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Cool Danish Chair, Again (Dammit) . . .

Just over two years ago we had this chair. In fact, after a close comparison of the pictures and the actual item I’m sure we had this very chair, not just one like it. 134 more words

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Magician of the Week #32: Hermann Homar

This week’s magician, Hermann Homar, was a Kansas native who, after traveling the United States, settled in Chicago, where he performed as “The Wizard of the West”. 185 more words

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Embers by Sándor Márai

Embers by Sándor Márai (1942) French title: Les braises. Translated by Marcelle et Georges Régnier.

Embers is set in 1941 in an odd aristocratic castle in Hungary. 1,195 more words

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Damned If I Look Back

Two things struck me while visiting Chicago last week.

Firstly, of course, the architecture, with neo-Gothic, Art Deco, neoclassical and Modernist styles combining harmonically to form an exhilarating urban ensemble. 194 more words

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Meditative Monday - "Adagio for Strings" arranged from "String Quartet, Op. 11" by Samuel Barber (1936) [Orchestral]

If you have never heard this piece before, you either don’t know the name or you have been not paying attention to music in commercials, films, on the radio, or just in general. 327 more words