One of the few things that I have always kept in mind about Chinese history, is its turbulence. It has had a plethora of both extreme beauty, and pernicious violence that over the centuries has resulted in some of the most striking art that can be seen today. In sharp contract from the Del Toro exhibition, Alternative … More Alternative Dreams: longing for 17th Century China
I managed to sneak in a quick visit to the LACMA’s exhibition Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715-2015 before it was taken off display on August 21st. It was a specially ticket exhibition, that cost extra to see along with a general admission ticket. I apologize for bringing this review to you after its … More Men’s Fashion is Important too: Reigning Men
Pokémon Go has been sweeping the world. More people are now using this app on their smartphones than even some social media apps. It has become a phenomenon to many, and some would argue just another fad. Here in Los Angeles where our lives are to a large extent influenced and dictated by what is … More Pokémon Go
Alright everyone, please grab a coffee, a tea, a glass of wine, whatever is appropriate for the time of day where you are- this review is going to be a tad long. I apologize in advance, there is just so much to cover! The new Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters exhibition on at … More At home with Guillermo del Toro, and his monsters!
Last week I was at the Natural History Museum in downtown Los Angeles, and I had the opportunity to check out their new temporary exhibition on display through October 2 Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs. According to the NHMLA website, a Pterosaur was a flying reptile that lived 66 to 220 million years … More Pterosaurs Exhibition: NHMLA
Two weeks ago I wrote a brief blog post for my lapidary club’s page about castles; how were they built, and what are they made of? When I initially picked this topic to work in conjunction with my club’s Facebook page, I had not taken into account my utter lack of knowledge about castles. I … More Geology and Masons: Ramblings on UK Castles and their trappings
We are all familiar with the concept of art ‘not being in style until long after the artist is dead’. I had the thought of revisiting graffiti and its historical and archeological importance this week after I decided to do a series of posts for my Lapidary Club’s Facebook page themed around ‘rock art’, using … More Graffiti: A Good Rat or Bad Rat?
I have mentioned before that I have always been a big fan of the cinema. I love going to the movies, and have slowly but surely persuaded my partner to come over to the dark side- we have popcorn with extra butter. For three years now I have kept running lists of the movies I … More Top 5 Films of 2016…So Far! [NO SPOILERS]
Hello everyone, long time no blog! Over a month has gone by and I have found myself with a bit of writer’s block, but hopefully something short and sweet will help me overcome it! The action of ‘visiting museums’ is hardly a science or an art form, but helpful tips can always be appreciated. From … More 3 Things to Bring to Museums… and 3 Things Not to Bring!
I caught an article headline on Twitter a few weeks ago by Robert Reid from National Geographic. I am a big fan of National Geographic, I like the work they do. I want to share a snip-it from this article here; one that I think is worth mentioning. Worth drawing attention to, and frankly work … More Museums = Overrated? a NatGeo article