part of he
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Turner Prize: Helen Marten wins 2016 award - BBC News

Helen Marten wins the 2016 Turner Prize and says she will share the £25,000 award with her fellow nominees.
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The Evolution of Pedro Almodóvar

The Evolution of Pedro Almodóvar | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
The Spanish director made a name for himself with raunchy, transgressive films. His latest is a tender adaptation of Alice Munro.
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50 Most Exciting Artists in Europe, Part I |artnet News

50 Most Exciting Artists in Europe, Part I |artnet News | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
The most exciting artists of 2016 work in mediums as varied as dance, activism, or science, pushing the boundaries of what art can be.
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OK Go outdoes itself with 'The One Moment' video

OK Go outdoes itself with 'The One Moment' video | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
Update on 'Today in Entertainment: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Turkey Day marathon, 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' review'
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Quite incredible!
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The Secret History of One Hundred Years of Solitude

The Secret History of One Hundred Years of Solitude | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
A half-century ago, Gabriel García Márquez, after yet another visit to the pawnshop, sent his now signature novel to his publisher.
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Anish Kapoor is Banned From Buying the World's Pinkest Paint | The Creators Project

Artist Stuart Semple has created the world's pinkest pigment—anyone can buy it, well, anyone except Anish Kapoor.
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Haha! Good for him! :-) (IIRC, the creators of Vanta Black turned around and launched an even blacker black immediately afterwards, so the joke's on Kapoor, anyway!)
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Moderne Kunst: Wo bleibt die Avantgarde?

Moderne Kunst: Wo bleibt die Avantgarde? | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
Der Fortschritt im Kunstbetrieb ist heute ein grosser Schritt zurück in die frühe Neuzeit.
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Cashing in on Tolkien’s Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch

Cashing in on Tolkien’s Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
J.R.R. Tolkien was so impressed by the beauty of nature during a visit to Switzerland, that he incorporated some of his experiences in his novels.
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Christopher Marlowe to get co-author credit in Shakespeare editions

Christopher Marlowe to get co-author credit in Shakespeare editions | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
An international team of 23 academics have decided that Christopher Marlowe’s work on the plays of William Shakespeare was extensive enough that he deserves a credit in future editions.
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JRR Tolkien's Middle-earth love story to be published next year

JRR Tolkien's Middle-earth love story to be published next year | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
Beren and Lúthien, a story of the perilous romance between a man and an elf, is one of a number of texts by the author brought ‘together for the first time’
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Why I Consider Burning Man the Greatest Cultural Movement of Our Time

Why I Consider Burning Man the Greatest Cultural Movement of Our Time | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
After 16 years at Burning Man, acclaimed author Daniel Pinchbeck assesses the countercultural event’s place in the global art world—and its transformative effect on culture at large.
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The 10 best-sounding concert halls in the world

The 10 best-sounding concert halls in the world | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
Vienna, Boston, and Amsterdam are as good as it gets, according to acousticians.
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Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Leo Villareal win London bridge light contest

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Leo Villareal win London bridge light contest | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
American light artist Leo Villareal and architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands have won a competition to create light installations for London's bridges
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The best films of 2016, according to 163 critics

The best films of 2016, according to 163 critics | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
The BFI has conducted its annual Sight & Sound poll, asking 163 critics and curators to pick their five best films of the year, and coming out on top is a German comedy about a dad playing pranks on his estranged daughter.
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The best SF and fantasy books of 2016

The best SF and fantasy books of 2016 | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
In a year in which new and important voices from around the world made themselves heard, Adam Roberts reflects on SF’s ever-expanding universe
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And the Braddie goes to … Peter Bradshaw's pick of the year in film

And the Braddie goes to … Peter Bradshaw's pick of the year in film | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
The Guardian’s film critic nominates his personal best of the year in cinema
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An introduction to To the Lighthouse

An introduction to To the Lighthouse | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
Focussing on Virginia Woolf’s representation of time, consciousness and the rupture caused by World War One, Professor Kate Flint reveals how To the Lighthouse is a carefully structured, psychologically complex novel that ultimately asks the reader...
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How to cope with loneliness | Oliver Burkeman

How to cope with loneliness | Oliver Burkeman | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
The new spin on loneliness is that we ought to welcome it, in modest doses
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Antikenmuseum opfert eine Dame zur Rettung der Skulpturhalle

Antikenmuseum opfert eine Dame zur Rettung der Skulpturhalle | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
Die Basler Regierung wollte die Skulpturhalle aus Spargründen schliessen lassen. Das Antikenmuseum Basel hat nun aber eine Lösung gefunden, wie sie den Ableger retten kann. Allerdings musste hierfür die Stelle der Leiterin geopfert werden.
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Man Needs To Practise, But Actually His Career Is A Pointless Extravagance Society Doesn't Want

Man Needs To Practise, But Actually His Career Is A Pointless Extravagance Society Doesn't Want | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
John Man, young musician and earnest believer in hope, courage, and beauty, says that he really has to do some practice tonight. He really does.
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Paul Beatty wins Man Booker prize 2016

Paul Beatty wins Man Booker prize 2016 | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
Author wins for The Sellout, a satire of US racial politics, making him the first American writer to win award
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A Visit to the CIA's "Secret" Abstract Art Collection

A Visit to the CIA's "Secret" Abstract Art Collection | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
The CIA’s abstract art collection isn’t as “secret” as a series of articles made it seem––but it’s more politically significant than it appears, and there are still unanswered questions. Here, exclusive photographs of the collection are published for the first time.
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Bob Dylan wins Nobel prize in literature 2016 – live updates and reaction

Bob Dylan wins Nobel prize in literature 2016 – live updates and reaction | levin's linkblog: Arts Channel | Scoop.it
The American singer songwriter Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel prize for literature
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