During the Renaissance, Augsburg, Germany fostered an important and diverse artistic community and was the center from which Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I organized his print and armor commissions. This thriving market cultivated artistic innovation and technological advancements such as etching and color printing. Listen here as University of Texas at Austin faculty, graduate students, and the Blanton’s museum staff discuss the city of Augsburg and its artists and citizens. The Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540 podcast includes nine tracks recorded and edited by Mary Myers/Blanton Museum of Art.
By Blanton Museum
<p>Ecclesiastes (or The Preacher) is the twenty-first book of The Bible. The author of this book is unknown but is considered by many biblical scholars to be Solomon.The author describes how all endeavors in life are in vain and a grasping for the wind, since all comes to naught in the end when we return to the dust from whence we came. The generations to come will not remember us. In the end, The Preacher admonishes us that the only purpose for man is to eat, drink and perform his labors under the sun and to do it with happiness and devotion to God.This reading comes from the American Standard Version (ASV) of The Holy Bible. (Summary by Robert Garrison)</p>
The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is primarily concerned with themes of justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness, and is told in the style of an adventure story. (Summary by Wikipedia)
<em>Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus</em> is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. Shelley wrote the novel when she was 18 years old. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818, and this audiobook is read from that text. Shelley's name appeared on the revised third edition, published in 1831. The title of the novel refers to the scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In modern popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as "Frankenstein" (especially in films since 1931), despite this being the name of the scientist, and the creature being unnamed in the book itself. <em>Frankenstein</em> is a novel infused with elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the "over-reaching" of modern man and the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, <em>The Modern Prometheus</em>. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. It is arguably considered the first fully-realised science fiction novel and raises many issues still relevant to today's society. (Summary from wikipedia.org, adapted by Cori Samuel.)
The Dangerous Minds Radio Hour is an audio extension of the same kinds of high weirdness and cultural fare found on display at the Dangerous Minds.net blog.DM contributors (and arch rock snobs) Brad Laner, Richard Metzger and Nate Cimmino (along with special guests), meet every couple of weeks to throw down obscure (and sometimes not so obscure) music in a sincere effort to entertain you, enlighten you and make you want to return for more. Brought to you by our partners at Alterati.
By Richard Metzger & Brad Laner
BBLiveShow is a live Internet stream that bills itself as the "best worst show on the Internet". It is the brainchild of Brian Brushwood who sometimes refers to himself as "a toddler beating on a drum". The show usually consists of Brian interacting with his co-hosts, the chat room, and occasional callers. Episodes start out with a topic of discussion, but often evolve into something else. Regular topics include a Viral Video Smackdown and Adobeshop Contest.
Pulp Crazy is dedicated to spreading the word on classic pulp literature. This is the podcast version, but a companion videocast is available on the website at http://pulpcrazy.com. Pulp characters, stories and creators are discussed Characters such as Conan the Barbarian, the Shadow, Doc Savage, Tarzan of the Apes and many more. Authors discussed include Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Rice Burroughs and more.
By Jason Aiken