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Art Deco, a Style From Another Era

I like Art Deco. Partly because I see it as one of the 20th century’s better ideas. One of the more upbeat ones, anyway. “…During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress….” … Continue reading

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Apathy, Angst and Grenfell Tower

Opportunities for angst and anger abound. Just glance through the headlines. Take your pick from today’s top expert-endorsed, editor-approved crises — Climate change threatens our cities, the oceans and life itself. Well-intentioned efforts to stop climate change threaten our jobs … Continue reading

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Books and Flying Cars

That’s a photo of the Malatestiana Library. It’s a public library in Cesena. The Malatestiana Library was built around the mid 1400s. It’s named after a local aristocrat, but is the first civic library in Europe: not a private collection. … Continue reading

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