Modern art was CIA ‘weapon’ »

Wow… via @ssummers “how the spy agency used unwitting artists such as Pollock and de Kooning in a cultural Cold War” A choice bit: “The Congress for Cultural Freedom also gave the CIA the ideal front to promote its covert interest in Abstract Expressionism.”

The Kid Should See This. »

A collection of “off-the-grid-for-little-kids videos and other smart stuff” compiled by @riondotnu and her three year old. The videos run the gamut, as noted on the site:

“There’s just so much science, nature, music, arts, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven’t seen. It’s most likely not stuff that was made for them…

“But we don’t underestimate kids around here.”

If we don’t, remember me. »

A stunning use of film. In some cases the scene smashes you over the head, in others it is so subtle as to almost go unnoticed until it lightly tickles the back of your brain.