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Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 8 December 2011

Coming Through Slaughter (1976)(Novel)  By Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient (1992), Anil’s Ghost (2000), Divisadero (2007), The Cat’s Table (2011)).   This slim, unconventional novel takes place in New Orleans in the early 1900s and takes as its theme the inspired tragic life of the cornetist Buddy Bolden, one of the mythical fathers of jazz.  And as the birth of jazz, from fragments of blues and religious hymns is the backdrop for Coming Through Slaughter, Booker Prize-winning author Michael Ondaatje‘s novel is a lyrical,evocative mosaic of fragments: fictional first and third person observations, commentary and confessions, asylum records, photos, lists and more.  Coming Through Slaughter is an intimate, tragic and poetically contemporary look at the colorful, ebullient and iconoclastic life of a mythic and gritty, down and dirty early 20th century New Orleans amid rumors of jazz.  A must-read novel. (PR)

See our post on Michael Ondaatje’s novel, The English Patient, winner of the 1992 Man Booker Prize for Fiction and his novel Divisadero.  And for more on the theme of early 20th century jazz (and much more), our post on the marvelous novel Jazz, by the multi-award-winning author Toni Morrison.

Visit Michael Ondaatje’s quite active Facebook Page:  Here

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Pop Rides the News Cycle – Andy Warhol as Precursor to Twitter & Facebook

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 22 October 2011

Holland Cotter has written a superb and insightful article entitled “Pop Rides the News Cycle” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, looking at the work, and person, of Andy Warhol, his gimlet-eyed perceptions of the integration of news, commerce and art, and two exhibitions currently on view in the U.S. capitol, “Warhol: Headlines” at the National Gallery of Art and (through 2 January 2012) “Andy Warhol: Shadows,” (through 15 January 2012) at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.  Astounding.  Sharp, concise, deep, and clear.  A must-read, whether you can get to D.C. to view the shows, or not.

Excellent, but brief, slideshow, here.

Ndlr: scopophiliac, according to Wikipedia.

top image: Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/The New York Times

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Tweets, Likes, Art & Museums – Museums, Social Media & Technology

Posted by the editors on Friday, 18 March 2011


Carol Vogel has written an interesting article entitled “The Spirit of Sharing” as part of the the Museums Special Section of the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the use of the Internet in general, and social media, in particular, by a number of renowned museums in the U.S. and abroad.

And here is a link to a very dynamic site,, where, at last count, 17 museums offer up an interesting diversity of video…

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Facebook App Brings Back Removed Personal Profile Data

Posted by the editors on Monday, 3 May 2010

Give Me My Data


A screenshot of Owen Mundy’s Facebook friends.

Riva Richmond has written an post entitled “Facebook App Brings Back Data” in the Gadgetwise blog in the Personal Tech section of The New York Times dicussing the app capable of retrieving  personal data (prose entries) removed from personal profiles by Facebook following their recent modifications, making way for their “open graph” and “instant personalisation” offensives.  Phew!!…
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Stolen Facebook Accounts for Sale on Online Criminal Marketplaces

Posted by the editors on Monday, 3 May 2010

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Mark Zuckerberg, a founder of Facebook, the social networking site that says it has sophisticated ways to defeat fake accounts.

Riva Richmond has written a short article entitled “Stolen Facebook Accounts for Sale” in the Internet section of The New York Times discussing the findings of iDefense Labs, VeriSign’s Security & Vulnerability Research Labs stating that real and fake Facebook accounts are illegally available for purchase on several online criminal marketplaces, a claim played down by Facebook.  More phishing and malware to give you more headaches.
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