The Digest. 02.26.09.
Simon Starling at MassMOCA, on display through Oct. 31, 2009. (Photo by Hargo.)
- Ways to be cool.
- The Oscar-nominated short I Met the Walrus. (Thanks, Bucker!)
- Illuminating nature. (Eyebeam reBlog.)
- Painting suburbia: An interview with Sarah McKenzie (whose paintings will be on view at Jen Bekman in NYC through April 4).
- The Day in Museum Cutbacks: The High Museum in Atlanta, the Walters, in Baltimore, and the Henry in Seattle.
- S.F. city officials still want former Gap head’s museum somewhere in the city, even if plans in the Presidio are not approved.
- Museum attendance figures in England. The British Museum, Tate Modern and the National Gallery take spots one through three.
- Gone fishing.
- Better than gummy worms: Sugar boogars.
- A rare, pristine copy of the 1938 Action Comics that launched Superman into the world is coming up for auction.
- Legalizing pot would help California generate more than $1 billion annually. (Coudal.)
- Today’s Graff: Roa in Belgium.
- Shepard Fairey and Mannie Garcia, the AP photographer who took the famous Obama image Fairey borrowed for his iconic poster, to go on NPR’s Fresh Air to talk about the fair-use brouhaha.
- Architectural billings index hits an all-time low.
- Ada Louise Huxtable on brutalism, Boston and New Haven editions. (Arts Journal.)
- A letter from Latin America: Wallpaper has a photo essay on architecture happenings in the lower half of our land mass.
- Monster stamps. (NotCot.)
- Your moment of Star Trek, claymation Italian opera edition. (Sound Taste.)