Arts Desk

Arts Morning Roundup: Porn Wins the Day at University of Maryland

Pirates

Good morning, y'all! Did you miss us yesterday? Bet you did! Especially the theater trolls! Top of the news pile this morning: According to the Student Press Law Center, the University of Maryland's Board of Regents opted to not make a constitution-violating anti-porn policy for the university. "The students couldn't be happier," Sarah Elfreth, the student rep on the board, told the SPLC. Good on the board, I say, and good on the students for defending what's important; free speech is the shit.

The one band everyone–save for me and NME–forgot to put on their best of the decade list, how to solve a Rubik's cube, more still on Dave Eggers' foray into newspapers, and more, after the jump.

- The "Best of the Decades" lists are EVERYWHERE. Here in the U.S., there's a lot of Brooklyn on these things. But in the U.K., where the taxes are higher and trust-fund rockers have to do more with less, the lists are also better. Why, just yesterday I was telling Ted Scheinman, "Someone should include Queens of the Stoneage's 'No One Knows' on a best of the decade list. It's timeless, even though it's like, seven years old." Lo and behold, NME includes the entirety of Songs for the Deaf on its 50 best albums of the decade. So, high-five, self! At least you're in touch with the Brits!

- Here's a step-by-step for solving a Rubik's cube.

- Hermione Hoby interviews Dave Eggers about that fancy ass newspaper he's putting out. It. Is. Surreal. On what newspapers do best: "Paper is a uniquely beautiful format, more so than the web, I think: you need to invest in the aesthetics. We're resurrecting practices from 100 years ago – like printing full-page comics. We want to give young people ways to engage with it, feel ownership of it." TRANSLATION: Make newspapers prettier, to hell with the costs! On how papers can survive: "[T]he main way they can continue to exist is to differentiate themselves as much as possible from the internet." TRANSLATION: Be slower, less amenable to correction, and more expensive, and everyone will love you!

- The new Call of Duty has sold twice as well as the last GTA game. I'm impressed.

OK, folks. Shorter roundup, I know, but it's Tuesday. I'll give you something big and fatty tomorrow.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

Comments are closed.

Comments Shown. Turn Comments Off.
...