Destino An animated collaboration between Salvador Dali and Walt Disney. 1946.
The photograph was taken 2 years after the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling segregation is unconstitutional. Gordon Parks was an outstanding, prolific, African American, photographer who captured the dark side of American society in technically brilliant photos in an essay for […]
A detailed review of “How to Write a Thesis” a book written by author and intellectual Umberto Ecco. The book was originally published in Italian in 1977, pre-internet, so some technical info is outdated. It was released in English last year, 2015. It looks to […]
#Ukiyo-e, or ukiyo-ye (浮世絵, Japanese: [u.ki.jo.e], “pictures of the floating world”), is a genre of art that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes […]
Moving, famous, opera arias performed by equally well-known legends. The second video below, “the best of opera”, is a great opportunity to experience the truly exceptional. Do try a few pieces. They are single songs, not entire operas. You will recognize a few. Sit back and listen […]
One of my all time favorite films, if not top favorite: “Hero”, with #Jet Li. Chinese, with subtitles. An epic visual and aural masterpiece. A compelling story centered around the unification of #China. This post is for the music. This is a tiny segment of […]