Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Posts Tagged ‘art’

Aug

23

2016

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What Will Become of the Home Where Walt Disney Lived When He Was a Loser?

Dreams do come true, and sometimes wilder than anyone could have imagined them, but sometimes they have to lay dormant—or get left behind, or rot, or even be given to someone else—for a long time before they can.

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Apr

18

2015

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Saved By Decapitation at the British Museum

This is the bronze head of the Roman emperor Augustus with eyes of glass and stone. An act of vandalism and desecration saved it.

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Feb

24

2015

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The world’s most expensive selfie surfaces after four centuries

It's Van Dyck's self-portrait, from the late 1630s. Now the world's most expensive selfie is one of its oldest.

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Apr

30

2012

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Movie musicals: Stuck in Renée Zellweger’s head for a decade

Something happened at the very start of Chicago that marked a pivot in musical theatre. In fact, what happened in the first five minutes of Chicago the movie could be said to have set the filmed musical on a new course forever, and few people even noticed it had happened.

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Jun

29

2010

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Street Seen

Tweet I don’t know how clever it actually is, but someone planted a gallery-type card on some street furniture in Chelsea. It’s an old steam vent (I think). He over-valued. Typical.

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