Though I rarely do so, it’s shameless plug time:
Take a trip over to the Imagitron, aka Simon Stalenhag’s art gallery: link HERE. Wander through his dystopian landscapes, each image packed with recognizable cultural references and more than a little irreverent humor. Looking over the store, lots of these images are available for purchase, and at reasonable prices, too. Thanks to Simon down in Melbourne, OZ, for the heads up.
Going to be in New Jack City tomorrow? Peter and the Wolf is being put on at the Guggenheim, Frank Lloyd Wright’s circuitous gallery right off Central Park. Five in the evening, be there or be square, right?
And speaking of Dystopiaville – and relevant to current events, I’d say – an interesting piece at the NYTimes yesterday about relativism in reporting, and how people are approaching the news these days. Another from the New Yorker looks at donor sponsored disinformation campaigns. Both quite entertaining.
Heartening to read yesterday about former president Bush (41) and senator Dole visiting the Pearl Harbor memorial on the anniversary of the attacks.
Writing up here on the mountain, and digging out from the latest storm, with another big one due this weekend. A very balmy -20F last night, but Orion was spectacular. And speaking of spectacular, check out this (large) image:
This portrait of the Fornax galaxy cluster sent by longtime reader Simon, taken somewhere down on the bottom side of the world. The smudgy “stars” are in fact galaxies, similar to the small spiral galaxy seen top center, some edge on, others obliquely. This image (c)2016 Simon W; taken with a Takahashi Epsilon 130 reflector on a Paramount MyT equatorial mount, exposures: 3×90 seconds L channel only.
Have a good, warm weekend, wherever you are, and see you next time.