What We Talk About When We Talk About Architecture
Class critique, Yale Art and Architecture Building, New Haven, Connecticut, December, 2003. Photo by John Jacobson
The most popular show on American non-commercial radio is "Car Talk."
For an hour, two auto mechanic brothers from Boston
ostensibly do just that: they talk about cars. People call in and describe automotive problems, and Tom and Ray Magliozzi offer suggestions on how their cars might be fixed. What makes the show so listenable, even to people like me who don't know or care that much about cars, is the fact that the show isn't really about cars, it's about life...
I Hate ITC Garamond
Poster for ITC Garamond, Jack Summerford, 1979
My daughter Liz called me from college to recommend a book she had been assigned for a political science class: Mr. Truman's War
by J. Robert Moskin, a non-fiction account of the end of World War II and the dawn of the Cold War. On Amazon, I learned it was out of print, but she was so enthusiastic about it that I tracked down a used copy...