Monthly Archives: November 2018

Captain’s Log

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Captain’s Log

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“The Time Is Now!”

The exhibition, “The Time Is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side 1960-1980,” which opened in September and runs through Dec. 30, is part corrective, part history lesson, part reintroduction. (Tariro Mzezewa, “50 Years Later, Chicago Artists Are Getting Their … Continue reading

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Gucci Pride

“For youthful fans, the Gucci logo is a tag, a way of stating, ‘I am socially responsible,’” [Milton] Pedraza* said. “It gives you a very clear identity that goes beyond a fashion statement.” [*Founder and CEO of the Luxury Institute, … Continue reading

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Tenderness in the Kitchen

The young man [Flynn McGarry] seems a relatively gentle soul in a world still learning to be less needlessly rough. (Glenn Kenny, “‘Chef Flynn’ Review: A Gastronomic Wonder from Boy to Man,” NYTimes, 11-9-18) (c) 2018 JMN.

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Lyrics Again

One of my playlists I call “aMix” is an eclectic selection of some 50 songs from various genres and periods. (There’s also a list called bMix.) This morning I heard Jacques Brel singing “Ne me quitte pas.” As the poignant … Continue reading

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Otto Schubert: Paintings from the Trenches

  Art student Otto Schubert (1892-1970) was 22 years old when he was drafted into the war. As the conflict unfolded, he painted a series of postcards that he sent to his sweetheart, Irma. … All pictures extracted from Postcards … Continue reading

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