What I loved most about the opening of “Illuminating Line: Master Drawings of I Gusti Nyoman Lempad” at Ubud’s Puri Lukisan Museum last week was the sheer enthusiasm of Balinese people of all ages for the work that this timeless artist created.
Balinese Calendar (Palelintangan) commissioned from I Gusti Nyoman Lempad by Canadian composer Colin McPhee in 1937, and donated to the American Museum of Natural History, ink, cinnabar, gouache and gold leaf on bark-cloth, 257 x 160 cm.
I Ketut Madra, Ni Wayan Konderi and I Made Berata in front of Ketut and Wayan’s house at the Ketut Madra Homestay.
Chart of the Day The Big Picture puts the current deficit in perspective. Thanks to Peter Rousmaniere for recommending the site as a regular. I’d been there before but had never explored it in depth.
Richard K. Irons and Audrey P. Irons, July 28, 1938, Salisbury Cathdral
The Boston Globe published Mom’s obituary with a photo taken on her 50th anniversary. Here she is above on her wedding day.
An earlier obituary from the Groton Landmark of April 30 is posted here.
Rick Hertzberg marvels at the potential of the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat government in Westminster. For me, the most remarkable image of cultural shift in the UK is that the new Conservative Party Chair is Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the UK’s first Muslim cabinet member. The GOP has such a long way to go to match what the Tories just accomplished.
The best techie April fool of 2010?
Topeka CEO Eric Schmidt explains.
Photo of the Day – 1000 Words: Home Alone Edition: House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers hold a news conference yesterday on health care legislation.
Karen Tumulty at Swampland has the picture showing the black hole on the other side of the universe from yesterday’s jubilant, ecstatic, joyful photos as Obama signed health reform into law.
Chart of the Day – Paul Krugman’s blog notes that on the Intrade betting market “health reform has gone from a long shot to more likely than not.”
Chart of the Day – David Warsh at Economic Principals borrows a Market Madness chart from the University of Chicago’s Allen Sanderson to show where economists figure the economy went wrong.
Adopting as a metaphor the annual NCAA basketball tournament, he came up with sixteen competitive factors judged to have contributed to the global financial crisis and matched them up as in the graphic [above]. A few months later the American Economic Association printed the brackets in the program of its annual meeting and invited members to vote for their regional favorites and for a national champion.
For a description of the various teams, and a sense why voters concluded that the Hazards edged the Watchdogs in the tournament final, click [here]. The game may not yield much real information, but it’s a good exercise, a fine example of economists at play.
Chart of the Day – The only surprise seems to be the speed of decline in the blue line in the bottom chart. Wide range of comments here; some useful.