Monday, November 7, 2011

Link roundup

1. T-Bob Hebert and Spiffy Evans - - two players on Grantland's 2011-12 College Football All-Name Team.

2. I enjoyed the copy of Lady with a Past: A Petulant French Sculptor, His Quest for Immortality, and the Real Story of the Statue of Liberty I was sent. Lots of interesting information about the building of the Statue of Liberty. For example, sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi devised the Statue of Liberty only after he tried and failed to convince "Ismail the Magnificent" of Egypt to build a rather different statue in Egypt:

His sculpture depicted a robed fellah, an Egyptian slave, holding a torch aloft in her stout hand.
The Kindle single is $2 at Amazon.

3. Comment and win an art book.