'Nevermore,' a Musical Biography of Edgar Allan Poe
Exquisitely stylish and excessively bleak, the new musical “Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe,” at New World Stages, takes the sad facts of Poe's life and makes them gloomier still. Written and directed by Jonathan ...
January 26, 2015
Sundance So Far: 'The Bronze' Is No 'Whiplash,' But 'It Follows' Makes Up For It
The problem is that the script's pendulum doesn't swing wider than foul-mouthed humor and inevitable lesson-learning. There are laughs; they just don't come frequently enough because some of the gags feel repetitive, no matter the gifted comedic timing ...
January 23, 2015
Just as the pendulum on the clock swings back and forth, so did the emotions of the jurors and the votes on each count. The desire to reach a unanimous verdict on at least some of the counts became a mission. The mission, unfortunately, was a mission ...
October 27, 2014
Five NBA Teams That Should Make a Move
Indeed, across the league, all general managers are fielding phone calls and pondering whether to pull the trigger on trades that could shift the power pendulum in the NBA. All teams are active, but the five aforementioned would be most wise to get ...
February 17, 2015
Egg freezing message: Lean in, and save the kids for later
A FEW YEARS ago, I had a notion — based on news that some 20-year-old celebrity had gotten engaged — that the motherhood pendulum was going to swing. Women, who have pushed childbearing later and later, would start having kids a little earlier....
October 18, 2014
Arts & Extras: Riot Rooster Indie Craft Fair starts Friday at 16 West
Artist and promoter Beth Deel shares the skinny on the newest RIOT Rooster Independent Craft Fair, which takes place Friday and Saturday inside 16 West Marketplace on Church Avenue in downtown Roanoke. Read on: A two-day funky market and bazaar ...
November 20, 2014
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Unveils Timeline For Stadium Discussions To Keep ...
This will effectively stop the clock on a move for the 2015 season. To elaborate: the NFL rules on franchise relocation guidelines prevent an owner from running away with his team just because, well, you know, he feels like doing so. In other words ...
November 6, 2014
When HH and I made the trip to Boulder City, Nevada a few weeks ago to see the dam, we wanted to take both tours offered - the workings of the dam and inside the dam itself. It was packed with people that day and all the inside-the-dam tickets were gone but we were still able to take the other tour. This is an armature, the central part of the dynamo that rotates within the magnetic field that comes from the red things on the cylinders in the photo above, which are magnets. Allen True, a Denver artist, assisted Kaufmann with interior designs and color. True was responsible for one of the dam's most distinctive motifs - the Southwestern Indian designs in the terrazzo floors. Using such sources as an Acoma bowl and Pima basket, True merged Native American geometric concepts with Art Deco design. Many of the Indian designs were based on centrifugal themes, which related to the turbines in the power plant. Two Italian immigrant brothers, Joseph and John Martina, installed the all the terrazzo floors in 1936 and 1937 with the help of 30 countrymen. The Martina brothers contracted to install the terrazzo for 48 cents per square foot, for a total of only $51,718. Here is an example of the Native American design on the floor of the lobby in the.
I feel like this week the internet finally shook off its holiday/new year doldrums, and started churning out the Good Stuff again, you know. It's been weeks since I found much online to really inspire or capture my imagination, and now suddenly I'm seeing all KINDS of goodies. These mushrooms are incredibly life-like, and other than the LED wiring, look pretty simple to make. (Just a little silicon caulking and paint, if you can believe it. ) I want to make some to display in a glass dome, like a steampunky specimen jar. He'll cost about $400, and there will only be 5000 made, so. I guess I'll just console myself with our life-sized Claptrap coming together in the garage. Remember Lammily , the "realistic fashion doll" that went viral for re-imagining Barbie with actual human proportions. Well in that general spirit, there's a Tasmanian artist now giving Bratz dolls some surprisingly sweet "make-unders:". Her out-doorsy finished photos really capture the innocence of a much younger and less self-conscious childhood, and the contrast between the dolls' before and after pics could be taken for a serious commentary on today's society - should you be... Bratz is a terrible name for a line of dolls anyway--who wants to teach their little girls to become that. (Stuff like that makes me feel better about just finding out that I'm pregnant with a boy. Because even though girls can and do like superheroes and Legos too, I.