Bits: 08.18.10

Matt Stuart, Earls Court, 2010 (Thanks, Kristina.)

• Tate Britain is now exhibiting eight "strange, impenetrable" etchings by William Blake of individuals consumed by flames, but stranger still is where they were discovered: between pages of an old railway schedule found at a used bookstore.

• Trailer: This looks amazing. Art 21's first feature film on a solo artist, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. Broadcast premiere: Oct. 21, PBS.

Stop-action miniature graffiti-painting animation of the day.

Uniformed Israeli soldier posts a Facebook photo of herself posing in front of bound, blindfolded Palestinians.

• Chicagoland exhibition: Leon Golub: Live & Die Like a Lion?, Block Museum of Art, Evanston. Via On the Make.

• A gallery of WWII-style propaganda posters for the "calming" Chamomile Tea Party.

• New York artist panels: "On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Congressional decision to require the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to consider 'general standards of decency and respect' in awarding grants, the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) presents How Obscene is This?, a program about censorship and arts funding." Sept. 22 and 27, the New School.

• A gallery of hubless or spokeless bikes, and a bike tire with LED lights embedded in its tread.

The Political Carnival: "According to Gawker, in Beverly Hills, one salon owner claims that tweens represent 20% of her clientele," with some girls as young as eight getting bikini waxed at salons.

• Worthy of its own post but I'll stick it here: Japanese-food-shaped iPhone cases!

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