Leigh's List o' Links: Week of January 6, 2014

Picture 16 It's as though Meryl Streep set out to make us love her even more during her recent celebration of Emma Thompson's work, that also touched on Hollywood's gender bias.

I swoon over illustrator Sandra Diekmann's work. Her January 30% off sale is the perfect opportunity to snag some goodies. She's also doing daily giveaways on her Facebook page.

Folks in NYC are grumbling over the MOMA's decision to remove the much loved facade of the former American Folk Art Museum.

Writers who love brevity should consider entering Twitter's upcoming Fiction Festival.

Sage advice in this wonderful article: Fail fast, fail often.

Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka (a.k.a. Leroi Jones) died this week. Here he discusses the power of literature and poetry.

"LOVE bit me. It was a marvelous idea, but it was also a terrible mistake. It became too popular; it became too popular. And there are people who don't like popularity. It's much better to be exclusive and remote. That's why I'm on an island off the coast of Maine, you see." Says artist Robert Indiana in this article.

If you've ever wanted to create an interactive documentary, check out this upcoming Google Hangout with some award-winning doc filmmakers.

Behold this round-up of some iconic music rockumentaries. 'Cause everyone needs to rock.

This is true heartbreak: burning 50,000 books. It happened this week in Lebanon.

Git writing! Submissions are open for the annual Disquiet Prize.

Whoa. Artist Cecelia Webber uses nude bodies to create fascinating images of flora and fauna.

In the 1930's the U.S. Government actually employed artists to create posters of America's parks. Now, a group of illustrators has re-envisioned the project.

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