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Coloring outside the lines…

Many readers of your correspondent’s age may have lamented, as he has, the disappearance (with the advent of the CD and now downloads) of the broad, rich canvas of the LP album cover.  But even that had grating limits.

At b3ta, readers will find a collection ( a large and delightful collection) of the kinds of things that might have been possible if album artists had had more space…
Pink Floyd


American Idiot


As we reach for our watercolors, we might mouth “Happy Birthday, Darling” to silent screen superstar Norma Talmadge, who was born on his date in 1893, and who was the first celebrity to be immortalized in the pavement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater.  Legend holds that showman Sid Grauman was giving a tour to some celebrities just before his new picture palace opened, during which Norma unintentionally walked across a wet slab of cement.  Grauman’s PR team saw the serendipity in the misstep, so they continued the practice.

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May 26, 2008 at 1:01 am

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