Saturday, August 29, 2020

More COVID Innovation: A Drive-Through Art Exhibition

GOOD FOR WHAT AILS YOU:  Viagra, Cialis may help boost colon cancer survival.

BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU IT IS:  Younger red wine ‘more beneficial’ than aged wines, study finds. “Younger red wines are likely to be more beneficial than aged wines, a new study from Australia has found, due to the significant decrease in healthy antioxidants in wine over time.”

The Ongoing Reckoning In The Publishing World

Publishing has rather a lot to do to catch up in the diversity, equity, and inclusion fronts. Lisa Lucas, the outgoing director of the National Book Foundation, who is Black, says, “What do you do with data that tells us we’re not diverse enough for the year 2020? We make the culture — we make books. If we are serving a whole country, then we need people within our publishing houses who reflect what our country looks like.” – GEN

Why we hoard. Stuff attracts more stuff, and accumulation has a powerful logic rooted in history  and biology 

DON’T LET THEM TOUCH REGULAR VITAMINS OR THEY’LL EXPLODE: Strange Forms of Vitamins Called ‘Antivitamins’ May Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs.

More COVID Innovation: A Drive-Through Art Exhibition

Leave it to the ingenious Dutch. With both the Rotterdam Ahoy conference and exhibition center and the city’s Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen closed due to the pandemic, the two institutions got together to use the Ahoy’s large space to display video installations that visitors can view from vehicles. Electric cars only; if you don’t have one, you can borrow one on site. – Deutsche Welle

Unexpected Dance: Alongside A London Canal

This free, Instagram-advertised event is DistDancing, one of the few opportunities to see live dance at the moment and its founder Chisato Katsura is a member of the Royal Ballet. Katsura, 23, moved to a new flat during lockdown and her landlord, Russell Gray, also owns Hoxton Docks, a former coal store turned performance venue. – The Guardian

Kenneth Bernard, Playwright Of The Ridiculous, Dead At 90

“By day Dr. Bernard was an English professor at Long Island University, a job he took in 1959 and held for more than 40 years. By night he was a central figure in the experimental theater movement that began bubbling up in the small performance spaces of Midtown and Downtown Manhattan in the 1960s. His works were a favorite of John Vaccaro, the director behind the Playhouse of the Ridiculous, whose assaultive, anarchic productions were part of the stew that gave rise to punk, queer t