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Catch It: FIKA

Great happiness is a good cup of iced coffee in the summertime. This week, I came upon a new delightful cafe—FIKA.

There are many locations in New York City; however, I strode into the aesthetic-styled décor of white bright lights, white tables, and orange chairs at 114 West 41st Street, New York, NY, near Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan. 196 more words


Our Town

I am not an innovator but a rediscoverer of forgotten goods and I hope a remover of obtrusive bric-a-brac.

Thornton Wilder

On the third of July, I inadvertently picked up a copy of Thornton Wilder’s  408 more words


Our Town Holidays with Ives and Copland

Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, Saturday July 5th at 5 pm

Aaron Copland (1900–1990). Our Town (1940). London Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland. CBS/Sony 42429, Tr 1. 672 more words


UWEC's "Our Town"

In fall of 2012, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire performed Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. For this production, I served many purposes: employed by the university I was a carpenter; for class I was a master electrician; and I was assistant scenic designer. 453 more words


Jesus or Cables (detail)

Collage intended as a gift for Father Pfleger… Will keep showing it till either he claims it or I get a chance to offer it to him.

1928: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

From the Back Cover:

The novel opens in the aftermath of an inexplicable tragedy–a tiny footbridge in Peru breaks, and five people hurtle to their deaths. 854 more words

Pulitzer Prize

The 1928 Novel Decision

In 1928, the same jury from the year before convened and unanimously nominated Thornton Wilder’s The Bridge of San Luis Rey for the Pulitzer Prize. It was, however, a novel set in Peru, about the people of Peru several centuries before, and one of the jury members even stated that “it is a mere subterfuge to say that it has anything to do with the highest standards of American manners or manhood.” The Pulitzer Prize Committee, however, perhaps encouraged by the popular public opinion of Wilder’s novel, awarded him the Pulitzer Prize for Novel in 1928. 136 more words

Pulitzer Prize