The curious g blog is back (in a new location)

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New location and new thoughts: the curious g blog has returned, and the new site is responsive across desktop, tablet and mobile devices to make reading easier.

The nearly 500 posts in this archive will remain available, while the new topics are here. I hope that you’ll stay on this adventure with me.

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taking a break, closing a chapter, rethinking the curious g,

With nearly 500 posts written and more than eight years in, the curious g is taking a break. Year’s end (or year’s beginning) is the right time to rethink the direction and modernize the site. I’ll be back in a few months with new thoughts and a fresh look.

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Best of film 2017: The times they are a changin’

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The film industry is enjoying its third of fourth year of great work where risk appears to equal rewards. Disruptors Amazon Studios and Netflix have forced traditional studios to up their creative game and rethink their business models for product delivery. This monumental shift has opened up opportunities for new voices and diverse talents. Exciting times for film lovers!

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Look for the wondrous in 2018

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As 2017 rapidly fades into the history books (and with it goes the negative and divisiveness, please), my wishes for 2018 point to a brighter and more functional year.

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The new shape of pasta

Those glorious swirls and curls of pasta shapes may have found new, more packaging-friendly forms.

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The power of Louis Kahn’s architecture

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The great modernist architect Louis Kahn is the subject of a major retrospective, Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. Make the trip because it’s the last stop for the exhibition which began in the Netherlands and ends in Philly on 5 november. It’s also unmissable.

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A stunning Chihuly Night @NYBG

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Just as with Dale Chihuly’s artistry at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) in the daytime, Chihuly Nights brings the same joy with the increased drama of shadow play and the vibrancy of color against the darkness.

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Banned Books Week 2017: 10 quotes from iconic banned books

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An annual event celebrating the freedom to read, Banned Books Week reinforces the value of free and open access to information. It brings the book and general community together in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas – even those some consider unpopular.

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Lucky 7: More unusual accommodations for intrepid travelers

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Travelers looking for adventure of the unusual kind – here’s a new group of seven accommodations. Add this group to the 7th Heaven and The Magnificent 7 bunch from posts past and the collection spans the globe. There something for everyone.

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Look, up in the sky: The Great Eclipse Across America 2017

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Save the date

Monday, 21 august 2017, mark your calendars. The continental US and other nearby areas will be treated to an amazing celestial event – an eclipse of the sun – and for the lucky ones, a total eclipse.

American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson notes, “A total eclipse of the sun belongs on everyone’s bucket list.

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