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Mysterious Traveler: Frankenstein's Castle, Darmstadt, Germany

"It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils. With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet. It was already one in the morning; the …

Literature

Glenn Gould: Beyond Bach's 'Goldberg Variations'

Today, Sept. 25, 2012, would have marked the 80th birthday of Glenn Gould, and Oct. 4 is the 30th anniversary of his death. One can only wonder what Gould might have done had he lived a full life — he had many plans and spoke of them with customary enthusiasm — but I have no doubt that he would …

Glenn: A superficial look at a Canadian icon

<i>Glenn</i>, playwright David Young's four-hander about Glenn Gould, achieves what many might have imagined impossible: It takes one of the most fascinating figures in Canadian culture and makes him seem dull and irrelevant. At least that's the impression left by director Diana Leblanc's trying revival …

Classical Music

Glenn Gould Explains the Genius of Johann Sebastian Bach (1962)

The Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was one of the most brilliant and idiosyncratic interpreters of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. In this 1962 …

Leonard Cohen wins international Glenn Gould Prize

Legendary Canadian troubadour and poet Leonard Cohen has won the ninth Glenn Gould Prize for lifetime achievement in the arts and communication, it was announced Friday at a ceremony in Toronto.<p>Cohen, 76, is the third Canadian to take the $50,000 international honour, established in 1987 to …

The Arts

What the golden age of travel was really like

This #tbt, we’re kicking it back to the golden age of air travel, when flying coach was all glamour. Passengers wore their finest threads, the meals …

Flying

This seal is surfing on a humpback whale like it's NBD

The hottest new form of seal transportation in Australia is humpback whales.<p>This enterprising seal was caught hitching a ride on the back of a …

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Landscaping

Snapshots: Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …

Art

8 of the Spookiest Hotels Around the World

Artist Cultivates 1.2-Acre Field Into Massive Crop Art Paying Homage to Van Gogh

Displaying a talent cultivated throughout his lifetime, Stan Herd‘s aptly named “earthworks” are a uniquely rural form of art. His latest piece (a massive reformation of Van Gogh's 1889 <i>Olive Trees</i>) <i></i>sits in a field in Eagan, Minneapolis, gaining worldwide attention. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, …

Art

Are viruses alive? New evidence says yes

Evolutionary history suggests they evolved from ancient cells<p>Influenza, SARS, Ebola, HIV, the common cold. All of us are quite familiar with these names. They are viruses—a little bit of genetic material (DNA or RNA) encapsulated in a protein coat. But what we don’t really understand, and what …

Bat Tongues, A Marijuana Forest, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week