October is finally upon us and the semester is beginning to feel more like a routine and less than an exercise in keeping one's head above water! The Twitterverse is buzzing with many great visual art and culture related topics and I have gathered my favourites once again this week (FYI, you can follow all the Vancouver Film Festival related tweets by checking out the #VIFF or #VIFF10 hashtags). Make sure to vote for your favourite films at VIFF in the CULTURE POLL on this blog's home page-- I am starting to get some great selections submitted and will share them with you this week and as VIFF moves forward.
Finally, check out this week's CLICK and MUSE poll concerning the ethics of art criticism. Last week's poll asked the question about whether or not Joaquin Phoenix's recent activities have been more performance art or publicity campaign, and a unanimous 81% of you thought it was all performance art!
Careers: When should a grad student go on the job market?
Facebook and Skype are beginning a beautiful friendship
Electronic Arts pulls ability to play as Taliban
Facts, fiction, Facebook, and appletinis
Frieze magazine responds to Saltz's criticism by eagerly confirming cronyism. Sad, pathetic (this is the tweet that inspired my post about Jerry Saltz and this week's CLICK and MUSE POLL)