Visiting the Graves of Artists

June 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Alex Rossi visits the graves of famous composters, poets and other artists in Venice, detailing the way they are buried.

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1920s Photography

June 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Over here at Arthur, we love marveling over art and then getting inspired enough to try making some of our own.  Over at the costume-making blog American Duchess, there’s a great post featuring 1920s photography, with notes on accessories and lighting.

Lello and Irmao

June 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Speaking of bookshops we love, we would also like to point out Lello and Irmao, a bookstore in Portugal that is stunning.  Looking at pictures of the store, we already know we would love to have a personal library this timeless.  The stained glass ceiling, the carved shelves and the dramatic, intricate stairs are all outstanding.  This place looks like something out of the Harry Potter movies.  It would be easier to believe this store was originally designed first as a cathedral.

Indie Bookshop Debate

June 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

Because we are a zine, we are interested in D.I.Y. and other indie endevours.  One of our favorite indie things is bookshops.  (For all our Lansing readers, we have a deep love for Curious Bookshop on Grand River.)  We have been following the recently stories about indie bookstores around the country being shut down.  We are sorry to see it happen. 

Recently, a Seattle bookshop was offered a booksigning with an author connected to Amazon’s new publishing arm.  Their conversation revealed some interesting things. 

Among other things, the author says that Amazon has been giving away emails to independent bookstores.  Since we are students, some of us have had to buy books off Amazon for school, and we are not necessarily on board with our emails being given away.  Even if this particular opportunity was a good cause, at what point will Amazon be sending out emails to a bad one?

Pokemon on the Subway

June 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Where is Courtney when you need her?  We wanted to ask her if this nifty little comic, about playing Pokemon on the subway, was true.

Egypt After the Revolution

June 23, 2011 § 1 Comment

Like many of you, we watched the recent Middle East revolution, fascinated and wondering what would happen.  Now that things have died down, so has media interest.  The lovely Natalia Sarkissian has published photographs of Egypt after the Revolution in Numero Cinq, showing a peaceful country.

“Talahomi Way” by The High Llamas

June 17, 2011 § Leave a comment


We here at Arthur often wish our lives were like the soundtracks of 90’s Wes Anderson films: vintage and classic, but in a way that feels fresh and quirky.  So imagine our delight at discovering The High Llama’s “Talahomi Way,” sounding like a forgotten bit of Beatlesque/Beach Boyesque that could sway past you every time you hit the boardwalk at sunset or the road to see your long-lost friend.

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