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Non-fiction

Build a house, plant a tree, raise a son.

My dad fastened the last of the Ikea screws and went outside. It had predictably taken him too long and the sun had already begun nodding off. From the field and upon the great rock he felt like he could see through the house’s walls. He put his beer down and made a large gesture […]

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Non-fiction

Power leisure

On my run this morning (PS: awesome views of a golden jersey shore, glinted highlights from parked barges, storage containers, and windows), I passed more dog walkers than runners. I then remembered an interesting point Carl Skelton made during my final fall semester thesis critique (round-table style) in 2009 as we delved into the many […]

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Music

evan shinners. coloring bach.

ROY G BACH

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Art Language

Figuration to Abstraction, our evolution out of language

Yarn I: It seems one of the primary artistic trends of the 20th century (with spillover, maybe the last two centuries) was the increased acceptance of sketches and raw, undeveloped ideas as legitimate “works of art” ripe for an audience. The beginning of the last millennium would not have indicated this, though– the market and […]

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Non-fiction

Artist as negotiator

Dennis Adams, professor of art at The Cooper Union, has a way of really nailing down works’ gists.In reverse as well, he is able to begin with an idea, crystallize it into a concept of sufficient scale, and name an artist whose work X in year Y best exemplifies it. In a discussion about public […]

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Music

evan shinners. grateful dead cover

Watch and like; Evan is classically trained to rock!

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Architecture Non-fiction

The new warming principle

This may be half-cooked conjecture, due mostly to its scary simplicity, but it bears notice. To begin with, the reason our hemisphere is colder during winter months is not because the sun is further away than during summer (in fact, due to the ovular shape of Earth’s orbit around the sun, we may in fact […]

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Photography

from Microcosmos

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Architecture Photography

from Invisible Towers

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Non-fiction

Subliminal 9-11, the curious explanation of why I don’t wear watches

A story, this time: I discovered very intimate evidence that our brains are always aware of the time– and not just by casts of a net or any such wide margins, but down to the very minute. And it is only exhaustively heightened by images. In this peculiar case it was an instance of realizing […]