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Should the new Palo alto police headquarters be reviewed in the light of Black Lives Matter and coronavirus?

Should the new Palo alto police headquarters be reviewed in the light of Black Lives Matter and coronavirus? The answer is yes of course. I wrote separately about my dismay that the bureaucracy arbitrarily cut the guts out of the … Continue reading

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Frank Hurley, 1915 >> Valerie Vagoda, 2015 and Shackleton

>>> Or: Oh! There’s Frozen Chicken in the Freezer, Excellent!! I met Valerie Vagoda when “Striking 12” was at Theatreworks and “Passing Strange” was more current; PS actually might have workshopped at Theatreworks if Public Theatre of New York had … Continue reading

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Kimmelman on Ray Johnson, circa 2002

Look to your left (Liberty Street) and you will see the small turn-of-the-century French pastry in creamy, classically-detailed stone that housed the neighboring Chamber of Commerce. To your right (Cedar Street) is a stone-faced building of the first great skyscraper … Continue reading

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Two new true Ray Johnson books

I’ve only seen one Ray Johnson in person, at a gallery in Carmel, and posted about that previously.   I don’t think I knew much about Ray Johnson until I read Accidental Masterpiece by Michael Kimmelman. Prompting me to post … Continue reading

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True professor and Lehrer

Great interview between Michael Krasny and Jonah Lehrer right now on KQED — I am racing them to the top of the hour to post this entry of “Plastic Alto”. I had seen the article in yesterday’s Times about his … Continue reading

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