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Rapt sight

  Ellsworth Kelly, a solitary visionary of 20th century abstract art, died on Sunday at the age of 92. Here, his installation for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, which NY Times art critic Holland Cotter described as “one of his most moving… Read More

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Starry night

  A star is born in mainland Penang, Malaysia. Steel cables – aglow in more than 500 meters of LED lights – pierce through a four-story cement building, a celestial jax in an urban nocturne. “The Star” is the “low-tech materials meets high-tech application” work of… Read More

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Get your kicks

A relic of autocamping – replete with vintage cars rusting in the parking lot – that we found in Holbrook, AZ (gateway to Petrified Forest National Park). This Wigwam Village Motel was the sixth of seven such bizarro encampments along Route 66 and 31, built… Read More

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Not a soul in sight as we stood on the porch of the shuttered-for-the-season Grand Canyon Lodge, a throwback structure (twice) built of stone and timber, precariously perched on the coniferous North Rim. New sunset memories mingled with imagined: of guides greeting tours with songs… Read More

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Amber waves

From a distance, the Great Sand Dunes seem dwarfed by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, at whose foothills they drape. But as we drove closer, their vastness walloped us with wonder. Expecting a quick jaunt in the sand, we found ourselves following others, ant trails… Read More

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Violet crown

My Texas ramble continues in Austin with a reason to return: earlier this month, the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas Austin announced the imminent alightment of Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin on university grounds. For the 91-year-old artist, Austin marks many firsts: It… Read More

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Tunnel vision

On this Valentine’s Day, as the luxury of peace finds many places saturated with pink, it seems timely to spotlight a perspective on love amid conflict: love as optimism; love as a construct growing from rubble; love as green and lush as this lace top.… Read More

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Strings attached

            I didn’t want it to end, but I rose (predawn) resolved to finish “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss. And then I couldn’t let go: after lingering with the last page, I began flipping back to favorite passages… Read More

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Noir nuit

Another masterful mash-up in London: a kaleidoscopic light installation set to surf-noir soundscapes transforms the seventh floor of the Ace Shoreditch. Within the hip haven, the mysterious soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice,” composed by Radiohead’s renowned Jonny Greenwood, swirls amid the abstract spectacle… Read More