[Finnish] Marraskuun galleriavinkit Helsingissä

Taiteen janoinen mutta liian kiireinen? Ei hätää, ratkaisu pulmaan on keksitty! Lähde galleriaan, pistäytyä voi vaikka vain muutaman minuutin tai vartin. Eikä maksa mitään! Ohessa 10 näyttelysuositusta taideaddikteille ja muillekin.

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[Finnish] Pääkaupunkiseudun museovinkit marraskuulle

Aurinko paistaa mutta päivät ovat kylmenneet ja ilmassa on huurun eri muotoja. Ohessa kymmenen poimintaa pääkaupunkiseudun museoiden näyttelyistä lokakuun lopun ja marraskuun pimeneviä päiviä piristämään.

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Art review: Korakrit Arunanondchai and Maija Blåfield at Kiasma

“What will happen now in the world?”
~Maija Blåfield to Marcel Bloemendal

I had withdrawal symptoms. It had been over a month since my last visit to an art exhibition, so something had to be done about it. Working two straight weeks in a row were also the final draw in my need for some relaxation and artsy experiences.

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Review: It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

“More and more, as I think about history,” he pondered, “I am convinced that everything that is worth while in the world has been accomplished by the free, inquiring, critical spirit, and that the preservation of this spirit is more important than any social system whatsoever. But the men of ritual and the men of barbarism are capable of shutting up the men of science and of silencing them forever.”
~Sinclair Lewis, It Can’t Happen Here

Plot summary

“In 1936, the American electorate votes a populist presidential candidate into the White House, where he rewrites the Constitution and declares Congress obsolete – thereby ushering fascism into the United States. The story follows dissenting newspaperman Doremus Jessup as he works against the government.” More on Goodreads

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[Finnish] Pääkaupunkiseudun museovinkit lokakuulle

Niin se lokakuu sieltä putkahti salakavalasti sen kummemmin itsestään ilmoittelematta. Jo on kumma kun aika menee koko ajan vain nopeammin, sitä ei kykene ymmärtämään. Ja sekin vielä, kun aika on rajattua, niin eihän tässä ollenkaan toteudu ikiaikainen unelmani vapaaherrattaren elämästä.

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Listopia: Fun and less fun facts about books read in 2017

According to my good friend Goodreads, I’m 5 books ahead of schedule in terms of reading goals for 2017. This year I had to lower my standards, so the goal for the entire year is only at 30 books, out of which I have up to this point read 25. So, all in all, I’m doing pretty good, but the latter part of the year will be less filled with reading.

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Story time: Extending one’s comfort zone in writing

2017 has been a year of writing and getting out of my comfort zone. Well, this blog business started last year already, but let me tell you, this year I found the bliss of writing competitions.

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