book and exhibition



Rap Monster: “My wings are [ the seasons ]
Jin: “My wings are [ BTS = Army Bomb = ❤ ]
Suga: “My wings are [ the sky ]
J-hope: “My wings are [ the burning fire ]
Jimin: “My wings are [ ‘ARMY’ ‘flowers’ ]
V: “My wings are [ the escape, the light amidst the darkness ]
Jungkook: "My wings are [ the flower path ]

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Today is Sesame Street’s birthday. We might not have everything in the whole wide world, but Grover is welcome anytime.

This book, from an exhibition marking the 10th anniversary of the show at our National Museum of American History, is now in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

On his Instagram this Veterans Day, Pres. George W. Bush highlighted his paintings of wounded warriors, saying that he thinks of them every day, as they are “remarkable men and women who were injured carrying out my orders.”

His full note:

“Over the past several months, I’ve painted the portraits of 98 wounded warriors I’ve gotten to know - remarkable men and women who were injured carrying out my orders. I think about them on #VeteransDay and every day. Their paintings and stories will be featured in PORTRAITS OF COURAGE - a book and special exhibit - next spring, and I am donating all my proceeds to @thebushcenter and our Military Service Initiative’s work to honor and support them.”

“It’s Too Wild For You To Handle“ For Gallery Nucleus

Gallery Nucleus is hosting a Bartkira Nuclear Edition Book Launch & Exhibition and the opening reception is tonight, Saturday April 9th from 7-10 pm PST.

The title of the piece is a direct quote from Akira, “I customized this bike for myself! It’s too wild for you too handle.“ The motorcycle is a metaphor and foreshadowing for Tetsuo loosing control, and being too thirsty for power he can’t handle. And in both cases Bartneda/ Kanebart, gets caught up because of Tetsuhouse/ Milsuo.

the neon frights on broadway - a halloween playlist filled with creepy showtunes that’ll give you some terrible thrills

prelude / the ballad of sweeney todd - sweeney todd // why are all the d’ysquiths dying? - a gentleman’s guide to love and murder // evil woman - xanadu // spooky mormon hell dream - the book of mormon // a freak like me needs company - spider-man: turn off the dark // it’s a dangerous game - jekyll and hyde // kiss of the spider woman - kiss of the spider woman // carrie - carrie // when you’re an addams - the addams family // suppertime - little shop of horrors // evil is hot - the toxic avenger // the time warp - the rocky horror picture show // crazytown - 35mm: a musical exhibition // dead girl walking (reprise) - heathers: the musical // why are all these heads off? - lizzie // when lily came - darling // ruination - we foxes // your fault / last midnight - into the woods // no good deed - wicked // the ballad of sara berry - 35mm: a musical exhibition //



Opening in April: “Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories”

“Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories” will be a new exhibition looking at the life and work of acclaimed author Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006), whose literary archive came to The Huntington in 2008. The show will put on view around 100 items from the collection—including journal entries, photographs, and first editions of her books.

The exhibition will be on view April 8–Aug. 7, 2017, in the West Hall of the Library.

Miriam Berkley, photograph of Octavia E. Butler, 1998. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Octavia E. Butler, notes on writing, “Tell stories filled with facts…” ca. 1970-1995. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

‘Iapetus: The Monolith Waits’ (2016) by Steve Dodd. A brand new painting from Steve Dodd, his first new space/scifi painting in nearly 30 years. It is based on Arthur C Clarke’s book of 2001 rather than the movie.

Steve Dodd is a US artist who was at his most prolific in the 1980s with works featured in Starlog, Omni and Future Life magazines along with European book covers, art exhibitions with the Hildebrandt brothers and a commendation from Arthur C Clarke. For various reasons Steve stepped back from the rough and tumble of the scifi art scene which was hyper-competitive and he eventually stopped painting. Over the last few years he has shared some of his work with me, most never seen outside his studio. With this spectacular painting Steve is most definitely back in business!

Years before the blog gained any national traction, the Roots’ Questlove shouted out Very Smart Brothas to his sea of plugged-in Twitter followers. Then, New York Daily News columnist and activist Shaun King started sharing VSB’s posts. Even the New Yorker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic, Emily Nussbaum, has mentioned them.

And this month, the HarperCollins literary imprint Ecco signed Young to a two-book deal.

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