Posts filed under “Weekend”

Jackson Pollock’s Hidden Name?

Did the Abstract Expressionist hide his name amid the swirls and torrents of a legendary 1943 mural?

That is the case an art historian makes for a signature gesture:



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Decoding Jackson Pollock
Henry Adams
Smithsonian magazine, October 2009

Category: Weekend

Tracking New England Fall Foliage

Yes, there is a website for this: > click for updated map

Category: Travel, Weekend

Your Coffee Sucks!

Note:  I originally published this in 2004, but since it was orphaned at the old site, I figured I should bring it here. > I’ve been to your home or apartment. We’ve broken bread, drank some wine or beer, had a few laughs and a good time. Its getting late, and some caffeine would be…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Protect Insurance Companies PSA

Hollywood speaks out to help insurance companies: Protect Insurance Companies PSA from Will Ferrell

Category: Humor, Weekend

Ultra Low Cost Space Photography

> 2 MIT students put together Project Icarus — an ultra low cost rig which they lofted a digital camera via weather balloon to the edge of space. Ingredients: Helium, a styrofoam beer cooler, a cheap Canon A470 camera, and instant hand warmers to prevent the camera batteries from freezing. They added a prepaid GPS-equipped…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Curb Your Enthusiasm/Seinfeld Tonite

I am totally looking forward to tonight’s premiere episode of the new Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO. I was a big Seinfeld fan, and am now an even bigger Curb fan. I love the concepts Larry David uses in the show — the Restaurant/Tourettes finale, the Mel Brooks/Producers arc, and now the Seinfeld reunion. Just…Read More

Category: Humor, Television, Weekend

Celestial Sphere

click for ginormous photo > This is the entire celestial sphere as seen from the best vantage points on Earth. The 800-million pixel image comes from the European Southern Observatory’s GigaGalaxyZoom project. The Milky Way, viewed edge-on, shows its central bulge and both dark and glowing nebulae – birthplaces of new stars. > Sources: ESO…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Speech-Less: Tales of a White House Survivor

There is an excerpt of Speech-Less: Tales of a White House Survivor by ex-Bush speechwriter Matt Latimer in this month’s GQ. I wouldn’t have paid much attention to this — although some of it is hilarious — except for the knee jerk response from the former Bushies. See Bush vets: Who is Matt Latimer?. I…Read More

Category: Politics, Really, really bad calls, Weekend

Small Venues, Big Acts

I grew up on Long Island. I was always conscious of the good and bad of the place. How can you not have mixed feelings about suburbia? The oppressive sterility of the central spine on either side of the LIE? Of the boredom of suburban life — especially as kids, of the Stepford wife/identical house…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Discovering the Hudson, 400 Years Later

In 1609, Henry Hudson made his famous exploration of the river that now bears his name. One reporter hitches rides up that river today, to see what Hudson would find today.

Category: Weekend