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What I'm With isn't It

Need sugqgestions for loud, aggressive, violent music that is contemporary (2014). I have a great back catalogue of stuff from ten and twenty years ago, but nothing from this decade. [more inside]
posted by sandraregina on Apr 7, 2014 - 12 answers

What's it really like living in extreme poverty in the developed world?

What's it really like living in extreme poverty in the developed (western) world? I am writing a dystopian sort of post-mini-apocalyptic novel. The themes are investigating something else, but for a realistic setting, I would like to know real stories (anecdotes & journalistic) about living in a contemporary semi-urban environment where resources are scarce. Stories detailing daily life post-katrina, war-torn environments in Europe, experiences of low income people who can not easily access nutritious food, medicine, clothing, information/Internet/tv - anything a middle class person in Australia might take for granted and not even consider - for example (can't remember source) a diabetic without regular power will be at extreme risk, because of an inability to securely store insulin. What's it like living in an environment where the invading force are unpredictable? What freedoms do you lose, what work arounds do you pursue? How differently does the community act, faced with these problems - and in what ways does it bring them together, and in what ways does it divide them? (I wish to avoid fictional accounts).
posted by b33j on Feb 4, 2014 - 26 answers

Are there any adult fiction writers for guys anymore?

I want to become a reader again, but my latest trip to the bookstore made me sad. Ignoring the fact that it was hard to find fiction books amidst the tablets, the toys, and the teen fiction section, I found an assortment of 'chicklit', Tom Clancy, Steven King, Dean Koontz and an assortment of right-wing survivalist fiction. I want to find something that isn't David Sedaris. I want to find something that isn't non-fiction. I want to find something that isn't ... isn't this... Aren't there any great under-the-radar-haven't-been-overhyped-into-michael-crichton-yet authors? Or is this it... have I reached the end of an appreciation of fiction and I am now condemned to purgatory with nonfiction and biographies? Help! [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Dec 4, 2013 - 62 answers

Recent Entry-Level Science Fiction

In search of accessible contemporary SF—help! [more inside]
posted by xenization on Oct 22, 2013 - 24 answers

this codex kills fascists?

What are some Biblical characters (OT or NT) whose deeds might be considered inspirational by a contemporary, secular, social justice-oriented audience?
posted by threeants on Oct 5, 2013 - 19 answers

point me to underground contemporary hip hop!

Please turn me on to excellent hip hop tracks produced in the last few years, but not released on any major label -- I'd love to hear stuff you can only get on bandcamp, or soundcloud, or on some scrappy self-produced website. I'll be hosting a 90-minute hip hop show on my local community radio station in a couple of weeks and I need sweet tracks! Suggestions of tracks by hip hop artists from elsewhere than the U.S. also more than welcome. Muchas gracias, amigas y amigos!
posted by slappy_pinchbottom on Oct 1, 2013 - 24 answers

Mysterious classical piece

There is an aria/section of a classical piece in my head I cannot identify. There is a soprano or mezzo-soprano solo (with an orchestra behind I think, though I cannot remember any details of the music), who sings a line that is something like "never seen his face (possibly "this place") before". It also contains a chorus shouting in between the soloist's phrases, with children's or an amplified child's voice quite prominent in parts of this shouting. [more inside]
posted by solarion on Aug 1, 2013 - 5 answers

Books/Websites with Photos of Contemporary/Minimalist Interiors

I absolutely adore minimalist, bare-bones style, and I can't get enough of looking at big, spacious home interiors with almost no clutter. I'd like to find books or online resources like Taschen's 100 Contemporary Houses, just not $60. [more inside]
posted by Unangenehm on Jul 12, 2013 - 5 answers

I read way too many books by white dudes.

I'm looking for recommendations for contemporary(ish) literary fiction written by folks who are not white men. [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on May 7, 2013 - 55 answers

virtunotso

Who are some really good contemporary singer-songwriters that perform often or mostly on guitar, but are not particularly better than average when it comes to technical skill at the instrument itself?
posted by threeants on Apr 25, 2013 - 14 answers

Need Suggestion for Photographer of Women

I'm looking for suggestions for a contemporary art photographer who's spent time photographing women of different ages and and sizes and shapes. I'd simply like to view the work online or buy a book if the work has been published. [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Apr 20, 2013 - 7 answers

How can I find this 20th-century orchestral track I heard 20 years ago?

Twenty years ago I came across an album of twentieth century music and I'm pretty sure it was from some music festival - the Osaka or Ojai festival? - featuring 20th-century orchestral composers. And this particular track featured musical glasses and had "Mountain" in the title. Where do I begin hunting? [more inside]
posted by jimmymcvee on Apr 5, 2013 - 5 answers

OMG, storytelling in journalism is changing. What to read abot this?

Here's an European writing a book/thesis about storytelling in journalism. What texts (linguistics, literary theory etc – preferably *not* mass communication theory) might help in analysing contemporary changes in that field? [more inside]
posted by earthwormsleg on Jan 24, 2013 - 2 answers

What's it like to live in Shanghai from a native's perspective?

Recommendations for Chinese literature that presents average Chinese citizens in context of a modern Chinese urban setting [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Aug 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Rights issues recording contemporary classical piano music

I’m a pianist living in Canada and I’m interested in recording (and making commercially available) solo classical piano music by living Canadian composers – music that is still under copyright. What are the legal requirements and, if applicable, industry norms to acquire the rights to record this music? [more inside]
posted by bkpiano on May 9, 2012 - 2 answers

where to find good quality jpegs of awesome contemporary art?

contemporaryartfilter: please help me find some awesome, high resolution contemporary art images for my apple screensaver! [more inside]
posted by messiahwannabe on Apr 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Contemporary art and performing arts in Japan

Contemporary art and performing arts in Japan? I will be living in Tokyo for about 4 months soon. I plan on checking out the arts and performing arts (theater, dance) contemporary/emerging/experimental/however-you-want-to-call-it scene. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kitsuloukos on Feb 6, 2012 - 4 answers

The contemporary short story

Is a modern short story that isn't sci-fi or fantasy called contemporary fiction? What's the genre? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50 on Jan 14, 2012 - 6 answers

acoustic honey

I'd like to broaden my ESL songbook, and give kids things to sing that would appeal to them. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Nov 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Your favourite websites for staying current with art, design, and culture?

Your favourite websites for staying current with art, design, and culture? [more inside]
posted by droolshark on Sep 28, 2011 - 20 answers

There's no youth culture — only masks they let you rent.

I reliably get asked, by puzzled, well-meaning people, what makes me opt out of popular culture. How do I reframe the conversation so that it's clear that I never opted in? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Sep 28, 2011 - 86 answers

RaceWIN! Native American Science Fiction

RaceWIN? Native American-written dystopian/fantasy/science/ speculative fiction. I am looking for the name of the text and author of a contemporary Native American novel that is satirical and dystopian. [more inside]
posted by MidSouthern Mouth on May 31, 2011 - 13 answers

Looking for beauty in America's cities and towns

I'm looking for photographers who explore the contemporary American urban and suburban environment, and see poetry in highways, strip malls, gas stations, motels, SUVs, financial districts that are dead on the weekend, etc. Thanks!
posted by Dragonness on May 2, 2011 - 23 answers

Contemporary Juvenal translation?

Help me find this translation of Juvenal's 2nd Satire, please! [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Mar 9, 2011 - 3 answers

I thought christmas was supposed to be more than all of this tremendous noise

Christmas songs from the last ten or fifteen years? [more inside]
posted by sandswipe on Nov 26, 2010 - 39 answers

Contemporary/Experimental music venues in Europe.

Please recommend some concert venues in western Europe that specialize in contemporary and experimental music. [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Oct 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Custom home building websites

Please recommend your favorites websites or blogs about remodeling or building a custom home. [more inside]
posted by bove on Jul 7, 2010 - 6 answers

Best books and websites on modern and contemporary art?

What are the best books and websites about modern and contemporary art, from 1850 to today? I want to find materials that could totally change how I think about modern art, world-wide.
posted by tnygard on Mar 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Are there good websites with video of contemporary installation, conceptual, and video art?

Are there good websites with video of contemporary installation, conceptual, and video art? I am especially interested in the work of famous artists.
posted by tnygard on Mar 7, 2010 - 1 answer

Cinematic depictions of alienation in the workplace?

Cinematic depictions of alienation in the workplace? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jan 25, 2010 - 47 answers

Help me find recording by Lera Auerbach

Where can I find a recording of Lera Auerbach's Dialogues on Stabat Mater for sale? Last November, I went to a performance of Watch Her at the National Ballet. I love the accompanying music, Lera Auerbach's Dialogues on Stabat Mater, but I can't find it for sale anywhere. Amazon doesn't list it, and neither does iTunes or anywhere else as far as I can tell. Her website doesn't list it in her discography, but some recording must exist! [more inside]
posted by mariokrat on Jan 9, 2010 - 0 answers

Information about travelling museums?

Can anyone please help me remember the name of an artist, a woman, I think from the Philippines, who created and carried her own museum? Or similar projects of "mobile/portabe museums/galleries".
posted by bwonder2 on Nov 27, 2009 - 9 answers

Full Fathoms Five...

I need help remembering the most famous Shakespeare references in modern literature. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Oct 9, 2009 - 40 answers

Be Critical

I want to start thinking critically about art, especially modern/contemporary art, so what should I read? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Sep 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Desk Chair on a budget

Best modern/ contemporary office furniture maker on a budget? [more inside]
posted by priested on Aug 21, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me build the best contemporary book collection ever!

I am looking to build an amazing collection of contemporary books, which will include essentials, but also osbcure yet amazing titles. I am including the categories that I am looking to build my collection in below, and I am looking at about 20-30 titles in each category, say 20 essentials and 10 obscure titles. [more inside]
posted by tusharj on Jun 13, 2009 - 33 answers

Trying to remember the name of a contemporary American Painter

What is the name of a contemporary American figurative painter, in his 40’ies, lives on the East Coast, possibly Philadelphia, who paints very realistic, elongated female nudes? [more inside]
posted by ssimon82 on Mar 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Campus Architecture

What Universities have great modern architecture projects on campus? [more inside]
posted by senorpuma on Dec 2, 2008 - 27 answers

But... how new is it? And IS it truly "improved"?

Contemporary reading on ethics in marketing? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Oct 7, 2008 - 4 answers

What's a good architecture catalog website?

Contemporary architecture: Is there a website that lists notable pieces of recent architecture, organized by city, with pictures and descriptions? [more inside]
posted by askmeacct on Sep 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Tété-Michel Kpomassie: Where is He Now

Tété-Michel Kpomassie: where is he now? Whatever happened to him? I can't find other books by him after An African in Greenland; I've read he eventually received French citizenship and lives there now - but what does he do? He must have written other books or articles, right? Anyone know?
posted by luriete on Sep 3, 2008 - 3 answers

not lacking motivation, just knowledge

Advise for a 32 yr old amateur who wishes to dedicate the rest of their life to creating art [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2008 - 12 answers

What is this novel called?!

Please help me identify this French novel! [more inside]
posted by nonmerci on May 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Haunted by a pop art painting from my childhood -- who painted it?

60s pop art painting of a Gulf sign -- who is the artist? [more inside]
posted by ROTFL on Apr 14, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I bridge this gap gracefully?

I like indie type rock. He likes U2 and Bon Jovi. Help me make a mix cd he won't hate! [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Mar 13, 2008 - 35 answers

Recent jazz standards?

What are the recent jazz standards? Prototypically, jazz standards are from the '40s—let's guess the median is somewhere around 1945 and the standard deviation is 15 years—but the canon is certainly not closed, as shown by, say, 'Birdland' (1977). What else has become really widely known and played, in that time frame or since? Please cite a few performers to justify your claim. Bonus points if they're in different styles or decades.
posted by eritain on Jul 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Looking for title to a short story

/bookfilter Looking to find the name of the author and the story to this contemporary short story written like 10 to 20 years ago. The title was the Girls of Saint Dunstter cant find the exact spelling on the dunstter but it a play on Dumpster. In the short story the teacher is beaten up by these girls who are the terror and as he is recovering his imaginery father ask him why he would want to help out these girls, it really cant be cause he wants a bit of the juicy rough. And the Teacher explains that he wants to learn how these girls live in a world without romance. The author might have been name hawking or something. thank you
posted by Rolandkorn on Apr 12, 2007 - 2 answers

What items should I get to fill up my living room wiht this Eastern theme?

I need help redecorating my house. I am going for the "Eastern" and contemporary look (Indian/ Middle Eastern/ Asian decor mixed with West Elm-ish contemporary style). I want to have Buddha statues, silk fabric for the window curtains, silk throw pillows, artificial plants and etc. [more inside]
posted by apple on Dec 14, 2006 - 16 answers

Important Theoretical Works from the 21st Century?

In 2001 Norton released the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Stuart Moulthrop's 1993 article "You Say You Want a Revolution?" was the most recent piece included. If the Anthology were to be updated which more recent articles are important enough that they might be candidates for inclusion? [more inside]
posted by Aghast. on Jul 13, 2006 - 13 answers

Fill my bookshelves.

Given my favorite authors from the modern and pomo canon, please help me find some young, lesser-known contemporary writers. [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Jun 16, 2006 - 29 answers

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