Stendhal syndrome – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Stendhal syndrome, Stendhal’s syndrome, Hyperkulturemia, or Florence syndrome, is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art, usually when the art is particularly ‘beautiful’ or a large amount of art is in a single place.
Stendhal syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Via an article by Brian Sewell.

Grizzly Bear ordered by Web Sheriff to apologize to Animal Collective

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I missed this first time around, but according to the Evening Standard bands like The Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand are alos using the gun-for-hire.

Grizzly Bear ordered by Web Sheriff to apologize to Animal Collective

Dominic West (McNulty) on recognition (Evening Standard)

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I was trying to get out of it at every stage. No one was watching it and I’m superficial in that way. I wish I could say I knew this was great, important work but I didn’t care. I wanted lots of people to watch it and I wanted to win awards.

Overheard (man, posh voice, of…

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Overheard (man, posh voice, off Green Park): “No, I hate cricket. It bores the pants off me. I restore classic arts.”