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The Library

As this page has grown, it has become somewhat amorphous, so I thought I'd use some minimal Library Science skills & classify it.

Art Links

Artists whose artwork is in our house
Arie ben David - my brother-in-law - we don't have any original works, but do have several posters
Dennis Dahill - whose work I saw at an exhibition of the Cambridge Artists Cooperative
Pamela Day - a dear friend from Lawrence. And here's more of her work from the Graphics Atelier.
Valerie Gates- local jewelry maker who uses sea glass in her creations
Porfirio Gutiérrez - Beautiful organically died Zapotec-inspired designa.
Bob Hesse - WInchester, MA-based photographer. His October Light was taken at the Mohegan Museum, Mohegan Island, ME. I met him when they were taking down the Cambridge Art Association show & I ran down to grab the picture before it got away. I'm still trying to figure out which way it faces. Here's another link to his work.
Hog Hill Pottery - made by a couple in North Carolina. We have one of their lovely Luster collection.
Christopher Holmes - whose work I saw at an exhibition of the Cambridge Art Association
Joy Imai - lovely Japanese-inspired pottery. She has an Etsy shop.
Melissa Kulig - although the pear painting I bought in 2006 is done on a black, wooden box, it is not one of the series shown here.
Nichibei Pottery - Sebastopol, CA They have an Etsy shop.
Francie Riggs, a New Hampshire artist. I was immediately struck by her assemblage, Ascension, at a recent show of the Cambridge Artists Cooperative. What you can't see so well in this picture is that the artwork is housed in a lovely black-sided box.
Kris Taylor - oil painter, and creator of lovely lizard pins, & more
Anne Watkins - A cousin of mine. I don't own any of Anne's wonderful watercolors yet, but I wanted to give her a plug.
Ed Watkins - Fine art photography. Another cousin of mine. I now have a couple of his wonderful photographs.
Local artists whose work I enjoy
Kendra J. Dowd - textile & mixed media artist
Susan Tait Porcaro - especially her colored pencil "Grace"
Carole Sousa - her jewelry is amazing. Some of her work is at the Museum of Fine Arts here. I got a pair of earrings for one of my sisters.
Marcel Artes Deolazo
"Creative force behind The Horny Potter." I so liked his gecko that I commissioned him to draw another one for my friend, Pam Day.
a place where everyone is invited to join an open, ongoing discussion - no art degree required.
Arte Povera
Piero Manzoni "a child of DADA & the father of Conceptualism" according to a recent NY Times article, was on of this Italian group's members
Arts and Crafts Press
Beautiful stuff based on the Arts & Crafts movement. Note cards, block prints and more.
Big Bang: Abstract Expressionism on full show at MOMA. A New Yorker article.
David Avery Etchings
kind of a latter day Richard Dadd
Лeв Сamoйлoвич Бaxt
(a.k.a. Léon Baxt). One of my favorite Russian artists. Russian-language page.
John Bauer
Swedish artist . His museum, in Jönköping, is here. Just discovered him on, of all places, Ravelry. Is he too close to Arthur Rackham?
There was a recent PBS show on this artist/poet so I thought I'd look up some links
Bronzino: Painter, Poet, Man - youtube video from the Met Museum, NYC
Towards a reading of Bronzino's burlesque poetry.
Hatje Cantz
German art-book publisher. I have their gorgeous catalog of the Wiener Werkstätte jewelry exhibition at the Neue Galerie, NYC.
Serge Diaghilev and His World: A Centennial Celebration of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, 1909–1929
This Library of Congress digital exhibition "(f)eatures material concerning the Ballets Russes, one of the most influential dance companies of the twentieth century."
Ephraim Pottery
Lovely pottery, mostly out of my price-range, from Ephraim, WI
Mark I. Chester
gay radical sex photographer, writer, performer and curator.
A synopsis of Constructivism
Wikipedia article
Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942)
Gay for today
Victorian Web
Charles Christofle
The Glasgow School
Cooper Hewett museum shop
Archibald Knox
Designer for Liberty's of London and painter in his own right.
Rene Lalique
Hector Guimard - Art nouveau architect
Charles Rennie Mackintosh 
Robert Mallet-Stevens - Art deco designer
Philippe Starck
E-cards from various museums
The Fantastic in Art and Fiction
Thank you, Cornell University librarians!
Fine Arts in Hungary
What is Fluxus?
Wikipedia article
From Russia with art
Gee's Bend Quilts
an incredible collection I've had the luck to see both in DC & Boston.
Jack Goldstein
American artist
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Fabulous resource from the Metropolitan Museum.
Harvard University art collection
Online search capability.
Peter Hujar
American photographer. Courtesy of the Morgan Library & Museum.
Image indexing websites
VI.SUALIZE.US - Bookmark the pictures you like around the web.
WEHEARTIT - bookmark images and videos from any website with one button
Paul Klee
a new cultural center in Bern, Switzerland
Gustav Klimt
David Kupferman
Intriguing Boston-area artist
Morris Louis
"[T]he official website for the American artist Morris Louis (1912-1962), developed and authorized by The Estate of Morris Louis. Biography, paintings, drawings, the emergence, practice & technique of Mr. Louis and more.
Jan Mankes
A Dutch artist I was quite taken with at the museum in Spanbroek
Agnes Martin
One of my favorite 20th century artists.
Agnes Martin: a Matter-of-Fact Mystic A review in The New Yorker of the Guggenheim show
Agnes Martin: the artist mystic who disappeared into the desert. The Guardian article
Memory of the Netherlands
Thousands of images from hundreds of collections.
Met Publications
Amazing offerings of past & current issues of NYC's Metropolitan Museum's quarterly magazine. I think you might have to be a member to download them.
Les Nabis
An art group that includes some of my absolute faves, Pierre Bonnard & Edouard Vuillard
Ben Neubauer
Fantastic jeweler I met at the Wellesley Composers' Conference. Also plays a mean viola!
A web page that talks about its beginnings in Italy.
Pictures exhibition
Curated in 1977 by Douglas Crimp. highlighted several artists who became well-known later. Here's a page that includes a couple essays on post-modernism by Craig Owens, Douglas Crimp and others.
Pre-Raphaelites from the Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery collection.
Pre-Raphaelite Reflections A blog devoted to the PRB
V & A Paintings & Drawings Reading List - among other things.
Odilon Redon
One of my favorites. More websites here: Odilon Redon: Prince du Rêve - review, Around Redon, Odilon Redon. Prince of Dream, and Odilon Redon: The Complete works, and an article by Dr Janet McKenzie following the 2005 MoMA exhibition. (She's also written several other interesting articles like Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops, 1913–19, and Radical Bloomsbury: The Art Of Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, 1905–1925 for Studio International), and, courtesy of Artsy, with thanks to Jakob Halbrook, another page of images and articles.
The Russian Art Gallery
"a comprehensive panorama of Russian art from its early days to the present." Contains links to reproductions & a bio of one of my all-time faves, Mixail Vrubel'
another good site for Russian art with an even better Vrubel' bio & a few reproductions.
Egon Schiele
Another of my faves. Here's another website,, that has images and articles about him, courtesy of Jakob Halbrook.
Simeon Solomon
Gayish Pre-Raphaelite "and his artist siblings Rebecca Solomon and Abraham Solomon." Curated by Roberto C. Ferrari and Dr. Carolyn Conroy.
Sarah Sze
An amazing artist who does on-site one of a kind installations
Wayne Thiebaud
Really like his painting. Here is an hour-long YouTube interview with him in 2018. Here is one from 2011 at UC-Davis.
Jan Toorop
Dutch Symbolist, Art Nouveau and other styles artist.
a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts.
The Victorian Web
The art links with biographical info re DG Rossetti, Burne-Jones, et al.calong with examples of their artworks are most wonderous
The Vienna Project
Harvard University. Viennese Modernism, in its many artistic, literary, intellectual, and musical facets, is illuminated by attempts on the part of the city’s most creative minds to create a home in a city deeply ruptured by violence and war.
Visual Complexity
A fascinating site that proposes "to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks." That is, rendering data in graphic form. Amazing results.
The Wessel + O'connor gallery an interesting art gallery in NYC
Podcasts from major museums - apparently you can also play these on your computer
Burlington Museum of Pez Memorabilia - Burlingame, CA
Metropolitan Podcasts
Museum of Modern Art - New York

Bibliographic Sources

  • Another great bibliographic source is It contains fulltext reference works, nonfiction, and literature. This includes Barlett's Quotations, The Columbia Encyclopedia, and Harvard Classics.
  • Bibliography database software programs
  • Easybib - quickly renders bibliography-ready formatting of website, books (as long as they're in Worldcat, newspapers and more
  • MusRef - "a site devoted to music and dance bibliography and reference [that] includes more than 7,300 bibliographies and reference sources (both print and online), approximately 1,880 of which are annotated with critiques on use, coverage, organization, and pros and cons."
  • Wikipedia - great internet resource with source material from such publications as the 1911 Encyclopedia Brittanica.

Book Repair

Composer links

Here's an article, I found on Eric Satie. I'm including it since he's one of my favorite composers. (Favorite being Ravel.)


CD recordable faq
Cataloging Software
Bruji - Bookpedia, CDpedia, DVDpedia, etc.
delicious library (MAC)
Digital audio editors - LP to CD computer files
Audacity - free & open source
Tracer Tech
DVD Backup Software
CopyToDVD - Offers a free trial
DVD guides
DVD-ripping tools
a closer look at five of the best and most popular DVD ripping tools
Electronic gadgets (and other things) rating sites - editors' reviews, price comparison and more - coupon codes for major brands & big box stores - register with the site, set your price threshold and they will send you an email if it finds a listing
other deal-shopping sites - from Pete Freitag
Finale tips-n-tricks
Finale and Sibelius helpdesk
the finale blog from
Finale Forum
Finale listserv
TrebleWoofer - several Youtube Finale tutorials including How to enter a cadenza
Firefox from Mozilla
Fireworks tutorials
Fading images - video tutorial
Another fading tutorial
Font links
lets you create your own postscript, truetype, opentype, etc. fonts. Mac & PC
Design your own but they're the property of the site's owner - Mac or PC
Garage Band tutorials
Garageband tutorials for beginners - 5 things you need to know
From Patrick at
More Garageband tutorials
For Mac. From the same as above and includes Beginner's Guide to Recording
Garageband youtube tutorials
Thanks, again, to Patrick
Google extras
dress up Google's webpage with personalized info
Google Reader
type a topic, and subscribe to the interesting options
Google Maps
Can even view current traffic conditions?
Gmailer Labs
On-off switches for various gmail extras
Quick search box
Mac program that searches your computer, address book, the web for words, weather & more
Translates any text or web page to/from 40 languages
voice-recognition cellphone service
secrets of the search box
use for conversion (dollars to lira), definitions (define:word), package tracker for Fedex or UPS, yellow pages (phonebook: name of company with town, etc.), weather forecaster (weather new york), movie listings (movie: zip code)
search all published academic papers at once
Basic version $80/professional version $150. Windows only
HTML escape symbols
Internet acronyms - want to know what ROTFLOLPIMP means? Check this site out.
Mac links
Audio Hi-jack Pro - listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record any audio with Audio Hijack Pro
Bruji - library and CD cataloging software
Mac cheatsheet - keep important computer-related info on a cheat sheet
Dashboard widgets
Flip4Mac knowledgebase - digital media tools for the Macintosh
Keyboard tips & tricks
Link Checkers
Bare-bones checker - doesn't ignore matierial between comment tags
Link checker
Edits pages stored locally
Macmeters - a set of CPU, memory, disk, and network monitoring tools for Mac OS X
Max fix-it - troubleshooting for the Macintosh
Networking Windows with OS X
Switch 101 - for PC users who have just switched to the Mac (like moi) and want to find out how to adapt old working habits to the Mac OS
Yahoo widgets - not clear how you determine whether they'll work with Intel-based Macs.
Zoho - browser-based software
Zoho library manager
OLM cPanel tutorials
allows you to run Windows & Mac software simultaneously on a MAC computer. - This tells you the location of your internet service provider
Weblogs Compendium - pdf file.


Things gay

  • Adventure Travel Worldwide - provides gay men a supportive environment in which to venture out and explore the world
  • The_Bi-bliography - a regularly-updated database of bisexual** books
  • Calamus Bookstore - Boston-based store run by owner of former Glad Day Book store
  • The Estate Project for artists with AIDS
  • glbtq - an encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture. Unfortunately archived as of 1.Aug.2015 because of a collapse of ad revenue. Fingers crossed someone continues to pay for the new web address for the archived articles. See also the three books the project engendered: The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts (2004); The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, and Musical Theater (2004); and The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television (2005), all published by Cleis Press.
  • Craig Rodwell 1940-1993, founder of the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop and a dear friend. His papers are at the New York Public library:
  • In doing some searching for gay hip-hop links - or homohop as it's called now, I guess, I found some interesting stuff:
    • Holy Titclamps - a San Francisco (where else?) literary magaizine: Featured Boys Club: Queer Male Spoken Word in Sept. 2001.
  • - Gay Russian history, lit, etc. Russian version no longer available having been blacklisted 31/Mar/2018. A quick check of the English-language version has also not been updated sinc that time. Sad, Vlad. What are you afraid of?
  • How the 18th-Century Gay Bar Survived and Thrived in a Deadly Environment
  • Gay Sculpture blog - by J-Christoph
  • Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus - used to be The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus. Here's the reason behind the name change.
  • Homosexuality in Greece and Rome - a source book of basic documents in translation
  • Last Address - a "list of New York artists who died of AIDS . . . and the loss immeasurable. Last Address uses images of the exteriors of the houses, apartment buildings, and lofts where these and others were living at the time of their deaths to mark the disappearance of a generation." The video on the homepage seems not to be working. 2020-03-21.
  • Didier Lestrade - French publisher of Magazine, which he's generously posted online. Now he's writing for Minorités, which explores the connection between homophobia & Islamophobia.
  • Paris-Gay.Com propose aux visiteurs et aux parisiens un guide complet de la ville la plus gay de France
  • Prop 8 - the musical
  • Queer Music Heritage - from KPFT Houston (TEXAS?? whod'a thunk.)
  • Queer Resources Directory - an electronic library with news clippings, political contact information, newsletters, essays, images, hyperlinks, and every other kind of information resource of interest to the GLBO community (I'm not clear on what the "O" is - others?)
  • The Russian Out List - Famous gay or bisexual Russians
  • The Stonewall National Museum & Archives
  • Tom of FInland, "From the Fringe to the Mainstream"- courtesy of the "This is Finland" website.

Investment Research
If you're interesting in researching stocks:

Equal Justice
Websites promoting equal justice and racial justice
Equal Justice Initiative
committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Legal Defense Fund
of the NAACP. America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum
Located on the site of a former warehouse where Black people were enslaved in Montgomery, Alabama, this narrative museum uses interactive media, sculpture, videography and exhibits to immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the domestic slave trade, racial terrorism, the Jim Crow South, and the world’s largest prison system.

Language instruction online

  • BBC - Free French, Spanish, Greek, Chinese, German, Italian, Portuguese, other and Quick Fix - Essential phrases in 36 languages
  • Deutscher Welle - you guessed it, German
  • - Free Russian language courses
  • Live Mocha - free basic instruction. Then you pay.

Library Science links

Literary links

Literature Online (Full-text)

National Libraries:

Media transfer

Audacity - Free

ellaneous links

Music-related links

21st Century Music
Full-text of the journal is available online from 2000 onwards
The Classical Music Archives feature MP3 files and biographical information on many Slavic composers and others.
Contemporary Music Centre - good for Moscow Autumn concert programs since 2002
Dolmetsch online
The story of the members of this remarkable family and their pioneering work, for over one hundred and twenty years, in the field of early music
Glinka State Museum of Musical Culture
The Golden Pages for Musicologists
Links for musicians from Royal Holloway, Univeristy of London - classified links for bibliographic aids & links, composers' homepages, etc., as well as unclassified links from Aberdeen Bach Choir to the Yellow Pages.
Helikon Opera Theater
Hoffmeister XIX
an on-line, searchable version of the Hofmeister Monatsberichte for the years 1829-1900. Containing some 400,000 records of music publications, it is the most extensive resource for establishing what was published where and when during that period.
The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection
an archive of almost 1600 Ozark Mountain folk songs, recorded between 1956 and 1976
Werner Icking Music Archive
Free sheet music indexed by composer
Website related to the Michael Tilson Thomas PBS Series
Lavignac Encyclopédie de la musique et dictionnaire du Conservatoire
Paris Conservatory encyclopedia
Lexicon of Musical Invective: Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven's Time
Addall list of online book sellers offering this title
The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture
In the golden age of the Métis Nation, circa 1816-1869, the Métis traversed the landscape of present-day Western Canada and the American Great Plains
Music under Soviet rule
from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (not the world's most attractive site, but informative, nonetheless.
Music under Soviet rule
from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (not the world's most attractive site, but informative, nonetheless.
Musica Ukrainica
An Italian-language page the outlines a history of the page from the mid-20th century and has several links to Ukrainian music.
Mutopia project
All music in the Mutopia Project is free to download, print out, perform and distribute.
New York Philharmonic archives
Scores, business documents and images.
Online Resources for Music Scholars
Harvard University. "A basis for beginning electronic research on a wide variety of topics in music, including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, composition, and performance practice." A search for " flute," however, returned bupkis.
German-language site with almost everything about opera - composers, performers, directors, etc. Eastern and Western Europe, the USA
PER MUSI - Revista Acadêmica de Música
a free access publication of the Graduate Music Program of UFMG (Universidade Federal of Minas Gerais, Brazil) with articles in Portugese, Spanish, and English.
Polish Music Center
Pope Instrument Repair - Nilton Music Stands, etc. in Jamaica Plain, MA
Music & Dance Reference
From Brigham Young University
Russian Music and Musicians
annotated bibliography at Brigham & Young University
Russian Sheet Music - available from
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions.
Spectral music
from Wikipedia
Top 15 music sites
According to John Wagstaff, Associate Professor, Music and Performing Arts Library, University of Illinois @ Champaign-Urbana.
  1. Indiana University Music Resources
  2. Allmusic guide (All genres and styles of music are covered here, ranging from the most commercially popular to the most obscure. )
  3. Library of Congress " American Memory"
  4. s
  5. Washington University's Music Necrology
  6. Neue Mozart Ausgabe
  7. Hofmeister's catalogs of 19th century music publications
  8. Schubert manuscripts and early editions
  9. Ira F. Brilliant Beethoven Center
  10. Chopin first editions
  11. Lied and art songs webpage
  12. Sheet music consortium
  13. Music Treasures Consortium
  14. Eastman School of Music Sibley Music Library digitized scores collection
Twelve Tones
Or the Bowl and the Laser Bat - very entertaining introduction to twelve-tone technique
Warsaw Contemporary Music Festival
Great resource for most things musical. See esp the flute links under wind instruments - way to go Alexa! Beware, though. As you dig deeper,some of the links don't work

Online newspapers

Online translating

Bilingual online reference term databases for Russian and English
Payment Practices
the oldest and most extensive dataset related to the payment practices of translation agencies and other consumers of translation services.
Translators Cafe
transliterates latin to cyrillic alphabets

Out of print materials

Slavic Links

In doing translating work over the years, I've discovered many interesting links:
Abbreviations in Russian Language 1996-1999 - the online Armenia encyclopedia
The Altai Republic
Cherepnin project
English language edition of Pravda
Encyclopedia Krugosvet
Kireevsky Google search
Классика- XXI - Russian publishing company
The Mariinsky Theater
Мир словарей - links to all kinds of Russian dictionaries, biographical, etc.
Московский академический Музыкальный Театр - Moscow Stanislavsky/Nemirovich-Danchenko Academic Music Theater - lists artists & administration - with bios - "free grammar lessons, useful vocabulary words and phrases, helpful tips on learning the Russian language, and hand-picked links to the best Web sites about the Russian language" Muzikal'naya Academja email
Names and their nicknames - nicknames for common Russian male and female names
Perm Academic Theatre
Perm Opera and Ballet Theater - in an historic building
Ruslania - is a Helsinki-based bookstore specializing in Russian books and related products!
Russian Art Dictionary - all kinds of neat stuff but you have to read Russian - oh, and you have to click on the country name @ the top before you see the artists they have for that country.
РУССКИЙ БИОГРАФИЧЕСКИЙ СЛОВАРЬ (Russian biographical dictionary)
Russian cuisine
Russian Jewish Encyclopedia - a translation of names and minimal personal data for 8,500 people included in Jewish Encyclopedia of Russia (Rossiyskaya Evreiskaya Entsiclopediya); first edition; 1995, Moscow
Russian Language Learning on the Web - texts by Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy & Blok with articles, quizzes
The Russian Virtual Library - Russian literature and poetry of the 18th-20th centuries
ЭНЦИКЛОПЕДИИ САНКТ-ПЕТЕРБУРГА - St. Petersburg Encyclopedia - 3523 articles, 8684 names, 4622 addresses
Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow academic Music Theater (Stanislavsky Opera) - singer bios
Толковый словарь живого великорусского языка - Vladimir Ivanovich Dal's dictionary - apparently good for non-current Russian words.
A Touch of Russian - A beginners' guide to the language from the BBC - get Cyrillic from Latin and visa versa

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