Happy Monday! In my Link Roundup this week, take a moment to look at The Old Man and the Sea Animated. It’s absolutely gorgeous. And for Joyce Carol Oates fans, don’t miss What is it that we really want from memoir?
- Are Books the New Tablet? “The iPad 2 was unveiled yesterday, sending concussive waves throughout the Internet. Many in publishing have met tablets and e-readers with a certain ambivalence, lamenting what seems like an inevitable decline of the printed word. But a new survey in honor of World Book Day, a massive celebration of reading in the U.K., has an encouraging finding for the traditionalists: Adults and teenagers alike still prefer the printed book.”
- Celebrate Women’s History Month By Finding Female Ancestors.“March marks National Women’s History Month, a celebration of the often overlooked contributions women have made to history. The month evolved from National Women’s History Week, established in 1978 by the Education Task Force of Sonoma County, Calif., to coincide with International Women’s Day… Celebrate Women’s History Month by researching your female ancestors. Here are a few of our online resources.”
- The Old Man and the Sea Animated. “In 1999, Aleksandr Petrov won the Academy Award for Short Film (among other awards) for a film that follows the plot line of Ernest Hemingway’s classic novella, The Old Man and the Sea (1952). As noted here, Petrov’s technique involves painting pastels on glass, and he and his son painted a total of 29,000 images in total.”
- Find a Story to Hear Wherever It May Be. “This week, a new company called Broadcastr (broadcastr.com) launched a free social-networking platform based on location-specific storytelling.” [Thanks to Mim Eisenberg of WordCraft for alerting me to this item.]
- Diggers at play frozen in time. “Thousands of photographs of Australian Diggers and other allied soldiers taken during World War I have been discovered in France, in a find hailed as “wonderful and thrilling” by military historians.”
- What is it that we really want from memoir? ‘The kerfuffle this week over “A Widow’s Story,” a narrative from Joyce Carol Oates about the loss of her husband and their many years together brings this question front and center again.”
- The Restoration of a Masterpiece. “A stunning video documenting the restoration of Luchino Visconti’s 1963 classic film, The Leopard. Even better, the video is narrated by Martin Scorsese, uber-director, cinema historian, and founder of The Film Foundation, one of the many organizations involved with the restoration.”
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