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By bendystraw on September 20, 2004
Before waxing poetic about the wonders of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, I’d like to get something off my chest. Rain every day? Not ideal, but the park is beautiful in any weather. Terrible food? No problem–I brought along some soy nuts and Kashi Go-Lean Protein Bars. Neighbors in the adjacent cabin who stumbled in […]
By bendystraw on September 19, 2004
Well, scratch one item off of the lifetime “places to see” list. Despite the cold, the rain, and the bears, visiting Glacier National Park was a fantastic experience.
By bendystraw on September 14, 2004
Is this what they mean by shabby chic? Actually, it’s a jail cell–Al Capone stayed here during his eight month stint at Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary. The furniture is not original (he took it with him), but it depicts Capone’s posh digs. He also bought instruments for the prison band and uniforms for the baseball […]
By bendystraw on September 7, 2004
This week’s arts pick highlights society’s obsession with mobility and the resulting eradication of privacy and traditional boundaries. To portray the potential devastating consequences of our absurd fixation with mobile devices, the artist uses both location and well-chosen, commonplace materials. First, consider the location. The piece is installed at the end of a long, dark […]