Weekly Round-Up, 7-8-17

Greetings Corelings old and new, just born and one foot in the grave. Even those Core animals, of which there are many. Gather ’round for this week’s installment of news and articles of interest!

  • On this day: Artemesia Gentileschi was born today, July 8, in 1593. Read about her life and art in a piece by Core scholar Caroline Cubbage entitled “Appreciating Artemisia,” included in this year’s Core Journal.
  • Classicist Sarah Ruden translates Augustine’s Confessions from the original Latin in a way that separates the text from the Doctor of the Church’s religion. Writer Elizabeth Bruenig weighs the author’s word choices against past translations and finds Ruden’s Augustine to be “a dreamer, an artist, [and] a poet” rather than the saint molded by later forms of Christianity.
  • This week in What Is Even Happening Anymore: You may have read about recent shenanigans involving Hobby Lobby and 5,500+ artifacts “acquired” from Iraq. In short, mistakes were made.
  • Imagine Chekhov, but with a lot more puppets. Suitcase and the Lapdog is an adaptation of the play The Yalta Game, which in turn is an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s short story “The Lady with the Dog.” Under the wing of writer/director Albert Beygjani, the Deemak Theater Group will perform Suitcase & Lapdog at Tehran City Theater in the Iranian capital through July 21.
  • Noah’s Beasts: Sculpted Animals from Ancient Mesopotamia is an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City that highlights rare, millennia-old artifacts, including a 1646 B.C. clay tablet that relates a similar, earlier version of the diluvian tale.

This counts as a Core animal. Via The Morgan Library & Museum.

Yes, this counts as a Core animal. Via The Morgan Library & Museum.

All right, pack it up. That’s all we got today. Now scram. (Please come back next week.)

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