ON THE AVENUES: Mourning in America

There are no hard and fast rules about mourning in America. In the beginning, we inherited primarily English customs, as embraced, modified and eventually...

In memoriam: Stanley E. Robison (1954-2021)

Stanley E. Robison died earlier this week. Stan possessed a wickedly sharp intellect, but wasn't by any stretch a "know it all." Fellow attorney...

The River Heritage Conservancy offers the case for Silver Creek low head dam removal

In a moment, the case for removing the Providence Mill low head dam on Silver Creek, courtesy of the River Heritage Conservancy. But first, a...

Werner Tübke, East German art, and the Americans in 1989

When the following article appeared in 2017, all of the talk in America was about building walls. Characteristically The Magnificent Trumpolini never understood that...

Learn more about Käthe Kollwitz and her powerful visual legacy

 Käthe Kollwitz is an artist we should know and celebrate. Controversy is the least of the reasons why, although it's something I appreciate. Why Käthe...

Gahan’s beloved low head dam: “A very elegant trap for human beings”

The Green Mouse says that Mayor Jeff Gahan and his Reisz Mahal acolytes intend to file a lawsuit to delay or even terminate the...

On the photographer Lewis Hine

Allow me to begin by conceding, as so often on must do, my complete ignorance with the career of Lewis Hine prior to reading...

Our (quasi) weekly editorial meme: Get ready to flick your Bic when they play...

But here's a fascinating link, which is all the more interesting for having nothing to do with local politics: Architecture of Concert Stage Design. Few...

Strong Towns: “The American Jobs Plan Will Make Our Infrastructure Crisis Worse”

It's a funny thing living in Nawbany. The Democrats claim to be progressive, and insist they understand principles pertaining to worldviews like the Strong...

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Think beer globally, drink beer locally, pair beer with food thoughtfully

Every major industrialized nation has A BEER (you can’t be a Real Country unless you have A BEER and an airline—it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear...

Menu Items: All the food was Greek to me, and gratefully so

Originally published at Food & Dining Magazine on 7 November 2021. --- “Edibles & Potables” is Food & Dining Magazine’s Sunday morning slot for a merry...

REWIND: “This week in solipsistic beer narcissism” (2014)

Lightly edited to remove a couple of obscure topical references. --- Are you fed up with words you don’t understand? Tired of scrolling down to your favorite...