Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dancing with Fire

Some artists never grow up. Thank god. By preserving the child within, they help us survive this brutal world, with its tornadoes, hurricanes, e. coli outbreaks and drawer-dropping congressmen. Seeing the whimsical work of sculptors Dana Stewart and Francois Guillemin … Continue reading

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Group Hug Quilts

It’s another beastly day in central New Jersey. Sammi Nguyen pours me a tall ice water, and when I look for a surface on which to set it, she indicates a wood table. I express reservation about condensation forming, but … Continue reading

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Poet with an Ax

It’s mating season for the peacocks. They strut their magnificent plumage and call out like a cat that got its tail  stuck in the elevator — not quite as seductive to the human ear as to the peahen’s. James Surls … Continue reading

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Engineering Marvels

Great feats can take many years and unending patience. It was 16 years between the time John A. Roebling started building the Brooklyn Bridge, in 1867, to the time of its opening on May 14, 1883. (The bridge opened after … Continue reading

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