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Death wish in Providence?

When I saw the image above of Rhode Island’s pitch for Amazon’s HQ2, in today’s Providence Journal (“Envisioning Amazon’s HQ2 in heart of Capital Center… 274 more words



By Hans Ebert

Synchronicity happens for a reason. It’s like playing mental Snap. The night earlier, South African based racing writer and friend Robyn Louw was talking about how she feels the sport could do a better job of promoting and marketing its own heroes before bringing in celebrities for cameo appearances. 1,910 more words

Horse Racing

Art Criticism Book Review: Tom Wolfe, “The Painted Word”

“The Painted Word hit the art world like a really bad, MSG-headache-producing, Chinese lunch.” – Rosalind Krauss.

“The Painted Word” sounds good, and towards the end of the book, we end up with just words flatly painted on the wall as the ultimate distillation of contemporary art/theory, but really, what he’s talking about is just the opposite, “The Written Painting”.

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Believing is Seeing?

You might recognize this trope from the intro to Tom Wolfe’s reviled “The Painted Word”, which he typed up in, get this, 1975. The book is still hated by the art world today, and loved by the outlying visual artists who cling to imagery and the visual imagination like a life-raft. 2,052 more words


One Book

As soon as I heard this story on my friend and mentor Dr. Rob Gilbert’s Success Hotline,* I had to share it. Rob is a big believer about the power of one: the power of one idea, one book, one encounter to have a life-changing effect. 393 more words

Car. As soon as he heard the word, Fallow experienced a feeling that journalists live for. Before the mind can digest what the ears have heard, an alarm puts the nervous system on red alert. 

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