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To honor sacked Sun-Times photographers, museums could follow Gardner Museum

To honor sacked Sun-Times photographers, museums could follow Gardner Museum
Anyone who has visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston since the notorious March 18, 1990 art heist knows the haunting power of the museum’s decision to leave empty frames hanging on the walls where masterpieces once appeared. Absence — particularly when it is literally framed with ornate detail — can be at least... Read more »

Why does Facebook mistake me for a Blackhawks fan?

Why does Facebook mistake me for a Blackhawks fan?
With the Stanley Cup underway, I’ve been left scratching my head why I’ve been getting bombarded over the past week with so many Facebook ads about the Chicago Blackhawks. Given Facebook’s market value of $55 billion, shouldn’t it be “smart” enough to see from many of my posts that as a Bostonian I’m rooting for... Read more »

Painting via 'power of thought' may hold some promise

Painting via 'power of thought' may hold some promise
An Austrian-based company called G-Tech Medical Engineering has developed software that allows people to “paint” on a computer through the “power of thought,” reports Telegraph science correspondent Richard Gray. As Gray notes, the tool — which researchers are hoping to develop to the point that it can be a chip implanted in the brain —... Read more »
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Exhibit finds music behind 'brutal and blank' architecture of Chicago public housing

Exhibit finds music behind 'brutal and blank' architecture of Chicago public housing
Music comes not from concert halls, rock clubs, iPads, and YouTube, but from the musicians’ lives — particularly their experiences of community and home. That’s the premise of The Sound, the Soul, the Syncopation, an exhibition of the National Public Housing Museum at the gallery Expo 72 on E. Randolph. “I grew up in the... Read more »

Despite media reports, George W. Bush didn't paint as well as Hitler

It’s almost worth waiting with bated breath to see who will be the first media professional to publicly apologize and admit that former President George W. Bush — in light of recently leaked and illegally hacked photos of his artwork — is far more interesting and human than he has been given credit for in... Read more »

This should go without saying, but...

To the person who tried to post two very ant-Semitic comments on my recent entry, and to anyone else who is so inclined down the road: I’m pretty open-minded when it comes to comments. But I draw the line at remarks that are unequivocally hateful, particularly when they advocate violence. If you have a point... Read more »
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