March 2006 Archive

They took off a silver rocket; I said, “remember me by this.”

31 March 2006, 10:20 am
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The Davis Square rockets are gone, and that makes me a little sad. I’m certainly glad I didn’t put off photographing them for another week.
I found Macolm Gladwell’s discussion of the negative ramifications of grafitti in The Tipping Point fascinating and thought-provoking, if not entirely convincing. (If you haven’t read the book, he argues — […]

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oops/weird literary bias

5 March 2006, 11:11 am
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Once upon a time (in the 1940s), Mssrs deCamp and Pratt teamed up to write a series of short novels about the magical misadventures of one Harold Shea. The tales had a proto-post-modern spin to them: Shea would get transported into myths and pre-copyright stories like Spenser’s Faerie Queene. The Shea stories have an absurdly […]

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sarah sze talk at harvard

4 March 2006, 2:35 pm
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Sculptor Sarah Sze presented slides of some of her work to a capacity crowd at Harvard’s Carpenter Center on February 23rd.
I’m always intrigued and a little apprehensive when artists discuss their work and their creative processes. Often the creator’s perspective can deepen my appreciation of an artwork. But sometimes explaining a piece too […]

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