Monthly Archives: February 2004


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WTC update

It’s been two months since David Childs unveiled the Freedom Tower in a blaze of publicity. Since then, of course, most of the WTC attention has been focussed on the memorial, with a little left over for Santiago Calatrava’s magnificent … Continue reading

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Greetings from Antarctica! An Argentine helicopter Two BAS ships at Halley Me at my lab Penguins messing up my clean air And finally… manhauling stuff to my lab

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Winter begins

If a mother’s love could be shown in presents, I think my mum has just succeeded! The summer crew have left at last and it’s time now to settle in for the winter. First we picked rooms out of a … Continue reading

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I have so much to say that I almost don’t know where to start! So here are some answers to questions from Stefan. Post your own, and I’ll see if I can answer them too! Does one have affairs? How … Continue reading

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FreshDirect on the LES: WTF?

Lockhart Steele is not much of a crusader, it would seem: he will fight for FreshDirect delivery on the Lower East Side only until they start delivering to him. Then, he’ll just give up: his latest post completely fails to … Continue reading

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Gay marriage: Where’s the backlash?

Anybody remember that in the wake of the Lawrence v Texas decision, everybody was talking about the anti-gay backlash which would only intensify if gay marriage started getting onto the agenda? Well, guess what: gay marriage is about to be … Continue reading

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Monet in Vegas, part 2

Joseph Clarke, over at unfolio, calls me one "of the blogosphere’s great arts writers" today, which is more than enough reason for me to link to him. He also joins in the Monet debate, and adds some new arguments of … Continue reading

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Monet in Vegas

Tyler Green is, I daresay, the best art blogger in the world. But today he harshes, quite unjustifiably, I think, on Malcom Rogers, the director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Rogers’ crime, in Green’s eyes, is to … Continue reading

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The ethics of blogging

Over the course of the past year, I’ve had quite a lot of experience with the intersection between blogging and journalistic ethics. I have been accused, and have accused others, of blogging unethically. And yesterday, I said that one website … Continue reading

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Urban retail

I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog writing about a big new Manhattan development. It features a landmark office building designed by David Childs, and is meant to be one of the most important new shopping and dining … Continue reading

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Cities in the Snow

It seems to me that we create cities wherever we live, however much we try to escape them. And when we hate them, we go further remote just to repeat the same mistakes. At the risk of sounding overly deep … Continue reading

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