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Flower Mound, TX – June 14, 2013 – FUNimation announced today that it has acquired rights to Ghost in the Shell: Arise. They plan to release a special edition subtitle-only Blu-ray containing the imported Japanese O-card, Blu-ray discs, and film strip along with an English translated art booklet. This special edition will be a limited single run printing of 2,500 units and will be on sale prior to FUNimation’s typical English language home video release. FUNimation will also be screening parts 1 & 2 of the OVA series in a limited theatrical run later this year.
 
Synopsis:
In this prequel set one year after the fourth World War, cyborg and hacker extraordinaire Motoko Kusanagi from the military’s 501st Secret Unit finds herself wrapped up in the investigation of a devastating bombing.
 
Bandai Visual is currently streaming the first 8 minutes of Ghost in the Shell: Arise via YouTube from June 14th to June 28th.  See video above (for English subtitles turn on close captioning).

It’s a small work of art — precisely the size of an old Savarin coffee can jammed with artist’s paintbrushes — but in the history of postwar art and in the career of Jasper Johns, one of the most important artists of the last half century, it looms large.
—  The New York Times on MoMA’s recent acquisition of Painted Bronze (1960) by Jasper Johns. 

My MST3K DVD collection is finally complete!

…until Volume XXVII comes out in a month or two.

I don’t have Volume 10, but I have 10.2, which is good enough for me at the moment. My biggest surprise came last week when I happened upon a (slighty beat up) copy of Volume 9 in a local used record store for the ridiculously low price of $38! It goes for 6 times that much or more on Amazon/Ebay. I also picked up a bootlegged copy of Season 0 from a booth at the Baltimore Comic Con last fall and the few episodes Shout Factory has given a solo release that weren’t already available in the Rhino sets at some point.

It’s been a long journey, but seeing all those boxed sets on the same shelf together is so worth it.

FLOWER MOUND, TX - April 4, 2013 - FUNimation announced today that it has acquired the streaming rights for The Devil is a Part-Timer! This 13 episode series is from the studio behind Steins;Gate and Jormungand and from the director of Shuffle! and The Future Diary. The Devil is a Part-Timer! will join the spring simulcast schedule along with Karneval.

Series will premiere on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 3:30pm ET/ 2:30pm CT and the simulcast will air Fridays at 3:30pm ET/ 2:30pm CT on http://funimation.com

synopsis:
Foiled by a hero when he’s inches away from conquering the world, the devil finds himself in modern-day Tokyo. With no real-world skills to speak of, the devil is forced to make ends meet flipping burgers at a fast food joint! To stall any further plans of world domination, the hero tracks the devil’s trail and takes on the lowly tasks of a telemarketer.

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January 10, 2015 - Home Depot acquisitions ($3.33 for 5" tropical plants) - I need help identifying some of these:

Bamboo palm - I love that this looks like a miniature version of the big floor plant version. Is one just a dwarf variety of the other?

Tiny silver leaves (name?) - I think this one would play nicely in a terrarium. The though had occurred to me to put it in the polymer clay planter I recently made since this would fill the whole thing right now (whereas the peperomia prostrata would need to grow into it)…but I did promise the planter to the peperomia. If this guy grows really fast, I’ll consider building another planter for it.

Silver fern (name?) - this looks like the kangaroo paw fern but its leaves are more silver. The roots have silver hairs.

Begonia rex fairy (from my Google search) - this one caught my eye. The leaves open with a slight twist at the centre like the rex escargot. Let’s see if this one can stay compact!

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Meet our new American art acquisitions. Two Tony Smiths and one Frederick Hammersley. These will go on view in July 2014 in a new space that will focus on geometric abstraction and pop art.

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Tony Smith (1912–1980), For W.A., 1969. Edition 3/6; welded bronze, black patina; 2 parts, each: 60 in. (h) × 46 in. (w) × 33 in. (l). Anonymous gift in memory of Robert Shapazian. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. ©Tony Smith Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Tony Smith, Untitled, 1960, 50 × 60 in. Anonymous gift in memory of Robert Shapazian. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. ©Tony Smith Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Frederick Hammersley, See Saw, 1966. Oil on linen, 44 ¾ × 44 ¾ in. Anonymous gift in memory of Robert Shapazian.  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. © Frederick Hammersley Foundation.

Huntington curator Jessica Smith standing next to Smith’s For W.A. for scale.

(Sorry for the broken link that we posted earlier! This one works, we promise.)

Casual day at the library - the science museum came to do a program for our Summer Reading kids! This is what I wear when I know I’m going to be crawling around on the floor with a bunch of kids all day, taking photos and helping build earthquake-proof houses out of toothpicks and marshmallows.


Adult circ/acquisitions/staff photographer/jill of all trades
Public library
Oklahoma, USA.

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We’re excited to announce these four new European art acquisitions. Says Kevin Salatino, our Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Collections: “We are absolutely thrilled about the acquisition of these beautiful and important works—rare finds all. Each one strengthens the European collection in significant and meaningful ways.”

You’ll be able to see these in person when they go on view on May 28 in a special installation in the Huntington Art Gallery.

Read more in the press release.

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Attributed to John Cheere (1709–1787), Roman General, ca. 1750, lead-tin alloy, 20 ½ x 14 3/5 in. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Pierre-Jacques Volaire (1729–1799), View of Naples in Moonlight, 1770, oil on canvas, 18 ½ x 26 2/5 in. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Pierre-Jacques Volaire (1729–1799), Scene of a Shipwreck, 1770, oil on canvas, 18 ½ x 26 2/5 in. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Harry Powell (1853–1922), Silver-Mounted Glass Centerpiece, manufactured by James Powell & Sons, Whitefriars Glassworks, London, 1906, glass, silver, and enamel, 15 x 10 in. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.