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Snuff Bottles – Amazing China’s Historical Art and Culture 2021

Snuff Bottles – Amazing China’s Historical Art and Culture 2021

| August 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Snuff bottles were used to store snuff. This display was inside the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore. Snuff bottles was powdered tobacco mixed with a blend of aromatic substances. This was rumored to be a magical panacea for common ills, including the cold. It was taken by breathing in the fragrant aromas which were emitted […]

The Art of Architecture in The USA
The Art of Architecture in The USA

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The Burning Man – Take 2

The Burning Man – Take 2

| August 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Burning Man: The anticipation finally ended in Black Rock City as the 40-foot wooden figure know as ‘The Man’ went up in flames late Saturday evening to mark the culmination of the 22nd annual Burning Man counter-culture arts festival in the Black Rock Desert. Many of this years attendees were concerned they would not get to […]

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Junot Diaz: The New Fiction Hero 2021

Junot Diaz: The New Fiction Hero 2021

| August 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Junot Diaz is a funny guy. I imagine him being the Creative Writing professor at MIT that all the girls have a crush on and that all the boys admire because he isn’t afraid to curse in the classroom. However, in the midst of his jokes Diaz is also incredibly humble about his newfound celebrity, which would lead […]

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Best of Joel McHale at the Moore 2021

Best of Joel McHale at the Moore 2021

| July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Seattle native Joel McHale returned home Nov. 29th to perform at the Moore Theatre during his national stand up tour. Fans crowded into the theatre in one of the few cities in the nation where people may actually know McHale for work other than his weekly gig hosting The Soup on E! Entertainment Television. After graduating from the University […]

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Culture: In the Wisdom of Light J.G. Ballard 2021

Culture: In the Wisdom of Light J.G. Ballard 2021

| October 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Culture: This is a day of paying tribute to the great J. G. Ballard, who died yesterday at the age of 78. To many, Ballard was a trusted seer and beloved guide through the landscapes of advanced capitalism, decadent consumerism, and attendant social and psychological monstrosities.  Like all truth-tellers he was a visionary, and his […]

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Culture: And You Thought Your Neighbors Were Weird  2020

Culture: And You Thought Your Neighbors Were Weird 2020

| October 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Culture: The Complex is Seattle improv group Unexpected Productions’ latest blend of scripted work and improvisation. The group’s artistic director Randy Dixon helmed this piece based on actor Kevin Brady’s experiences as a local apartment manager. The story itself is not all that complex. It basically boils down to: Boy wants to be an actor. Boy must get real job managing […]

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An Exhibition of Buddhist Art in Singapore From A Positive Proven 2020

An Exhibition of Buddhist Art in Singapore From A Positive Proven 2020

| October 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

A special exhibition of rare, Buddhist artifacts is now ongoing in Singapore. The name of this event is “On The Nalanda Trail: Buddhism in India, China And Southeast Asia.” The venue is the Asian Civilizations Museum, in Singapore. This unique show runs from November 2, 2007 – March 23, 2008. This exhibition was named “on […]

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Discovering Writers No One Reads Heart 2020

Discovering Writers No One Reads Heart 2020

| September 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

I often direct my browser to 50 Watts, a reliably illuminating archive lesser-known creative works and minor design masterpieces—book cover design in particular. Its author, Will Schofield, is also one of the reasons but does it float never ceases to amaze. But I’ve only recently discovered  what Schofield calls a side project, Writers No One Reads. It’s a nice […]

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