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WEEKLY EMAIL: JULY 22, 2010


The Dream Job Project Part II

FEATURED THIS WEEK : MICHAEL ERARD

The Dream Job Project Part II

Last April, in a piece on these pages, I solicited comments from people about what they aspire to in the way of work, whether those aspirations were for a "dream job," the next stage in one's professional life, or a first stepping stone to something different.
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CHRISTOPHER MOUNT

Wild at Heart: Tadanori Yokoo

Who in the world is Tadanori Yokoo? An art historian and longtime fan tries to pin down the elusive magic of Japan's greatest poster artist.
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JESSICA HELFAND

Viva The Villain: A Review of Despicable Me

Despicable Me, the new CGI-animated feature from Universal, took in over 60 million dollars at the box office on its opening weekend. The New York Times reporter A.O. Scott panned it. But that's not why you should see it: you should see it because it is, in just about every way, brilliant.
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GERRY SHAMRAY

Harvey and Me

Harvey Pekar was a one-of-a-kind individual. He embraced the ordinary and made it extraordinary with his brilliant, insightful stories about day-to-day life. I have no doubt that people will be reading and learning from his clever observations on the daily grind for many decades, if not centuries. He was an artistic trendsetter who has been studied and copied by many who have made more from his influence than he ever did from his own work. I cannot believe he is gone.
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MICHAEL ZINMAN

Hard Times

Shortly after the collapse of the twin towers in 2001, I came across an enterprising individual, Billy McKinney, pitching for 21st century alms in Columbus Circle in New York City. He had taken a piece of cardboard, and rather than plead his dire condition, came up with a different approach to getting by.
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ERIC BAKER

Today, 07.10.10

Here are Today's images.
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POEM OF THE WEEK

"Negligent Worldicide"

Negligent Worldicide, a poem by Chase Twichell.
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The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th EditionThe Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition
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Governing for Sustainable Urban DevelopmentGoverning for Sustainable Urban Development
Yvonne Rydin

Unit: Design/Research 02Unit: Design/Research 02
Tony Brook & Adrian Shaughnessy

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