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wnyc:

Classic first lines of literature in emoji. Well played, Slate. 
—Sean, sideshow

#1 is Tale of Two Cities, #2 is Metamorphosis, #5 is … Lord of the Flies??, #7 is Anna Karenina, #8 is Pride and Prejudice, #9 is The Old Man and the Sea, #11 seems like it should be the first line from Ecclesiastes but can that be right? This is going to bug us for the rest of the night.

Oh oh! #6 is Mrs. Dalloway!

Oh dear god and #3 is Lolita, isn’t it.

wordbookstores:

wordbookstores:

wordbookstores:

wnyc:

Classic first lines of literature in emoji. Well played, Slate

—Sean, sideshow

#1 is Tale of Two Cities, #2 is Metamorphosis, #5 is … Lord of the Flies??, #7 is Anna Karenina, #8 is Pride and Prejudice, #9 is The Old Man and the Sea, #11 seems like it should be the first line from Ecclesiastes but can that be right? This is going to bug us for the rest of the night.

Oh oh! #6 is Mrs. Dalloway!

Oh dear god and #3 is Lolita, isn’t it.

condenasttraveler:

The view at the @tribalhotel in Nicaragua. #dispatchfrom visuals director @jlymiller. #nicaragua #takemethere

condenasttraveler:

The view at the @tribalhotel in Nicaragua. #dispatchfrom visuals director @jlymiller. #nicaragua #takemethere

manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features documentary filmmaker Dyanna Taylor and art historian and author Judith Zilczer. 

Taylor is the director of the forthcoming PBS "American Masters" documentary on the life and work of Dorothea Lange. Titled "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning," the film looks at Lange’s life from her upbringing outside New York City, to her emergence as a major American photographer. Lange is best-known for her work chronicling the Dust Bowl era, but her oeuvre includes much more, including pictures of Depression-era labor strife, the internment of Japanese-Americans and early environmentalist documentary photography. Such was Lange’s stature that just after she died in 1966 the Museum of Modern Art devoted just its sixth retrospective of a photographer’s career to her work. 

"Grab a Hunk of Lightning" premieres on PBS stations this Friday, August 29. Check your local listings to see if your PBS station is airing it at that time.

Taylor has won five Emmy awards for her work as a cinematographer and director of photography, and as also won a Peabody Award for the “American Masters” episode “Winter Dreams: F. Scott Fitzgerald.” She’s currently at work on a documentary about James Turrell and Roden Crater. Taylor also happens to be Lange and husband Paul Taylor’s granddaughter. 

Throughout the Depression Lange was interested in billboards — one of America’s first mass media — and in the ways the messages on the billboards contrasted with the conditions she found on her travels. Lange captioned this picture Camped in the rain behind billboard: three families, fourteen children. On U.S. 99. Near Famosa [or Vamosa], Kern County, California. Keep an eye on MANPodcast.com today for more of Lange’s pictures of billboards.

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloudvia direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

guardian:

nprbooks:

The excellent folks over at the Guardian have put together a handy guide for figuring out whether you’re reading a gothic novel: Scary eyed villain? Virginal, fainting heroine? Spooky castle? Ghost? YES PLEASE! Also, now I REALLY need to read The Mysteries of Udolpho.

— Petra

Image via Guardian Books

Thanks for sharing, nprbooks!