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Gronk’s “Theater of Paint”

Gronk paints set designs for big bold operas, little intimate plays and even on the walls on the way in to his loft in downtown Los Angeles. A whole exhibition dedicated to his set designs is now at the Craft … Continue reading

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The Horizon’s Verge

“Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge.” – Lord Byron

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Originality

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” Herman Melville

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How to Grow Old

“To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.” Herman Melville

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An American in Provence

As an American heading to Provence after spending a week in Paris and then another week in Istanbul, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Yes, I knew of Peter Mayle’s classic A Year in Provence and years ago enjoyed watching … Continue reading

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Pablo Delgado: Art & Dystopia

Tonight on April 4, 2015 I walked the streets of downtown Los Angeles. I was walking down Spring Street on the night of the full moon and a lunar eclipse. I’m not surprised that it was a night of discovery, … Continue reading

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The Secret Lives of Bilingual Books

Many Americans are familiar with well-known mainstream children’s books such as the Dr. Seuss series, Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild Things Are. But what about Americans who come from another culture, speak another language or are bilingual? What children’s … Continue reading

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Phenomenology in the Real World: From Default Thinking to Sensemaking

Can you take the ideas of phenomenologists like Gademer, Heidegger or Merleau-Ponty and apply them to the daily world of concrete business problems? Well, Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel B. Rasmussen, two Danish strategy consultants, think you can. I first heard … Continue reading

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An Interview With Rod Benson on Journalism and Democracy

Journalism is at a major crossroads. The digital revolution has turned print and broadcast upside down and although the media are more successful than ever on many levels, the traditional role of journalism as democracy’s watchdog is at risk. Rodney … Continue reading

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The Camera’s Secrets: Ricardo Valverde’s Visionary Images

Seeing a Ricardo Valverde photograph can easily lead one to consider what photography really is and what it means. We usually think photography captures the truth of a moment or a scene. Not true. It is actually a subversive medium. … Continue reading

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