- Some well-known chefs come together to publish a cookbook in order to aid Syrian refugees. A great indication that we can't all donate $20,000 nor can we hop a flight and work in a refugee camp on the border. But we can all do our part to remind the world that this crisis isn't over.
- On the occasion of Taschen's new book on book covers, Paris Review looks at a history of book covers and at the style and function of book covers during the Weimar Republic. Man, can Taschen do no wrong? I'd have 10 of their books if they didn't cost $150 a pop! I was in their shop in New York City once and could have spent $1,000. I didn't.
- Maisonneuve Magazine publishes a lovely little piece about Montreal's Chinatown.
- We all recognize that self-satisfied smirk. Maybe not. New information about the intriguing smile of the Mona Lisa.
- A new Joseph Roth collection (translated by one of the best translators in the world, honestly, Michael Hofman) comes out next month. This is a collection of Roth's journalism between the two World Wars as he battled alcoholism and attempted to re-establish his name and career after not being able to keep it together. What a brilliant mind and what an incredible writer.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Helping Syria through soup, Joseph Roth in hotels, Mona Lisa's grin, book covers in Weimar Era, Montreal's Chinatown: Cultural Digest August 26
Posted by Gregory McCormick at 8/26/2015 07:45:00 AM
Labels: book covers, Chinatown, Joseph Roth, Mona Lisa, montreal, Rembrandt, Syria, Taschen, war
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