commented on Headline of the Day?
When I was a prettier, younger, unmarried thing I went on lots of dates. These gents would wine and dine this poor college student and then practically DEMAND sex. Gross.
There's something powerful about her doing this, playing men at their own game (of impressing and trying to play pretty young things) so I do find it an interesting story. I'd love to hear what the men thing of her post date (without knowing her game) vs fantasies of just "teaching the bitch a lesson"
commented on Beautiful, Secret Painting Found on a Book from 1837
#8 Rochester Institute of Technology has a fine collection of these. I'm sure if you e-mail them they'd be happy to share info on the technique. I took a bookbinding and paper making class there one summer and it was a fantastic experience.
commented on A Day for Detroit
As someone who has worked in museums professionally (MFA, Boston; MOMA NYC. MOCA LA) I can tell you that membership (while important) and entry fees account for less than about 10% at best of revenues. It has to come from the top since museums are damned expensive to run and maintain.
commented on William Gibson and the Eternal Greatness of Blade Runner
I read the article without looking at the byline. I knew it was Charles. I'm curious to know if Charles has really lived in a larger city than Seattlle. I've lived in NYC, Boston and I currently live in LA and I find his concepts of cities idealized by the fact that he doesn't live in a really major one.