Monthly Archives: August 2006

seven ways of looking at a Fabergé exhibition

Reposted for Easter 2013 before returning to original spot in the timeline. The Era of Fabergé, Vapriikki, Tampere, Finland, 17 June – 1 October 2006 1. As a celebration of an exploitative imperial autocracy, rationalized through the familiar rhetoric of … Continue reading

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the frankenpassport

August 26, 1996 – August 26, 2006   Basic pre-bar code US passport with the usual eight pages of travel instructions in front including reminders not to go to Cuba, Libya or North Korea, and to phone home regularly. Being … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, Pluto. You will always be a planet to me.

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talk like slj day

Pirates of the Caribbean 2 is on a dozen movie screens here, as is The Da Vinci Code, but I can’t find the movies I really want to see: An Inconvenient Truth and Snakes on a Plane. I generally assume … Continue reading

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