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House of the rising sun

  The river rose all day The river rose all night Some people got lost in the flood Some people got away alright The river have busted through clear down to Plaquemines Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline Louisiana 1927, by Randy Newman Stepping foot in New Orleans for the first time…

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Architecture, Art, Current Affairs

Jeanne-Claude Christo 1935-2009

With her husband Christo, Jeanne-Claude was responsible for one of my favorite New York afternoons–that day my spouse Jonathan and my friends Mark, Nia, Dave and Joe sent out for Central Park to take in the phenomenon that was The Gates.  Under those stunning splashes of orange we joined millions of visitors on that cold…

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Architecture, Current Affairs

Lollipop Gilt

    Nic Ouroussoff squawks.  Roberta Smith blechs.  Still, 2 Columbus Circle, new home of the Museum of Arts and Design is a cause for celebration, as a new art space (be warned: the work inside is hit and miss) poised to guss up our favorite traffic circle—notice how I stifled the word mall.  The makeover is pretty…

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Architecture, Art

Houses like Ophelia…

  Sound the alarm: my inbox  held news that the Farnsworth House, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe’s 1951 modernist masterpiece, had flooded.  Tropical storm Lowell was responsible for the Fox River overflow.  It’s the pride of Plano, Illinois, and what a shame it’d be to lose it—check out the Farnsworth House site to see how you can help.

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Architecture, Art, Current Affairs

the song is you

Is it dirty does it look dirty that’s what you think of in the city does it just seem dirty that’s what you think of in the city you don’t refuse to breathe do you someone comes along with a very bad character he seems attractive. is he really. yes very he’s attractive as his…

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