Beneath the music can be heard vague muted mumblings as if hearing someone speaking from behind a wall or to place it in more Freudian terms, which seems appropriate since Freudian psychology deeply structures the Quays' world, as if listening to the ...
December 4, 2015
Grandfather clock at home in Capitol
The Starkville couple has already settled on how they will dispense of one household item, a 45-year-old Herschede Grandfather Clock purported to be the finest ever built. “We have four kids,” Stuart Vance •Chimes: Triple chimes are Westminster (an ...
November 9, 2015
The Nawab of Deccan Cuisine
HYDERABAD: Enter the drawing room of a three-storeyed bungalow at Jubilee Hills and the first thing that greets you is the chime of grandfather's clock standing under the gaze of a huge glittering crystal chandelier hung from a wooden ceiling that ...
December 1, 2015
Gads Hill Place Restaurant closes down after nearly 20 years
She pointed to a spot close to the stage that used to house a grandfather clock – one that never chimed. “The day we buried Sairey – the second we were done – the clock began to chime,” said Whaley. She has been collecting Dickens stuff since she was a ...
December 1, 2015
Starkville-built grandfather clock headed to Capitol
Stuart Vance shows off some of the finer details of â€œThe Clock,â€ a prototype grandfather clock built in 1970 in Starkville. Vance and his wife, â€œMike,â€ are delivering the clock to Jackson today, where it will occupy a place of honor in the ...
October 27, 2015
Cherished timekeepers move us forward, but only forward
An old grandfather clock stands against the south wall of our cabin. It stands there tall and stately, its golden face and burnished brown cabinet set off nicely against the logs. It chimes on the quarter hour, playing the full melody of “Westminster ...
October 17, 2015
A grand Napa home is now much grander
A 9-foot-tall grandfather clock that chimes loudly every 15 minutes came from New Orleans. It's from the 1860s, she said. A burled walnut wood dining room table from the 1880s can sit up to 14 and is topped by ornate silver candelabras from London....
October 17, 2015
In his essay “The Storyteller”, Walter Benjamin chronicles how the catastrophic developments of modernity have strangled storytelling to a near silence. The age of storytelling has, in essence, given way to that of information where a flood of neatly parsed bits of data have buried the ambiguity, aura, and personality needed for storytelling. Awash in a sea of news, our stories have been carried out to sea and nearly lost. Actually, it is half the art of storytelling to keep a story free from explanation as one reproduces it. ( Illuminations , 89). Yet the Quay Brothers’ films remain a testament to how the residual traces of storytelling still haunt the present. The Quays’ artisanal practices of using film stock, stop-motion photography, and early 20th century cameras stand as an affront to a world of instantaneous news, mechanization, and digitization. The intimacy and physicality of their work where their touch painstakingly guides every action and detail contrasts against a globalized, virtual world where computer-generated effects evacuate the dirt and grime and trauma that inhabit the Quays’... Hidden away in their cluttered and cramped studios, as seen in Christopher Nolan’s eight minute documentary Quay that accompanies the release of The Quay Brothers: Collected Short Films , the Quays descend into and conjure up a not-so-distant...
The Starkville couple has already settled on how they will dispense of one household item, a 45-year-old Herschede Grandfather Clock purported to be the finest ever built. They gave the clock to the whole state. “It’s not just a beautiful clock, it’s a clock built in Mississippi by Mississippi workers. When the governor entertains distinguished visitors or company executives looking to relocate to Mississippi, what better example can there be. This clock is proof that Mississippi workers can learn the skills needed to build the best product a... “I am grateful to Mr. Vance for his extraordinary donation to the people of Mississippi,” Bryant said in a statement. “This clock is a testament to the artistry that makes our state so special, and it will now stand in our Capitol for generations to enjoy. The story of “The Clock” can be traced to the late 19th century with the founding of The Herschede Hall Clock Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio. In its heyday, just before the Great Depression, demand for Herschede Clocks made it one of the most-desired clocks in the U. S. , with the company opening showrooms in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.
HYDERABAD: Enter the drawing room of a three-storeyed bungalow at Jubilee Hills and the first thing that greets you is the chime of grandfather’s clock standing under the gaze of a huge glittering crystal chandelier hung from a wooden ceiling... A number of table chandeliers glow near different sets of sofas and heavy teak tables. Yes, Nawab Saab also dons the chef’s cap. It’s not for nothing that he is known as the legend when it comes to Deccan food. Now in his late sixties and having braved a by-pass surgery his stature grows larger day by day when it comes to the knowledge of Hyderabadi cuisine that he opens a treasure trove of. Sitting in the plush sofa he checks the progress of the dinner... These make the basic food. Someone puts cream and hence different cuisines emerge. The way of cooking changes as the geography of kitchens change. ” He tells that the right preparation of haleem takes 11 hours. These days cooks use semolina so how can one expect the right taste for a bowl of haleem when the ingredient is not right. The clock announces 8:30. Nawab Saab checks with his attendant about Doodh Ka Sherbet over the phone. “I use charcoal smoke for the sherbet as it is prepared in a clay pot.