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{ Monthly Archives } April 2003

A Boy of the Boston School

Under the heading of Coming Distractions… “Daughters” You are heartily invited to a talk I’m giving at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston next Wednesday evening (April 9) at 7 p.m. The boy in the title is me.  The Boston School refers to the painting orthodoxy that held firm in these parts for nearly […]

“A Boy of the Boston School”

Under the heading of coming distractions… You’re invited to a talk I am giving at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston next Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.  The boy in the title is me.  The Boston School refers to the painting orthodoxy that held firm in these parts for nearly half a century after […]

Web Wisdom

Some of the best lately–meaning the most disturbing:  Arundati Roy at http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,927849,00.html Jimmy Breslin in Newsday at http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0331-11.htm Arthur Schlesinger Jr. in the Los Angeles Times at http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0322-01.htm Robert Fisk in the Independent http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0401-04.htm And then there’s the Big Guy in his boy David’s Book of Psalms, 20:7:  Some trust in chariots, some in horses, […]

A War to End War?

Isn’t it strange that we can’t be confident yet of the deep story line in this war, can’t say just what it’s about?  Oil?  Empire? Democracy?  Most days it feels to me like the first chapter of the end of the world.  On television today it seemed to be about Peter Arnett.  Or: The Pentagon […]