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lapislazuli
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Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:11 am

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Natalia Ginzburg's 'Family Lexicon'
Just finished this one and I have mixed feelings. On one hand I loved it. I think it's just amazing the way is written, the story. Everything.
On the other hand, I have issues with people like her...
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Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:25 am

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fallstaff wrote:^ I really enjoyed seeing her work and reading about her ideas at the big Guggenheim show last year.
Yeah, that's the one I meant. Was still up when I was in there in March.

https://www.hilmaafklint.se/hilma-af-klint-foundation/
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Wed May 29, 2019 6:27 am

The Passage by Justin Cronin.
Apparently there’s a show. Haven’t seen it.
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apalma27 wrote:The Passage by Justin Cronin.
Apparently there’s a show. Haven’t seen it.
That book is wildly entertaining. The two sequels are good as well, but they don’t match up to the magic of the first.

I can’t imagine the show is worth a damn.
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Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:26 pm

I just finished The Broken Earth Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin.
Books are The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, and The Stone Sky.

Fantastic story and writing, up there with the best I've read.
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I'm a huge fan of his music ..tragic case of not reaching a larger audience

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Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:00 am

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one of my artistic hero's...exhibition catalog for a show next year

Exhibition schedule:
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth: June 2–September 8, 2019
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts: December 21, 2019–March 15, 2020
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: April 11–September 7, 2020
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Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:27 pm

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin.

Silly coincidence in sci-fi novels, Slaughterhouse 5 and this were released in the same month. In Vonnegut's, a Tralfamadorian says "so it goes".
In Le Guin's, a Karhider says "so it is".
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Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:11 am

Currently reading :

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Stingers wrote:If you can't get it up eat less fudge, excersise and stop being a kitten.
john38103 wrote:All gin every thing. drymount all you hoes.
Relax, I honestly don't give a fudge.
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Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:05 pm

Scotty by Ken Dryden

Part biography of one of the best coaches in sports, Scotty Bowman, and part Bowman discussing his choices of the top eight NHL teams of all-time.

Very well structured book as it discusses the teams chronologically and what was happening in Bowman's life/career at that time.

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Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:19 pm

It was a great time to be a Wings fan with him at the helm.
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Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:38 pm

That was a fun team to watch. Yzerman was one of my favourite players, but when he started to play more defensively for the good of the team it made me appreciate him even more.
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Loved Yzerman. Never thought he was the most talented but he had something special about him. And then we started bringing in the Russians, Fedorov, Larionov, Vladimir the Impaler Konstantinov. McCarty, Shanahan, that awesome rivalry with the Avs, McCarty kicking the snot out of that gutless turd Lemieux as soon as the puck dropped after he took out Draper from behind, Vernon and Roy meeting at center ice. Good times.
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Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:59 pm

Permanent Record - By Eric Snowden - Interesting so far, fleshing out both the man, his reasons for doing what he did and the truly frightening growth of what has become America's version of "Big Brother in it's data collection and spying on its own citizens, among many other illegal acts. This should be required reading for all Americans, so that they know how far their government has lied to them and violated our constitutional rights.

Hate, Inc. - Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another - By Matt Taibbi - Only about a chapter or two in, but interesting so far. Taibbi is turning his muckraking style on his very own and is illustrating how f-ed our current corporate media landscape is. Very much in the vein of Chomsky & Herman's Manufacturing Consent, which he doesn't hide was a major influence, on his and this particular writing.
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