• we are always returning back home again

    we are always returning back home again

    nah-kev-ho-eyea-zim, I learned today, is Cheyenne and means “we are always returning back home again” Wheel by by Edgar Heap of Birds in front of the Denver Art Museum Wheel was created specifically for its site at the Denver Art Museum and is rich in symbolism. Several American Indian artists were invited to submit proposals for…

  • The words of the prophets

    The words of the prophets

    On Twitter: And the lyrics of the sounds of silence: And the people bowed and prayedTo the neon god they madeAnd the sign flashed out its warningIn the words that it was formingAnd the sign said, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway wallsAnd tenement hallsin the sounds of silence.“ Here is…

  • Walking in Warsaw

    Walking in Warsaw

    Over the Holidays in 2020, I read the “Stanisław Lem’s Reflections on the Objects of His Childhood Home”, an excerpt of Lem’s memoirs: Highcastle, published by MITPress. “On rare occasions the desk would also store more valuable treasure, more valuable from my point of view then — a box of Lardelli chocolates brought all the…

  • Bach’s Cello Suites played by Yo-Y Ma

    Bach’s Cello Suites played by Yo-Y Ma

    New York Times Magazine published an interview with Yo-Yo-Ma on November 29th, 2020. Yo-Yo Ma and the meaning of life. By David Marchese Q: People have drawn so much from Bach’s Cello Suites this year. Those pieces were originally composed as study exercises., and yet they’ve become these icons of catharsis. What is their magic?…

  • Photo: Kunst am Bau / Art around Buildings

    Photo: Kunst am Bau / Art around Buildings

    Alexander Calder: Young Woman and Her Suiters Today, Molly Cantrell-Kraig posted a similar sculpture on Twitter. Flamingo by Calder. It’s sited at The Federal Plaza on Dearborn and Adams in Chicago. It’s my favorite sculpture. This view is taken from the southeast, closer to Clark St. — Molly Cantrell-Kraid

  • Weaning off of Facebook

    Weaning off of Facebook

    There were multiple occasions, when it was clear to me that Facebook’s success is in part due to making profit of the propagated hate on its network. Facebook’s leadership could play naive in 2017, when it came out that their network was partly taking over by bots, trying to divide the country, target groups with…

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