08 December, 2008

The #9 Museum Exhibit of 2008

Thank you, Time magazine, for your Top 10 Everything of 2008 feature. There are many new treasures in these lists, honestly. From the year's best Science Discoveries and Fiction Books, to the top Magazine Covers, T-shirt Worthy Slogans, Oddball News Stories, and, well, Non-fiction Books, there are fascinating finds and unforeseen pleasures to be shared here.

One entry, which especially struck my fancy, was the #9 choice for the Top Museum Exhibits of 2008: Tara Donovan, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

Some pictures, from a previous exhibition at the ACE Gallery:

Untitled, 2003
(Styrofoam Cups, Hot Glue)

Bluff, 2005
(Buttons, Glue)

Toothpicks, 2001
(Toothpicks Held Together By Friction & Gravity Only)

See more of the ACE exhibit here.

Introducing: 'Ben vs. The Dark Knight,' The Blog Category

The LA Times blog is reporting that AMPAS has reversed its decision to disqualify The Dark Knight's original music score for the 2009 Oscars.

The music, for me, was one of the most compelling bits of The Dark Knight, but I think--at this point--I can safely say that I HATE The Dark Knight, and every time I see it mentioned in print, I want to bludgeon the writer. Also, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight.