Beginning late this summer, one of the most promising and pure acts of environmental restoration the region and the nation have ever seen will get under way here, experts say, in the form of the largest dam removal project in American history. It will demolish two massive hydroelectric dams, one of them 210 feet high, that block the otherwise pristine flow of the Elwha River, nearly all of which is within the boundaries of this remote national park.
““Chandler is one of my favorite writers. His books bear rereading every few years. The novels are a perfect snapshot of an American past, and yet the ruined romanticism of the voice is as fresh as if they were written yesterday.” -–Jonathan Lethem”—
Xipe Totec - A new public art piece in Tlatelcoco plaza, site of Spanish destruction of Aztec temples and 1968 massacre of student protestors. “It’s an attempt to give it a new sense of place,” Mr. Glassford said. “There’s been a constant stepping on other cultures there. But a skin — in this luminous way — covers without changing.”
Yana Payusova’s Russian Prison Series is a complex portrait with embedded cultural memes and fierce visual détournement. It is a strong and committed project. Russian Prisons Series, painted photographs of forgotten incarcerated Russian youth is Payusova’s most extensive use of photography in her many series.
What I love about the embroidered insoles is that they are both exquisite and useful, and yet by virtue of their very function, can only be appreciated by one person, the wearer. Traditionally made by women, they’re a true labor of love.
Prague was openly inviting. And yet. I was unable to take its invitations seriously. I love that wacky city, but all I can think of is the evening I was sitting outside a café in Vinohrady, talking to someone I was beginning to like very much, when a man came by with a bucketful of enormous sausages and offered them to us in a manner very similar to that of the people who wait outside theatres and restaurants with roses, trying to get men to buy a flower for the woman they’re with. My friend appeared completely bemused and assured me he’d never seen such a thing in all his Prague-dwelling years. I didn’t believe him. Prague is that kind of city.