Art

It’s strange that a stage show running in one city is affecting the whole continent, but New York isn’t a normal place and Lin-Manuel Miranda clearly isn’t a normal man. The killing in Orlando originally prompted my personal doctrine in response to political violence: refuse to be terrorized. One or a few people armed and […]

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Jenny Ritter’s “A History of Happiness” is one of my all-time-favourite folk songs.

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“It is a globe of simple branches. It represents canopy and the trees that surround and protect the globe, the Earth. Cast in bronze, it demonstrates the strength of the canopy, while the delicate twigs expose its more fragile nature.”

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Every photo taken by the Apollo astronauts is now online. Mother Jones has picked out some favourites.

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ROM photos

2015-01-06

in Art, Photography, Toronto

I got some photos at the Royal Ontario Museum today: photos, slideshow I especially like this diving fossil, this arrangement of dinosaurs, this triceratops, and this frieze.

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As a Christmas gift, my family got me a very handsome carving of a polar bear, made from a piece of a Sequoia which had been blown down in a storm. It was carved at Toso Wood Works, in Vancouver. It’s now resting quite agreeably atop a short stack of books on my desk. I […]

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