Archive for the 'culture' Category

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

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Attention curious minds: the curious g blog is back, in a new location. The archive will remain here for your exploration.

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

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

With more platforms for viewing and new studio models in play, the times they are a changin’ for film fans. Just under the wire, here’s my 2017 best of film list.

Look for the wondrous in 2018

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Leave the negativity and divisiveness behind, search for the wondrous in 2018. Happy holidays to all!

The power of Louis Kahn’s architecture

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Take a walk, a run, a bus, a train or a plane to Philadelphia to see the ‘Louis Kahn, The Power of Architecture.’ It’s that good.

Banned Books Week 2017: 10 quotes from iconic banned books

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Celebrate the freedom to read: Banned Books Week begins on 24 september 2017 with a selection of quotes from 10 iconic books that have been banned or challenged globally.

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

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Mark your calendars – monday, 21 august 2017 – the first US coast-to-coast eclipse of the sun in nearly a century will occur. Grab your safety glasses and bucket list, and check out a roundup of information and resources for the Great Eclipse Across America.

Smiles on a summer day and night

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Three wonderfully upbeat art exhibits are perfect respites from New York City’s dog days of summer.

Nostalgic for book-finding, the old fashioned way

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Love the speed and accuracy of a digital library search, but sometimes the senses want what they want: An old-fashioned card catalog cabinet at the public library.

Stateside Shakespeare: Birthday Celebrations 453

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Get out and enjoy the some Bard this weekend as the world celebrates Shakespeare’s 453rd birthday.

Dandelion dead

Friday, March 31st, 2017

National Crayon Day is not so dandy for Crayola’s recently ousted dandelion crayon. Replacement crayon to be named later.