Sunday, 22 September 2013

CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT




Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP, via The New Yorker.

As Oyster, a new app is launch hoping that people are looking for a new way to get access to books. Ian Crouch in The New Yorker poises the question: What does it mean to own a book? The app, usually called "Netflix for books", currently gives users access to more than a hundred thousand titles for a monthly fee of just under ten bucks. So, would you keep buying books or would you just 'stream' them? Read full article here.


 Image: Inside Chanel screenshot via Creative Review.

Inside Chanel is an ambitious online project telling the story of the fashion house and its founder, the amazing Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, via a series of online documentaries comprised of archive footage, photos and nice black and white graphics. Have a look at some videos and read full article in Creative Review's Blog.


Image: Stéphane Mallarmé via Wikipedia.

Poetry Isn't as Useless as a Lot of Poets Say It Is. The Atlantic posted an interesting article about a recent speech at Yale that inadvertently sums up what's wrong with the art form these days: Its gatekeepers believe poetry matters because it's poetry, not because of what it says.Read article here.

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