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Speaking of sculpture, can you go see the Cai Guo-Qiang show at the Guggenhiem for us?
Definitely. I was this close to going there a couple days ago.
Interesting. East Side Manhattan, you say. I just picked up Mark Helprin's Winter Tale, a story about a mythological NYC. It was recommended by several commentators to a Canadian blog,Small Dead Animals. I intended to read the prologue and a few chapters before bed and found I couldn't put it down until 100 pages later and I actually crashed right there in my chair fully clothed. I'm eager to continue. I mention this because I keep referring to online maps to discern exactly which portions are made up. Man, that guy has an engaging imagination.
Pimping your son on Spitzer resignation day. How perfect!
I discussed Winter's Tale with a reading group. Half of us were bored senseless; the other half, utterly charmed. I was interested that there seemed to be no middle ground. Is fisheye lens photography a love-or-hate thing too, I wonder?
Bored senseless, strange reaction. A friend thought that about Mailer's Ancient Evenings. Said he tossed the book against the wall in disgust. Never got past the beginning. I thought it was among the most brilliant fictions on Egypt ever written, and the beginning the best description of Egyptian ka I've ever heard, although a bit long. And I read a lot about Egyptian ka by academics that would bore the piss out of an average reader, myself included.
Aaaccckkk!!!I can't take it anymore...enough with the fisheye lens.
Hey, it's me.
Chips,I am with your friend on that one. I thought Ancient Evenings was the most boring book I ever tried to get through. I thought maybe it got better as you got further in but I could not find any parts of it that would keep me reading more than a few pages and then toss the book.
All your New York photos have been impressive. I especially liked the sunset shots with the Statue of Liberty. Amateur photographers who take pictures that good, must have a great camera. What camera are you using? P.S. If you think yourself a professional, then accept my apologies for calling you an amateur
Have you heard of Ashley Alexandra Dupré? She's a professional.
Ger, if you don't want to look at fisheye photography, why don't you just skip those posts? I'm exploring something I care about.
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