Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Arts & Culture

What’s happening in the wider world of art and culture.

Today is International Children's Book Day (ICBD), an annual event based around the birthday of famed fairy tale teller Hans Christian Andersen. Meant to encourage a love of reading amongst people of all ages while calling attention to children's...
The LA Times has an interesting article about what basically amounts to an underground bunker in Washington, DC full of “a century’s worth of the nation’s musical and cinematic legacy” – or, more specifically, 100 miles of shelves stacked...
August 9th was the 160th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau's Walden, the celebrated transcendentalist's ode to living in the natural world. Part personal experiment, part social satire, Walden was a slow-burning success that has since become...
George Orwell is widely regarded as a literary pioneer, and for good reason. His keen awareness of social injustice and opposition to totalitarianism, largely inspired by the time he spent in Burma as an English soldier and policeman, have...

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