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Archive: April 2006


Weather Report: 53 Degrees F. Heavy Snowfall Predicted

I was having dinner a couple of months ago with an old friend, a journalist I've know for over 20 years. Our common interests generally veer towards the darker sides of human nature, and it is more common for us to discuss Kafka, genocide — even cancer — than to venture into territory that might, in some circles, be considered Green.

And then we got talking about the weather.

New York City had 26.9 inches of snow on February 12th, the largest amount since record-keeping began in 1869. Here in the Berkshires, just north of the city, the temperature was 53 degrees fahrenheit on February 15th, and there was no snow in our meadow. It was an early blast of springtime: our grass, long dormant, turned green the following week.

Maybe I'm slow...

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Meet Me in St. Louis: The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts


Exterior view, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Photograph by Robert Pettus, 2004.

Nine months ago I went to St. Louis and had a memorable art experience. In and of itself, such an event should not seem so special...

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National Design Award Trophy

National Design Award Trophy

In October 2011, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum unveiled a new trophy for the National Design Awards. Originally designed as an asterisk in silicon carbide by Winterhouse in 2000, the new glass trophy is by Corning GlassLab.


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