David Little ’85, curator of photographs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and a member of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Advisory Council, has been garnering positive reviews for the MIA exhibition, The Sports Show, which, perhaps counterintuitively, offers “more social commentary than celebration,” as it looks at how photography, film and new media have transformed age-old leisure activities into the pop culture phenomena of sports in our day.
The exhibition catalogue, Sports Show: Athletics as Image and Spectacle, is available at The Bowdoin Store and The Museum Shop.
A new Maine-based reality TV show premiered this month on the cable channel Animal Planet. In the first three episodes of North Woods Law Maine game wardens don night vision googles to find poachers, deal with a lost black bear in a Portland neighborhood, take up a high-speed ATV chase, and conduct a back woods stake-out to arrest hunters who illegally hunt birds from their trucks.
More than 80,000 documents from Albert Einstein’s personal and public life are being archived online by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which received the trove of papers according to instructions in Einstein’s will. So far, the site features about 2,000 documents.
The collection includes a rare manuscript containing the scribbled formula e=mc2, as well as love letters, an idealistic proposal for a secret council of Jews and Arabs to bring peace to the Middle East, diplomas, travel diaries, notes on the general theory of relativity, and much more, The Guardian reports.
Enter the collection here.
While it’s long been known that reading “expands the mind,” researchers studying brain scans have now determined just how the detailed descriptions, metaphors, and character interaction of fiction can “stimulate the brain and even change how we act in life.”
Reading great literature, it has long been averred, enlarges and improves us as human beings. Brain science shows this claim is truer than we imagined.