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Montana, land of obstinate wildlife

Montana, land of obstinate wildlife

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 […]

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

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.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

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 […]

Boss-across-the-hall update

Boss-across-the-hall update

He foiled my plan to volunteer him as a model for the organization’s annual charity fashion show. It was a valiant attempt, nonetheless–especially the part where I remembered the delegate permissions on his e-mail account.

Arts pick:  Fringe Festival edition

Arts pick: Fringe Festival edition

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 […]