Here’s a smattering of some of this week’s web ephemera that got our clicks.
Featured Image: “What a Pleasure” by Jackson Tupper
Over at First Things Dana Gioia encourages Catholic Writers to “renovate and reoccupy their own tradition”
Abigail Caroll’s new book Three Square: The invention of the American Meal is OUT. And on that note, our friends are hosting New City Arts Initiative’s 2014 forum: Art, Food, & Community in Charlottesville, VA.
Rarity as technological progressivism: the metals in our cellphones are irreplaceable, sacrificed for your game of Angry Birds.
An oldie, perhaps, but it’s Bjork and she’s a quirky sprig of imagination: Bjork Explains Television.
Lee revamps her own studio space into the dreamscapes Photoshop could only yearn to pixel-push (Jee Young Lee’s Room)
The ‘western’ favorite gets some ‘eastern’ flavor when Pakistani musicians play Brubeck’s ‘Take Five’ on traditional instrument.
Tunes for the Advent Season:
“It Must be Santa” by Bob Dylan
“Mary Christmas From The Family” by Robert Earl Keen
“Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues & Kristy McColl
“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” by Belle & Sebastian
“Silent Night” by Tom Waits
“O Holy Night” by Sufjan Stevens
Christmas Music of the 15th and 16th Centuries: Capella Antiqua Munchen conducted by Konrad Ruhland
“Virgin Mary (Had One Son” by Joan Baez
Sacred Harp Christmas Carols by Sherbrune
“Baby, Please Come Home” by Darlene Love
“Lo, How A Rose E’re Blooming” by Feist