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La Jolla // Salk Institute

Salk Institute for Biological Studies // Louis Kahn // 1960

A second visit to the Salk Institute doesn’t diminish it’s inspiring monumental brutalism. The more time I spend there the more the building softens, and small details start to appear and the shadows create more interesting shapes beyond the one single view straight down the middle. 31 more words


Beth Shalom Synagogue

Beth Shalom Synagogue was built in 1950 on Jasper Avenue. Although the building itself has changed little, the area around it (Oliver) is very different in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s. 12 more words


Pronounced either “ma REE’ a” or “ma RYE’ a”, this is the Latin form of Mary.

Marie, Marietta, Maureen, Mimi, Moira, etc. 192 more words


General Byng's Lessons On Language, Life and Lunch

I don’t have the name-chart for Mrs Whitworth’s gang of seven year-old ragamuffins, but I can rattle off 22 of the 28, no trouble. It wouldn’t be very good manners to point out the six I can’t rattle off, so if you recognize any or all. 701 more words

From Harold Lloyd to Laurel & Hardy and the Our Gang Comedies

Only Max Sennet rivaled him

A comedy impresario’s legacy of laughs . . . Hal Roach

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“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” (Zola) (Burroughs audio)

“William S. Burroughs looking serious, sad lover’s eyes, afternoon light in window, cover of  just-published “Junkie” propped in shadow above right shoulder, Japanese kite against Lower East Side hot water flat’s old wallpaper. 70 more words


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

By: Tennessee Williams

Publication Date:1954

Status: read