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Ulysses, James Joyce’s landmark novel, is considered a classic piece of modernist literature. In this ode to Homer's epic poem the Odyssey, Joyce particularly attempted to capture his home city of Dublin quite precisely, even using characters that closely...
You may be surprised to see that this post is about commas, apostrophes and quotation marks. And yes, there are trickier punctuation mark selection decisions out there, like whether to use a hyphen or en dash, or colon or...
Shawn Michael and Rachel Eva make up the artist working group Work of My Hands and their latest endeavor is the exploration of Electricity in Art. Their website outlines the appeal: Artwork in this collection utilizes electricity to highlight contours,...
This should be interesting to anyone who shares our passions for notebook-culture and history's great artists and minds: a peek inside Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook from the early 1840’s! NPR’s Krulwich Wonders blog gives us just such a peak...
February is a month for lovers. Cupid, St. Valentine, your friendly neighbourhood librarian. Yes, that's right. This month isn't just one to celebrate your sweetheart, it's also Library Lovers Month, a time to remember the very important role that...
Mother’s Day’s around the corner and I’m reminded of an issue I’d heard about a few years ago: the myth (or truism? You decide) that one can’t be both a mother and a successful artist. While the truth of...
Our new Still Life Burst cover is based on a painting by Jan van Huysum (1682–1749) that seems to burst off the canvas. A seduction of the eye and a jolt of passion for the soul, Van Huysum's “still...
If you've ever watched Antiques Roadshow, you've no doubt taken a closer look at your own furniture and artworks and wondered whether they could hold hidden riches. And while stories of people finding forgotten masterpieces behind a wall or...
Los Angeles artist Mike Stilkey paints and draws not only on vintage paper, record covers and book pages, but on the book covers as well! Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer Stilkey creates whimsical, and...
We love libraries because they are home to books. And when said books are also home to libraries? Well, that's even better! Libraries turn up as settings, even as characters themselves, in works of art more often than you would think....