Monthly Archives: August 2017

Ashkenazi Jew Off-White Christian Gentile White

I will never self-identify in public as a “white Jew,” despite the fact that I am “Jewish” and “white” and enjoy white skin privilege in the United States, while in Israel I would be unambiguously “Ashkenazi.” In America, the term … Continue reading

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(Racists) Armed Speech is Not Free Speech (Charlottesville)

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Free Speech & Open Carry

Thanks to my friends at FB, especially lawyers and all of you with lawyerly minds, for clarifying points of constitutional law. But as a recent post by Jarrod Tanny suggests, is it still free speech when the speakers bring assault … Continue reading

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Red Rose Pink Laminated Glass (Pacific Red II) (Larry Bell)

These cubes are made of laminated glass. I didn’t get much of a chance to look at Pacific Red II (2017) at eye level, but viewed from above up from the balconies at the Whitney allows one to look inside … Continue reading

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(Waxy) Three American Flags (Jasper Johns)

Perhaps because the image is by now so familiar, iconic in its own right, that I never quite got Jasper Johns’ famous Three Flags (1958). I do not believe, as per the wall text, that the painting/construction shifts emphasis from … Continue reading

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(Only the New Survives) Religion & Real Estate (New York)

Another in a long line of articles featuring the sad, unforgiving tensions between religion and real estate in a secular age. This one is a wrenching article here in NYT featuring the edifice of Shaare Zedek (dedicated in 1923 after … Continue reading

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Blizzard (Alexander Calder)

The point of the show at the Whitney is to put all these Calders into motion, to activate these abstract bodies. Alas, we arrived too late in the afternoon for that, but you can see the effects here at the … Continue reading

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Little Red House in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Love so much this old bright little red house and the way it stands out on Dikeman Street,  right off Van Brunt just up from what a hundred years ago or so were docks and warehouses, long since closed and … Continue reading

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